Plan is to avoid boat wrecks while dredging

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Honeywell International Inc. has agreed to avoid sunken canal boats, pier remains and other historical artifacts when it dredges decades of industrial waste from the bottom of Onondaga Lake in central New York starting this year.

The company said it modified its dredging plans after an archaeological consultant concluded the boat wrecks and the underwater artifacts were historically significant because of their ties to the development of the state Barge Canal system and the Syracuse Inner Harbor.

The relics are significant because of their links to the lake’s commercial, industrial and recreational history from the late 1800s and early 1900s.

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