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Caption: 150701-N-TH437-004 Harrisburg Pa. (July 1, 2015) – Mayor of Harrisburg, Pa., Eric Papenfuse, speaks at a ceremony in which he formally returned artifacts and timber recovered from Revolutionary War-era schooner Royal Savage to the Navy, for conservation and preservation to the Naval History and Heritage command on July 1. Royal Savage, a two-masted schooner, served in the American Lake Champlain Squadron under Benedict Arnold during the American Revolution before running aground and being burned by the British in October 1776. Now in the possession of the U.S. Navy, the Naval History and Heritage Command will preserve and study the artifacts with the intent for future exhibition. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 2nd Class Eric Lockwood/Released)
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