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Plan to scuttle ferry in Lake Champlain called off

Published: May. 11, 2021 at 11:36 PM EDT|Updated: May. 12, 2021 at 5:55 AM EDT
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BURLINGTON, Vt. (WCAX) - A plan to sink a former Lake Champlain ferry has been called off after public backlash.

The Lake Champlain Transportation Company had a state permit to scuttle the M/V Adirondack in order to transform it into a scuba diving destination, but they called off the plan Tuesday. Vermont historic preservation officer Laura Trieschmann says the decision not to go forward with the project was made due to growing opposition, additional costs and possible delays. They are now in the process of withdrawing the application.

The M/V Adirondack, or “Adi,” was built in 1913. It will be scrapped instead.

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