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Sunken canal boat located

Underwater explorers have discovered an early version of a 19th century Erie Canal boat buried beneath the Oswego River in central New York.

Barely six inches of the 78-foot boat is visible above the mucky silt of the riverbed between Syracuse and Lake Ontario.

The duo who found it believe it's the oldest Erie Canal wreck discovered so far and that the vessel plied the canal sometime between 1830 and 1850.

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