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Evening Program in Plattsburgh to Highlight Sea Grant's NY Great Lakes Shipwrecks Exhibit
Great Lakes Boating & Marine Trades - Press Release

The Future of NY’s Maritime History: Keynote for March 28 Maritime Program at Plattsburgh City Hall

NOTE: The word ‘Great’ is in quote marks as the exhibit includes the Great Lakes AND inland lakes of NY.

Contacts:

Dave White, New York Sea Grant, E: dgw9@cornell.edu, P: 315.312.3042

Kara Lynn Dunn, Publicist, E: karalynn@gisco.net, P: 315.465.7578

Mark Malchoff, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, P: 518.564.3037

Beth Carlin, City of Plattsburgh, P: 518.563.7701


The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes exhibit that includes panels on Lake Champlain and Lake George shipwrecks is in Plattsburgh, NY through April 28, 2017. Photo: Lake Champlain Sea Grant.


Plattsburgh, NY, March 21, 2017 - The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant are hosting a Lake Champlain Maritime History Program from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Plattsburgh City Hall auditorium. Admission is free.

A brief reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the opportunity to tour the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes exhibit, now on display through April 28th, 2017. "The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes" spans more than 200 years of maritime history across New York State waters in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium.

The evening speakers event will include:

  • Welcome and Opening Remarks: Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Read

  • Overview of Lake Champlain Sea Grant Programming: Lake Champlain Sea Grant Aquatic Resource Specialist Mark Malchoff

  • Keynote presentation: The Future of Our Maritime History: Shipwrecks, Marine Sanctuaries, NYS Blueway: New York Sea Grant Coastal Tourism and Recreation Specialist Dave White

  • Question and answer session.

Plattsburgh City Hall is located at 41 City Hall Place. The auditorium is located on the second floor. For more information about the March 28 Lake Champlain Maritime History Program, contact Lake Champlain Sea Grant at SUNY Plattsburgh at 518-564-3037.

More Information

New York Sea Grant coordinated the Great Shipwrecks exhibit development in partnership with the Great New York State Fair, Great Lakes Research Consortium, and Great Lakes Seaway Trail, with support from Lake Champlain Sea Grant, the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, and others. Federal funding for The Great Shipwrecks exhibit was secured through a Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway grant.

The City of Plattsburgh is located on Lake Champlain in Northeastern New York State about 20 miles south of the Canadian border, and east of the 6.1 million-acre Adirondack Park. Plattsburgh was founded by Zephaniah Platt in 1785 and is currently home to approximately 19,000 people. Mayor Colin L. Read is in his first term as the City leader. Plattsburgh’s history includes a rich maritime heritage that includes the nearby wreck of the canal schooner Troy and the steamboat Champlain II Underwater Historic Preserve. Learn more under Discover Plattsburgh at cityofplattsburgh.com.

Lake Champlain Sea Grant, a cooperative program of the University of Vermont and State University of New York at Plattsburgh with offices in Burlington and Plattsburgh, is dedicated, since 1999, to improving the understanding and management of Lake Champlain, Lake George, and their watersheds for long-term environmental health and sustainable economic development. For updates on Lake Champlain Sea Grant activities: www.uvm.edu/seagrant has Facebook and Twitter links.

Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant are among the 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. 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.

More Info: New York Sea Grant

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.

New York Sea Grant maintains Great Lakes offices at SUNY Buffalo, the Wayne County Cooperative Extension office in Newark and at SUNY Oswego. In the State's marine waters, NYSG has offices at Stony Brook University and Stony Brook Manhattan, in the Hudson Valley through Cooperative Extension in Kingston and at Brooklyn College. 

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG produces a monthly e-newsletter, "NOAA Sea Grant's Social Media Review," via its blog, www.nyseagrant.org/blog. Our program also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines for its flagship publication, NY Coastlines/Currents, which is published 1-2 times a year.

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