Lake George, New York

Recent Archaeological Investigations at a Mountain Waterway
  • Joseph W. Zarzynski
Part of the The Springer Series in Underwater Archaeology book series (SSUA)


Lake George is 51.2 km (32 mi.) long and located in the Adirondack Mountains of New York State (Figure 6.1). It is part of the historic Hudson River-Lake George-Lake Champlain corridor, noteworthy as the scene of significant frontier battles during the French and Indian War (1755–1763) and the American Revolution (1775–1783). During the 19th and 20th centuries, the lake attracted tourists and boaters to visit its historic sites and enjoy its great natural beauty. The lake was a well traveled “road” of commerce, too, as work barges transported products of the region. Thus, it is no coincidence that the cold mountain waters of the “Queen of American Lakes” hold a collection of historical watercraft that offers great potential for archaeological study.


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Authors and Affiliations

  • Joseph W. Zarzynski
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  1. 1.Bateaux Below, Inc.WiltonUSA

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