Author: Arthur B. Cohn

Arthur B. Cohn is Director Emeritus of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum located at Basin Harbor, Vermont, and a nautical archaeologist who has led numerous studies of shipwrecks and helped develop law and public policy for the preservation of submerged cultural resources. In 1997, Art led a team that discovered the gunboat Spitfire, a warship from Benedict Arnold’s fleet at the Battle of Valcour Island. Since Spitfire’s discovery, Art serves as Principal Investigator working to preserve this intact warship for future generations. He was honored to be selected as a Research Fellow of the American Revolution at the Clements Library, University of Michigan.