Syracuse, NY, August 26, 2014 - The Great Shipwrecks display at the New York State Fair tells the stories of wrecks lying at the bottom of the the Great Lakes, everything from the vessels to the people who lived on them.
Why is studying these shipwrecks so important? Answering that question is New York Sea Grant's coastal recreation and tourism specialist Dave White, who also offered a preview of the display to reporters at NewsChannel 9 WSYR-TV, the ABC affiliate covering Syracuse and Central New York and serving the community through extensive locally-produced programming including the daily talk show "Bridge Street."
For the full story, see this three-and-a-half minute video clip.
And there's more media coverage from The New York State Fair, which ran 12 days in late August through early September, via New York Sea Grant's related news item, "On YouTube, On Air: NYSG Makes a Splash at NY State Fair
New York Sea Grant (NYSG), a cooperative program of Cornell University
and the State University of New York, is one of 33 university-based
programs under the National Sea Grant College Program (NSGCP) of the
National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA). The NSGCP
engages this network of the nation’s top universities in conducting
scientific research, education, training and extension projects designed
to foster science-based decisions about the use and conservation of our
aquatic resources. Through its statewide network of integrated
services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental
sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State’s marine and Great
Lakes resources since 1971.
For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org
has RSS, Facebook
, and YouTube
links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines
for NY Coastlines
, its flagship publication, which merged with our e-newsletter, Currents
, in 2014 - is published several times a year.