PRODUCTION - “TOBAGO 1677”
The twenty Dutch and French shipwrecks that lie covered by mud and sand in Scarborough Harbor are the time witnesses to a story of epic proportions. These artifacts represent an incredible cultural treasure not only for the people of Trinidad & Tobago but also to the world and by documenting and subsequently researching this unique cultural heritage site we allow these ships
“to continue their journey and to deliver their cargo of knowledge to us all”.
AN ARCHAEOLOGICAL SENSATION
“I’m not aware of any other Dutch 17th Century warship being properly, archeologically excavated, so this is the fundamental importance of the site, it is unique. I don’t believe there is any other site around the world that can yield us so many examples”.
Dr. Kroum Batchvarov
Assistant Professor of Maritime Archaeology, University of Connecticut
Affiliated Scholar of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, USA
A high-tech steady-cam has been on set as well as a 30-foot crane and a special underwater camera housing for the RED EPIC. This way “TOBAGO 1677” can be presented in cinema quality at Movie Theaters, international film festivals and broadcast symposia.
At certain times there were more than 130 people involved in the production. Nearly 80 people have been re-enactors, the balance being the film team, hands and security staff. In addition, over 40 local companies and many individuals have provided their services for the duration of this film shoot. The National Security Helicopter teams, the crews of the TT Coast Guard vessels, their dive teams and two OTSL science vessels added another 80 persons to the production pool.
TOBAGO 1677 - EXPERT TEAM
the Oceans Discovery team on their quest to unearth this unique and dramatic part of our common maritime history.
Dr. Kroum Batchvarov
Assistant Professor of Maritime Archaeology, University of Connecticut. Affiliated Scholar of the Institute of Nautical Archaeology, USA
Professeur d’histoire a I’Ecole Navale, French Naval Academy, France
Author & Researcher of Dutch Classical Shipbuilding, Holland
Professor Andrew Lambert
Kings College London, UK
Dr. James Pritchard
Professor Emeritus of History, Canada