Centuries-old canoe on display
LAKE GEORGE (AP) – A centuries-old dugout canoe found at the bottom of an Adirondack pond and stored at a tourist attraction since the 1960s is going on display.
The 18-foot long cedar canoe weighing hundreds of pounds will be loaded onto a truck at Fort William Henry in the village of Lake George this morning and transported 15 miles south to the Rogers Island Visitors Center in Fort Edward.
The artifact was found decades ago submerged in Daggett Pond in the Warren County town of Warrensburg, near Lake George. In 1967, it was given to Fort William Henry, where it was kept in storage.
At Rogers Island the canoe will be placed on display alongside some of the 260-year-old timbers from the original Fort Edward.
Historians believe the canoe was made in the 18th century or earlier.