Joseph Zarzynski

Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758
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Friday, February 21, 2020 - 7:00pm
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424 Broadway
Saratoga Springs, NY 12866

Join us for a fascinating evening with author and maritime archaeologist Joseph Zarzynski as he discusses his book "Ghost Fleet Awakened."

The author's new book reveals the untold story of a little-recognized sunken fleet of British warships, bateaux, from the French and Indian War (1755-1763). 

In the autumn of 1758, the British command at Lake George made a daring decision to deliberately sink two floating batteries (radeaux), some row galleys and whaleboats, a sloop, and 260 bateaux, thereby placing the warships into wet storage and protecting them from marauding French during the coming winter. In 1759, many submerged boats were raised but some were not. Then, in 1960, two divers rediscovered several sunken bateaux, dubbed the "Ghost Fleet." These shipwrecks were the focus of underwater archaeological investigations that provided archaeologists with opportunities to gain unprecedented insight into eighteenth-century lifeways. 

Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758 Cover Image
$24.95
ISBN: 9781438476728
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Published: Excelsior Editions/State University of New Yo - November 1st, 2019

Lake George Shipwrecks and Sunken History Cover Image
$19.99
ISBN: 9781609492205
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Published: History Press (SC) - April 1st, 2011

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