Then we should be their easy Prey

Diamond Island is a small island about four miles north of the south end of Lake George. It is called Diamond Island after the quartz crystals often found in shallow water off the island. In 1777, the British fortified Diamond Island during the American Revolution (1775-1783). There was a major battle fought there between the British forces on the island and the American patriots in bateaux and other warships. After a fierce artillery and small arms duel the Americans abandoned their attempt to seize the island. This view shows the east side of Diamond Island as it was in the summer of 2008. The illustration was done while I sat aboard the Bateaux Below research vessel while underwater archaeologists made a monitoring dive on "The Forward Underwater Classroom," one of Lake George's three shipwreck preserves, an underwater state park system for scuba divers. The shipwreck preserve site, administered by the New York State Department of Conservation and monitored by Bateaux Below, Inc., lies 1,500 ft. east of Diamond Island. The focal point of this shipwreck preserve is a 1906-built early gasoline-powered vessel named Forward that lies in 40-45 ft. of water. In November 2008, the shipwreck was listed on the National Register of Historic Places.

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