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The <em>Forward</em>, then and now (source: Bateaux Below)
The Forward, then and now (source: Bateaux Below)

Lake George boat named to National Historic Register

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A boat on the bottom of Lake George was just named to the National Register of Historic Places. The Forward is the first gasoline-powered boat on the list. The new historic landmark is 40 feet below the surface. Joe Zarzynski is an underwater archaeologist with Bateaux Below, a group that's documented a number of historic, sunken ships in Lake George. He says the Forward, with its gas engines, made steamboats obsolete the day it was launched in 1906. And he tells Jonathan Brown that it has a rich and mysterious history of its own as it went from a private pleasure craft to tour boat to shipwreck.

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