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April 12, 2016
Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Exhibit to Visit Albany May 4-27 More>>
Admission to the exhibit from 10 am to 4 pm Monday through Friday is free.

January 27, 2016

NYSG Partners with PA Sea Grant on Traveling Lake Erie Shipwrecks Exhibit More>>
Opens Feb. 1 and will continue through April 25; Special Artifacts ID Events Planned With Archaeologists on February 6th and March 5th

October 19, 2015
Lake Erie Seaway Trail Center Hosts Great Shipwrecks Traveling Exhibit
The exhibit will be open from 10am to 4pm on Fridays, Saturdays and Sundays starting October 30, 2015 and will run through January 2016.

August 24, 2015
On YouTube: 2015 Great New York State Fair to Host Lakes of NY: 21st Century Water Technologies Exhibit
NYSG partners with the Great Lakes Research Consortium to bring the new Lakes of NY: Over, Under, Around and Through, 21st Century Technologies Exhibit to the 2015 Great New York State Fair August 27 through September 7, 2015.

  • CNY Schools Participating in ROV Demo Days at Great NY State Fair More>>

  • NYS Governor Andrew Cuomo Visits With Sea Grant; Student Remote-Operated Vehicle Demos Continue More>>

  • On Air, YouTube: Sea Grant At State Fair More>>

January 10, 2015
Watertown Daily Times Spotlights NYSG's Great Lakes Shipwrecks Exhibit More>>
NYSG's “Great Shipwrecks” exhibit, popular at last summer's New York State Fair, is ready to hit the road after stop in Oswego.

January 6, 2015
On YouTube: Great Shipwrecks Traveling Exhibit at SUNY Oswego More>>
Oswego, NY is the first stop for the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s Great Lakes traveling exhibit, which was developed for the 2014 Great New York State Fair and updated for this installation.

December 17, 2014
On YouTube, On Air: Great Lakes Shipwreck Display Enhances Boating Education Program More>>
Having just wrapped up  its eight season, the New York Sea Grant-initiated "Discover Clean & Safe Boating" project continues to be a model industry-partnered educational effort that has expanded from Great Lakes' venues to sites statewide

September 5, 2014
On YouTube, On Air: NYSG Makes a Splash at NY State Fair More>>
The NOAA Coastal Science Program and its partners educate on shipwrecks, clean boating and aquatic invasive species

September 3, 2014
Mexico Cub Scouts Assisted State Fair Shipwrecks Exhibit More>>
Some Cub Scouts volunteered at The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes Signature Exhibit at the 2014 Great New York State Fair.

August 29, 2014
Sea Grant and Partners Educate on Boater Safety, Shipwrecks at NY State Fair More>>
A gallery of photos taken over the week-and-a-half-long event, held in Syracuse, NY.

August 26, 2014
Cayuga Lake Shipwreck Part of NY State Fair Signature Exhibit More>>
The steamboat Frontenac that was the largest boat on Cayuga Lake in 1870 is among The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes featured in the signature exhibit.

August 26, 2014
Sea Grant Spreads Boater Safety Education and Shares Exhibits at NY State Fair More>>
Oneida Lake Marina sends ‘mouse boat’ and pirate with safety message; 18th century replica Bateau in shipwrecks exhibit.

August 25, 2014
State Fair Shipwrecks Exhibit Adding Behemoth Fish, Longer Wednesday In-Water Demonstration Hours
We've added new displays and expanded in-water demonstrations as part of our "The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes" signature exhibit at The Great New York State Fair. 

August 20, 2014
NYSG Makes a Splash in The New York Times More>>
The Times featured a mention of the program's partner display at The Great New York State Fair in early August.

August 18, 2014
ROV, Weather Buoy to be in State Park Pond at 2014 Great New York State Fair More>>
“New York is home to some of the most important and historicallysignificant shipwrecks in the entire country, and this summer our goalis to help educate fair-goers on some of the history that took placeright in their own backyards," said NYSG's David G White.

August 18, 2014
Here are the 10 shipwreck panels developed for New York Sea Grant's exhibit at the New York State Fair:


  • Shipwrecks? (pdf)

  • Whose Stuff Is It, Anyway? (pdf)

  • Shipwreck Detectives (pdf)

  • Keep Exploring! (pdf)

  • Lake Ontario (pdf)

  • Lake George (pdf)

  • Lake Erie (pdf)

  • Lake Champlain (pdf)

  • St. Lawrence River (pdf)

  • Finger Lakes (pdf)

August 4, 2014
“Great Shipwrecks of NY’s “Great” Lakes” Exhibit Announced More>>
Continuing the New York State Fair’s aim to promote history in 2014, it was announced that a new exhibit that will take place at this year’s Fair called “Great Shipwrecks of New York’s “Great” Lakes.”

News Archives


On Air: Great Lakes Seaway Trail Blue Byway Seminar More>
A new Water Trail app in development by NYSG for the Great Lakes SeawayTrail is just one of the talking points from this October 2013 seminar.Also on the agenda were: The New York State Underwater Blueway Trail;the Great Lakes Observing System Boaters Forecast now availablethroughout the Great Lakes region and on the St. Lawrence River; and apanel discussion of the deliberate scuttling of historic ships with tiesto Seaway Trail waters of the St. Lawrence River, Lake Ontario, NiagaraRiver and Lake Erie. WRVO Radio spoke with event co-organizer DaveWhite, NYSG's Coastal Recreation and Tourism Specialist.


New York Sea Grant Relocates Great Lakes Office at SUNY Oswego More>


Great Lakes Underwater Presents Historic Weather, Shipwrecks, Scuba & Paddlers Program September 8, 2012 More>

  • On YouTube:

    2012 'Great Lakes Underwater' Features Local Shipwrecks (News Channel 7, a Syracuse, NY-based CBS News affiliate) More>

    2012 Seminar to highlight history of shipwrecks (Syracuse, NY-based Your News Now) More>


Exciting Presentations Added to March 6th's "Great Lakes Underwater 2010"  More>

Great Lakes’ Oldest Confirmed Shipwreck Featured at March 6 Great Lakes Underwater 2010 More>


NYSG Dive Theme Partnerships Noted by Coastal Services More >

2009's Great Lakes Seaway Trail Experience Series kicked off June 13th with noted shipwreck explorer Jim Kennard More >

Well-known underwater explorer and engineer Jim Kennard gave thekeynote talk at 2009's Great Lakes Underwater event in early March atSUNY Oswego More >

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