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This is a model of the gunboat Spitfire that lays on the bottom of the deep cold water of Lake Champlain. The vessel sank during the American Revolution, during the retreat from the Battle of Valcour Bay which took place on October 11, 1776.
This model was created from digital photographs taken from cameras mounted on an ROV (Remotely Operated Vehicle).
The work conducted to collect the imagery for this model was produced under a Permit from the US Navy History and Heritage Command and it should be noted that this vessel is Protected by the Sunken Military Craft Act (2014). The data collection was made possible through support from the Champlain Valley National Heritage Partnership.