Discovery Deep - "Mapping the Lost Radeau"June 13 2015
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Name: Mohamed Hafez
Account ID: 548491983
May 16, 2015
Discovery Deep divers participated in several working dives this Saturday at Lake George, NY to prepare for the June 12-14, 2015 expedition dives on the Lost Radeau Shipwreck. Kevin Moore and Frank Stopa dove on the Radeau site and conducted a training dive at the Hearthstone dive site on the lake with the Get Wet Divers of Upstate New York to prepare for the upcoming photo and video survey of the wreck from 1758.
And after completing our preparatory dives, we’ve uploaded to our YouTube Channel Frank’s video ‘The Lost Radeau’ of the May 16th dive. It’s spooky and dark and cold down at the wreck, but you can get your first views of “The Oldest Intact Warship in North America” a French and Indian War wreck dating back to 1758! Check it out below!
Please help us out by contributing even a small amount to our crowd funding campaign. You can help us produce a 3-D interactive map of a piece of American colonial history. Contribute to our Open Explorer crowd funding or our Indiegogo crowd funding campaign here: indiegogo.com/projects/mapping-the-radeau
We’ve officially launched our Indiegogo campaign for our maiden project, Mapping the Radeau! Please check out our campaign, hear our story, and contribute to our ambitious effort! Every little bit helps, and with your support we can do great things!
This is a very special moment for us, a historic landmark for our organization, and we hope you’ll share it with us as we embark on this incredible journey to bring the marvelous oceanic world and what lies beneath it, to you!
Our goal is to raise at least $4,000.00 to produce the digital map of the Lost Radeau at the bottom of Lake George, New York. And now that we've officially launched our campaign on Indiegogo.com, you’ll be able to contribute to our effort and enjoy the perks we have to offer! As well as be a part of our efforts to preserve history! Please check out the campaign at indiegogo.com/projects/mapping-the-radeau/x/9819677
Discovery Deep’s first project, “Mapping the Radeau”, will kick off on 16 May 2015 at Lake George, New York with reconnaissance dives to the shipwreck under the auspices of the New York State Dive Association and the Get Wet Divers of Upstate New York. The work continues 12-14 June 2015 with more diving and data collection and will conclude later in the summer with the production of the digital mapping.
Mapping the Radeau:
The Radeau is the only existing example of the British Radeau-class gun platform and is one of only six Shipwrecks on the National Register of Historic Places. Our mission is to conduct a photographic and video survey of the wreck site for several purposes. First, we hope to collect enough photographic and video data to produce a three dimensional, digital, interactive tour of the wreck. This will be provided to Lake George historical organizations and museums, as well as the State of New York to further historic appreciation of the wreck. Second, we will provide the data to the state and to Joe Zarzynski, the discoverer of the wreck, to further its conservation. And third, as time and resources permit, we will collect images leading to the production of Google Ocean 360 degree views of the site. Additionally, we will be documenting the weekend in photos to produce a photo book for crowd funding contributors and dive team members.
What is Discovery Deep?
Discovery Deep is a group of great divers and people, united to explore, discover, and document everything ranging from wrecks of historical significant to underwater sites of intrigue and oceanic mysteries. In essence Discovery Deep aims to provide underwater research and data collection support to scientific and academic organizations, as well as select commercial interests, focused on furthering humankind’s understanding, knowledge and appreciation of the world’s oceans, seas and waterways.
Months ago, Kevin, Mohamed and Frank began discussing the idea of creating a non-profit foundation to do ocean exploration as a means to do more with our love of, and obsession with, diving. This project is the first expedition that we envision will lead to future non-profit expeditions involving diving, photography and videography skills, remotely operated vehicles, and more to collect “data” needed by scientists, historians, archaeologists and others to discover, conserve and preserve historic underwater sites, to support scientific research in the aquatic world and to raise awareness of the importance of our planet's oceans and waterways to humanity.
We need your support! We are looking to raise funds first and foremost for the cost to produce the digital 3D model of the wreck from the survey, then to cover the dive costs and ROV purchase and operation costs. Please follow and contribute to our expedition via WePay's "$Contribute to this Expedition" link above! Additionally, we will also be launching our Indiegogo campaign soon! Check out our website DiscoveryDeep.com for details! Thank you all so much for your generous support of this project!