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Spitfire: Benedict Arnold's Missing Gun Boat

1776 Gunboat sidescan - Klein Assoc.
Sonar Image courtesy of Garry Kozak / Klein Asssociates
 

In 1997 the Lake Champlain Maritime Museumís Survey team discovered Benedict Arnold's 1776 gondola on the bottom of Lake Champlain. The Spitfire was the last unaccounted for vessel of the Battle of Valcour Island.


Image details: (from the Klein Associates website)

sonar image of the 54 foot gun boat which sits upright on the bottom of Lake Champlain. It is still in excellent condition. The image is 100kHz. The shadow from its 50 foot mast is clearly seen and the bow cannon is still in place.


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