Underwater Archaeology

The NYS Canal Corporation video above discusses the Seneca Lake Underwater Archaeology project at the press event held on July 30, 2021 at Sampson State Park on Seneca.

Links About the Project
FLBM goes Archaeological!

FLBM has become the host organization for underwater archaeologist Art Cohn’s continued sonar scanning activities on Seneca Lake. Cohn was the principal investigator in the 2019 Seneca Lake Archaeological and Bathymetric Survey publication (available at FLBM’s gift shop) in which several sunken canal boats, including a rare passenger packet boat, were discovered. He has lectured about his findings at FLBM and other area organizations. Director Emeritus of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, Cohn continued mapping Seneca Lake using sonar equipment in July and August 2021 and plans to map both Cayuga and Keuka in the future.