FORT HUNTER, N.Y. (AP) - An upstate New York historic site that was heavily damaged during last year's flooding from Tropical Storm Irene is getting nearly $100,000 in state grants for repairs.
When the Schoharie Creek overflowed its banks in late August, the water scoured away the parking lot and caused other damage to the Schoharie Crossing State Historic Site in the hamlet of Fort Hunter.
That revealed remnants of the British colonial fort built 300 years earlier to protect the local Mohawk Indians. Archaeologists spent several months excavating the exposed foundations and discovered numerous colonial artifacts.
Officials from the state canal and parks systems say Friday that $95,000 will go toward repairing the property.
The fort was used during the French and Indian War and the American Revolution.
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