Shipwreck Featured On National Geographic

August 26, 2011

National Geographic is carrying an article featuring a local shipwreck project, in which the remains of an American Civil War blockade runner have yielded long-buried secrets to an international team of archaeologists working with Bermuda’s Department of Conservation Services.

Items including wine and perfume have been excavated from the Mary Celestia shipwreck, which crashed into the reefs off Southampton on September 6, 1864.

Jean-Pierre Rouja of LookBermuda/LookFilms who are producing a Documentary on the project says: “The article on the National Geographic website confirms that this is not just a local story.”

“With the recent global interest in shipwreck wine and champagne and the current 150th anniversary of the Civil War, our film will have International appeal to the exact Demographic that Bermuda is trying to attract, and this is just the beginning of the PR that we are generating for this project.”

“We are now in the next phase of the production coordinating with the Charleston Historical Society as this is where the ships owners were based and are contributing to a series of articles in their local papers.”

“The upcoming sampling of the wine will become an International Media event in of itself as we are assembling a group of international wine experts/celebrities for that purpose. Once we identify it’s most likely origin we will be following that story line as well.”

The article has earned 7,347 Facebook ‘likes’ as of this writing.

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