NYSG Makes a Splash in The New York Times
Great Lakes Shipwrecks - News
Photo: New York Sea Grant's Web Content Manager Paul C. Focazio holding up pages to the Sunday New York Times, which recently featured a mention of the program's display at The Great New York State Fair, a Syracuse-based showcase of agriculture, entertainment, education and technology that has become New York’s largest annual event and an end-of-summer tradition for hundreds of thousands of families from all corners of the state. Photo: Paul C. Focazio, NYSG.

New York, NY, August 20, 2014 - The Weekend Arts section of The New York Times on Sunday, August 8th included a mention of "The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s ‘Great’ Lakes," signature exhibit presented by New York Sea Grant (NYSG) and a series of partners at The Great New York State Fair, which runs from August 21 – September 1.

“New York is home to some of the most important and historically significant shipwrecks in the entire country, and this summer our goal is to help educate fair-goers on some of the history that took place right in their own backyards," said David G White, NYSG Recreation Specialist and Associate Director at the Great Lakes Research Consortium. "Our ‘Great Shipwrecks of New York’s Great Lakes’ exhibit highlights some of this history and brings New Yorkers back in time to when our waters were the most important transportation and strategic defense hubs in our entire nation.”

NYSG and the Great New York State Fair developed the Great Shipwrecks of NY’s Great Lakes Signature Exhibit in partnership with the Great Lakes Research Consortium, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, H. Lee White Marine Museum, Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary, with funding through a Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway grant.

For more on what NYSG and its partners offered visitors at the 2014 Great New York State Fair, see the following news releases:
  • August 26, 2014 - Sea Grant Spreads Boater Safety Education and Shares Exhibits at NY State Fair More>>

  • August 25, 2014 - State Fair Shipwrecks Exhibit Adding Behemoth Fish, Longer Wednesday In-Water Demonstration Hours More>>

  • August 18, 2014 - ROV, Weather Buoy to be in State Park Pond at 2014 Great New York State Fair More>>
Additional information can be found in the "News" section in the right-hand side of the Great Lakes Shipwreck site, www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.

Here's the full article as it appeared in The New York Times ...

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.

For updates on Sea Grant activities: www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter, and YouTube links. NYSG also offers a free e-list sign up via www.nyseagrant.org/coastlines for NY Coastlines, its flagship publication, which, in 2014, merges with the program's e-newsletter, Currents. NY Coastlines is published several times a year.

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