General Butler Vandalized, Reward Offered For Information
The submerged wreck of the canal schooner General Butler was vandalized in September, 1995, by someone taking a Dead Eye. Prior to then, she had been left pristine by the many divers who have visited the site. Local diving shops have posted a $100 reward for information about the theft. Anyone with information should call the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation at 802-828-3226.
Art Cohn, owner of Waterfront Diving Center in Burlington and a director of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum, characterizes the theft as “a violation of public trust [and a] ” disservice to other divers”.