Joseph Zarzynski will be the featured speaker on Friday, October 12, as the Ticonderoga Historical Society presents a free program on “French and Indian War Shipwrecks of Lake George.” The program will take place at 7 p.m. at the Hancock House, 6 Moses Circle, Ticonderoga, NY.
“Not all of this region’s history is visible above the water,” noted THS President Bill Dolback. “These shipwrecks are among the oldest in the country and we are fortunate to have Joe Zarzynski, who was part of the original discovery team for these ships. His first-hand knowledge and experience will make for a most interesting program.”
Included will be a discussion of The Land Tortoise, built as a floating gun battery by the British in 1758. This 52-foot-long gunboat is North America’s oldest intact warship. It was deliberately sunk in 100 feet of water by British forces on October 22, 1758 to prevent it from falling onto the hands of French raiders.
Reservations are not necessary to attend the free program and refreshments will be served. Additional information is available by calling 518-585-7868 or via e-mail to tihistory@bridgepoint1com.