A piece of Adirondack history has been scrapped forever.

The 109-year-old double decker ferry known as The Adirondack, which for years provided service between Port Kent, New York to Burlington, Vermont, was recently dismantled and will be sold for scrap. Excavators disassembled the wooden superstructure over the course of three days, and the iron hull will be towed to New York City and sold.

The ship was originally built in Jacksonville, Florida in 1913 as a coal-powered ship. It served all along the east coast before arriving in Lake Champlain in 1954. The Adirondack provided a slower commute than other ferries you could take from New York to Vermont, which made it a favorite amongst sightseers and lovers of the outdoors.

Lake Champlain Ferries, which operated The Adirondack, announced it was also planning on scrapping The Champlain, another historic double-decker ferry built in 1930.

History buffs lamented the loss of The Adirondack, which was the last surviving vessel of its kind. The report said certain artifacts were removed from the ship for prosperity, although it's not clear what those were. Divers had hoped they would let the boat sink for future underwater exploration excursions, but Vermont rejected that proposal at the behest of environmentalists.

The route across Lake Champlain from Port Kent, New York to Burlington, Vermont had been inactive since the start of COVID, and will remain closed for the foreseeable future.

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Have you ever wanted to scuba dive shipwrecks in the St. Lawrence River? Here's a few to check out in the Thousand Islands of the New York and Canadian border.

Scuba divers allegedly call the 1000 Islands the “Caribbean of the North” due to all the amazing places to check out. The Saint Lawrence River has been the main shipping route between the Great Lakes and the Atlantic Ocean for centuries. That means you're able to see that history in the ships that line the bottom. According to South Eastern Ontario, divers can generally see 50 to 60 feet in front them most of the year, and 60 to 100 feet in the fall time. 

From wooden schooners to War of 1812 battleships to modern-day freighters, over 200 vessels met their fate here."

There are all sorts of local businesses and more that can help train you, or charter you, on these dives if you're interested. You can read more here.

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