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02/24/07 Lecture: Lake George, New York's 1758 LAND TORTOISE Shipwreck: The History and Archaeology of "The Lost Radeau"

Posted by: Chuck Meide in LAMP Events, LAMPosts


Underwater archaeologist Joseph W. Zarzynski will present a program on the flagship of "The Sunken Fleet of 1758," a British fleet from the Seven Years War (French and Indian War). He will history, discovery, and underwater archaeological study of the "The Lost Radeau," a strange seven-sided floating gun battery, a type of floating fortress, that was discovered by archaeologists in Lake George in 1990. The British warship, lying in 107 ft. of water, is often called "North America's oldest 'intact' warship" because of its incredible structural integrity, preserved by the cold freshwater of the Adirondack Mountains waterway.

Speaker: Joseph W. Zarzynski (Underwater Archaeologist--Bateaux Below, Inc.)
Date: Saturday, 24 February 2007
Time: 4:00pm
Location: St. Augustine Lighthouse & Museum, Keeper's House gallery

For more information, check out this web announcement.

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