The Fort Ticonderoga Author Series features presentations by authors of books related to Fort Ticonderoga’s history.
Why are bateaux considered the most important vessels that transported armies during the 18th-century wars in North America?
In the book Ghost Fleet Awakened—Lake George’s Sunken Bateaux of 1758, author Joseph W. Zarzynski reveals the story of a little-recognized sunken fleet of British warships, bateaux, from the French and Indian War (1755-1763). The story begins more than 250 years ago when bateaux first plied the waters of Lake George, New York. Zarzynski, a maritime archaeologist, will talk about his new book from SUNY Press, enlightening us with a history of these utilitarian vessels, including their origins and uses. By infusing the talk with underwater archaeology doctrine, Zarzynski will show the nautical significance of these colonial crafts.
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