Co-Founder, Director Emeritus and Senior Advisor of the Lake Champlain Maritime Museum and Research Institute, Art Cohn is a professional diver, historian, educator and advocate for the preservation of historical shipwrecks.  A resident of Ferrisburgh, Vermont, he has coordinated and participated in Lake Champlain’s archaeological projects for the past thirty years. Cohn has a B.A. in sociology from the University of Cincinnati in Cincinnati, OH, and a J.D. from Boston College Law School. In 2000 and 2001 Cohn was a Member of the U.S. Delegation to the United Nations Educational, Science and Cultural Organization’s convention for the protection of underwater cultural heritage. Since its inception in 1985, Cohn has been the chief advocate for the Lake Champlain Underwater Historic Preserve. He formally coordinated that program for the Vermont Division for Historic Preservation. Cohn is an Adjunct Assistant Professor in Maritime History and Nautical Archaeology at both the University of Vermont and Texas A&M University, as well as a member of the Ferrisburgh Volunteer Fire Department, a chaplain and a tugboat captain.

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