Plattsburgh, N.Y.-The City of Plattsburgh, Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant are hosting a Lake Champlain Maritime History Program from 6:00 pm to 8:00 pm on Tuesday, March 28, 2017, at the Plattsburgh City Hall auditorium. Admission is free. 
 
A brief reception will be held from 6:00 pm to 6:30 pm with the opportunity to tour the Great Shipwrecks of NY's ‘Great' Lakes exhibit spanning more than 200 years of maritime history across New York State waters in the second-floor atrium, adjacent to the auditorium.


The evening speakers event will include: 
. Welcome and Opening Remarks: Plattsburgh Mayor Colin Reed

. Overview of Lake Champlain Sea Grant Programming: Lake Champlain Sea Grant Aquatic Resource Specialist Mark Malchoff

. Keynote presentation: The Future of Our Maritime History: Shipwrecks, Marine Sanctuaries, NYS Blueway: New York Sea Grant Coastal Tourism and Recreation Specialist Dave White
 
. Question and answer session.
 
Plattsburgh City Hall is located at 41 City Hall Place. The auditorium is located on the second floor. For more information about the March 28 Lake Champlain Maritime History Program, contact Lake Champlain Sea Grant at SUNY Plattsburgh at 518-564-3037.

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Lake Champlain Sea Grant, a cooperative program of the University of Vermont and State University of New York at Plattsburgh with offices in Burlington and Plattsburgh, is dedicated, since 1999, to improving the understanding and management of Lake Champlain, Lake George, and their watersheds for long-term environmental health and sustainable economic development. For updates on Lake Champlain Sea Grant activities: www.uvm.edu/seagrant has Facebook and Twitter links.

New York Sea Grant, a cooperative program of Cornell University and the State University of New York, maintains Great Lakes offices at SUNY Buffalo; Wayne County Cooperative Extension, Newark; and SUNY Oswego. Through a statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has promoted coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State's marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971. For updates on New York Sea Grant activities,www.nyseagrant.org has RSS, Facebook, Twitter and YouTube links. 
 
Lake Champlain Sea Grant and New York Sea Grant are among the 33 university-based programs under the National Sea Grant College Program of the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration. Through its statewide network of integrated services, NYSG has been promoting coastal vitality, environmental sustainability, and citizen awareness about the State's marine and Great Lakes resources since 1971.

 

Media Contacts: Mark Malchoff, Lake Champlain Sea Grant, 518-564-3037
Publicist Kara Lynn Dunn, 315-465-7578,karalynn@gisco.net
Photo: Mark Malchoff, NYSG