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Valcour Bay Research Project
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The Valcour Bay Research Project is a cooperative effort with the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum


 Table of Contents


~ Home Page- Introduction
~ The Valcour Bay Research Project – Overview

~ The Exhibit: Rediscovering a Moment in Time
~ The Valcour Bay Research Project in the news...

~ Cannon Discovery

            ~ What Lies Beneath?…Discovery of the Cannon
            ~
What Now?  Seeking Assistance – The Lake Champlain Maritime Museum
            ~
The Cannon is Broken!

~ Survey Operations

            ~ The Archaeological Mapping of Valcour Bay
            ~
VBRP’s Underwater Survey
            ~
Survey Documentation
            ~
Dive Operations 2000

~ Other Artifacts Discovered

            ~ 1999

~ Genealogical Discoveries

            ~ Jonas Holden’s Pension Record
            ~
Lt. Thomas Rogers
           
~ Mrs. Molly Rogers
            ~
Daniel McCay’s Military Record – contributed by Myron C. Smith, M.D.  

~ 2001 Artifact Recovery

            ~ Recovery Preparations (Topside)
            ~
Recovery Preparations (Underwater) Phase 1
            ~
Recovery Preparations (Underwater) Phase 2
            ~
The Raising of the Cannon

~ Official Artifact Recovery Programs (acrobat .pdf)*

~ 2001 Artifact Recovery Commemoration Program
~
Battle of Valcour Island – A Burst Cannon Reflects a Moment in Time

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~ Acknowledgements

            ~ Address Aboard the M/V Adirondack
            ~
Special Thanks to U.S. Coast Guard’s Burlington, Vermont Station  

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The Battle of Lake Champlain: The American Revolution on Lake Champlain

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*About the Author: Ed Scollon is a New York State Police trooper, a long-time diver, devoted husband and father, and; this writer is happy to state, a close personal friend. In the summer of 1999, Ed discovered an exploded cannon in the murky depths of Valcour Bay.  In the years leading up to the publication of The Valcour Bay Research Project on the Web, Ed has been working behind the scenes, giving of himself, paying for most of the necessary expenses out of his own pocket and making one sacrifice after another so that this project might come to fruition. I am proud to be associated with Ed and his family and honored to have America's Historic Lakes chosen as the Official Home of the VBRP. To learn more about Ed, click HERE. [JPM]

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