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October 26, 2011

LAMP's Cannon Raising Selected as CNN's Top Three Shipwreck Stories for 2011!

Posted by: Chuck Meide in In the News, LAMPosts


Check out CNN's top three shipwreck news stories for the year--our raising of two cannons from the late 1700s Storm Wreck made the top three list on the "Gotta Watch" section of CNN's "This Just In" news blog! Click here to watch the CNN coverage of our cannon raising, or to see footage of the other two stories!

October 21, 2011

LAMP Boatworks Update (21OCT2011)

Posted by: Brendan Burke in LAMP Boatworks, LAMPosts

Click here to see the October 21 LAMP Boatworks update!

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October 14, 2011

"Search for the Jefferson Davis" Documentary to Debut on National Archaeology Day at the Orlando Film Festival

Posted by: Chuck Meide in In the News, LAMP Events, LAMPosts


On Monday there was a great story in the St. Augustine Record announcing the debut of our documentary "The Search for the Jefferson Davis" at this year's Orlando Film Festival, which will be held on October 19-23. The documentary, produced by Pepe Productions whose director and crew came and filmed our archaeological team in June 2009, is an exciting glimpse into what goes into an archaeological search for a historic shipwreck of national significance. You can read more about the Jefferson Davis, and our ongoing search for her (the most successful privateer of the Civil War), here, here, here, here, here, here, and here.

The debut screening will coincide with National Archaeology Day, celebrated in both the U.S. and Canada.

We are really proud of the documentary and looking forward to its first public viewing. For those interested in seeing it at the Festival, the documentary will be shown at 2:10 p.m. Oct. 22 in Theatre 12 at Cinema City, Orlando, Florida.

Click here to see more information on the documentary debut posted on American Institute of Archaeology's National Archaeology Day Events webpage.