Lake George Shipwrecks and Sunken History

Lake George Shipwrecks and Sunken History

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Lake George is Bustling with boaters, swimmers, fishermen and many others, enjoying its scenic, quintessentially Adirondack shores. But the depths below hide a whole other world-one of shipwrecks and lost history. Entombed are remnants of Lake George's important naval heritage, such as the legendary Land Tortoise radeau, which sank in 1758. Other wrecks include the steam yacht Ellide and the first famed Minne-Ha-Ha. These waters hold secrets, too, like the explanation behind the 1926 disappearance of two hunters. After years of exploration across the lake's bottomlands, underwater archaeologist Joseph W. Zarzynski and archaeological diver Bob Benway present the most intriguing discoveries among more than two hundred known shipwreck sites. Book jacket.Even before the first Evinrude outboard engine hit the national market in 1909, outboard racing was being done on waterways around America. After World War II, Mercury Corporation led the way in powering diminutive watercraft when it began manufacturing lightweight outboard ... provided technical support, and the Lake George Camping Equipment Company marina in Bolton Landing serviced theanbsp;...

Title:Lake George Shipwrecks and Sunken History
Author:Joseph W. Zarzynski, Bob Benway
Publisher:The History Press - 2011


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