The Great Shipwrecks of NY’s Great Lakes is in Oswego, NY, at the Tyler Art Gallery in Penfield Hall Library at SUNY Oswego. The exhibit was developed for the 2014 Great New York State Fair and was updated for this installation. It will be on display through January 22, 2015.
The exhibit includes interpretive panels highlighting shipwrecks in Lake Ontario, Lake Erie, Lake Champlain, the Finger Lakes, Lake George and the St. Lawrence River; videos; and a newly-built replica of the ‘turtle ship’ Radeau that sunk in Lake George. Freshwater science technology components including a remotely-operated underwater vehicle and a Great Lakes Research Consortium in-water sensing buoy.
Exhibit hours are 10 am to 4 pm, Monday through Friday, including Martin Luther King Day. Admission and parking are free. The public is welcome.
Sponsors of the Great Shipwrecks at the Tyler Art Gallery exhibit are SUNY Oswego, the Great Lakes Research Consortium, the Great Lakes Seaway Trail, and New York Sea Grant.
New York Sea Grant coordinated the exhibit development in partnership with the Great New York State Fair, Great Lakes Research Consortium, and Great Lakes Seaway Trail. Federal funding for The Great Shipwrecks exhibit was secured through a Great Lakes Seaway Trail National Scenic Byway grant.
Tyler Art Gallery, a teaching gallery regularly used by art classes and a training base for the museum studies program students, is open to the public on the second floor of Penfield Hall. Learn more at www.nyseagrant.org/shipwreck.