Phase IB Underwater Archaeological Resources Report for Onondaga Lake Superfund Site
Lake Champlain Maritime Museum (LCMM) concluded that the Phase 1B underwater archaeologicalresearch undertaken in Onondaga Lake demonstrated that several archaeological remains still lie on thelake bottom. Overall, these properties tend to be well-preserved, although many lie partly or largelyburied below the lake bottom. The Phase 1B survey examined 60 anomalies of which 20 arerecommended as eligible for the NRHP, while 18 were culturally derived features which arerecommended as ineligible for the NRHP. Three of the anomalies were non-cultural, 15 remainunidentified, and four are identified but their NRHP status remains unevaluated.LCMM recommends the following approach and sequence of activities to comply with Section 106 of the
National Historic Preservation Act
Develop the remedial design for the sites in the Syracuse Maritime Historic District to minimizeadverse effects (Fall 2011).2.
Develop the remedial design for A33 (buried canal boat) to avoid adverse impacts (Fall 2011).3.
Data Recovery on anomalies A1/A2 (Salina Pier), A4-1 (dump scow), A7 (pilings), A12 (spudbarge derrick lighter), A45 (concrete breakwater), and A53 (canal boat) (summer 2012).4.
Mark anomalies A22 (Pleasant View Resort pier), A33 (buried canal boat), A20 (rock scow), andA13 (canal boat outside of remediation area) with seasonal float balls to assist in avoidingadverse impacts during the remedial work (prior to start of debris removal).5.
Tailor shoreline stabilization design to avoid adverse impact to A17-1 and A17-2 (spud barges)(Fall 2011).