An upstate New York-based filmmaker and a shipwreck expert have released a new documentary on the fleet of vessels purposely sunk in Lake George during the French and Indian War.
The 58-minute film, titled “Wooden Bones: The Sunken Fleet of 1758,” tells the story of the more than 250 boats and warships scuttled in the southern end of Lake George by the British. The redcoats wanted to keep them out of French hands and intended to raise the vessels the following spring.
Many were never recovered. Several were rediscovered in the 20th century and are now part of an underwater state park.
The film was directed by Glens Falls-based filmmaker Peter Pepe and written by Joseph Zarzynski of Wilton, director of an underwater archaeology preservation group.