Oldest intact war wreck in North America
Last updated: October 1, 2017 at 3:15 am
The Land Tortoise was sunk in Lake George, New York, during the French and Indian War in October 1758. The floating battery known as a radeau was 52 ft (16 m) long. It was discovered in 1990 using side-scan sonar and has since been made a National Historic Landmark.
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