Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758

Ghost Fleet Awakened: Lake George's Sunken Bateaux of 1758

by Joseph W. Zarzynski


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Chronicles the history and archaeological study of Lake George, New York’s sunken bateaux of 1758.

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ISBN-13: 9781438476728
Publisher: State University of New York Press
Publication date: 01/01/2019
Series: Excelsior Editions
Pages: 284
Sales rank: 664,170
Product dimensions: 6.00(w) x 8.90(h) x 0.50(d)

About the Author

Joseph W. Zarzynski is a maritime archaeologist, registered professional archaeologist, and award-winning documentarian. He is the coauthor (with Peter J. Pepe) of Documentary Filmmaking for Archaeologists and (with Bob Benway) Lake George Shipwrecks and Sunken History, and the author of Champ: Beyond the Legend and Monster Wrecks of Loch Ness and Lake Champlain. He lives in upstate New York.

Table of Contents

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1. Early History of Bateaux

2. The Bateau Watercraft

3. Building Techniques

4. Discovery of Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758

5. The 1950s and Early 1960s: “Rediscovery”

6. Toward Better Management

7. Underwater Archaeology

8. A Renaissance of Interest

9. The “Mortar Bateau”

10. What Lies Beneath: An Inventory

11. Missing Bateau Shipwrecks

12. Lake George’s Baby Whale Submarine

13. Wiawaka Bateaux and the National Register of Historic Places

14. Submerged Heritage Preserves

15. Stabilizing a Bateau Shipwreck Site

16. Students Build Underwater Archaeology Equipment and Replica Bateaux

17. “Raising the Fleet”: An Art/Science Initiative

18. Documentary Filmmaking, Bateaux, and Archaeologists

19. Public Education Programs


Appendix I. “Operation Bateaux” Revisited Twenty-Four Years Later—Part 1
Appendix II. “Operation Bateaux” Revisited Twenty-Four Years Later—Part 2
Appendix III. Insights Gained from a Replica Lake George Bateau
Appendix IV. A List of Some of the Dive Teams, Underwater Archaeology Teams, and Scuba Divers Who Dived Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758 During Rediscovery and Study

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