On Saturday, August 14 at 9:30am at the Huletts Landing Fire House, The Federation of Huletts Landing is presenting Joseph W. Zarzynski and a discussion about his documentary called “Wooden Bones: The Sunken Fleet of 1758”. Please see the attached press release and website (www.woodenbones.com) If you haven’t had a chance to get a copy of this DVD, you’ll want to!
Title: Anatomy of an Archaeology Documentary–”Wooden Bones: The Sunken Fleet of 1758″
Presenter: Joseph W. Zarzynski, Underwater Archaeologist (Bateaux Below, Inc.)
NEWS RELEASE—For Immediate Release
Lake George, NY Documentary Wins Film Festival Maritime Heritage Award
Bateaux Below, Inc., a not-for-profit group that studies historic shipwrecks in Lake George, NY, has announced that Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival in Savannah, Georgia has chosen “Wooden Bones—The Sunken Fleet of 1758” as one of their official film festival selections. Furthermore, the Lake George-related documentary is one of two joint winners of the film festival’s prestigious “Maritime Heritage Category” award. “Wooden Bones—The Sunken Fleet of 1758” is a 58 min. long DVD documentary (www.woodenbones.com), a Pepe Productions (Glens Falls, NY) and Bateaux Below (Wilton, NY) documentary collaboration. The DVD was released in May 2010. The Gray’s Reef Ocean Film Festival is September 17-19 at the Savannah College of Art and Design. The NOAA-sponsored film festival reports that 90 films were submitted and only 33 were selected for showing.
“Wooden Bones” examines Lake George’s Sunken Fleet of 1758 when the British deliberately sank over 260 warships to protect them over the winter of 1758-1759 from their enemy, the French. The documentary investigates the history and underwater archaeological study of the lake’s sunken bateau-class warships, a sunken 1960 sub built to photograph British shipwrecks, and a 1758-constructed military dock found in Lake George’s shallows. Glens Falls, NY documentary filmmaker Peter Pepe directed the DVD and underwater archaeologist Joseph W. Zarzynski of Wilton, NY wrote it. The award-winning documentary was four years in production. For more information on the documentary and to view the trailer, consult the web site: www.woodenbones.com