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Drain the Sunken Pirate City (2017)

Port Royal, the 'wickedest city on Earth', famous for its Caribbean pirates, liquor, is torn apart on June 7th 1692 by quake and tsunami. Two thirds of buildings are sucked into the ocean, ... See full summary »


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Craig Sechler ... Narrator (voice)
Russell Boulter Russell Boulter ... Narrator / National Geographic Channel (voice)
Jon Henderson Jon Henderson ... Himself - Archaeologist, University of Nottingham (as Dr. Jon Henderson)
Ronald Hutton Ronald Hutton ... Himself - Historian, University of Bristol (as Prof. Ronald Hutton)
Simon Brown Simon Brown ... Himself - 3D Photogrammetrist
Donny L. Hamilton Donny L. Hamilton ... Himself - Archaeologist, Texas A&M University (as Prof. Donny L. Hamilton)
Peter Francis Peter Francis ... Himself - Architect
Iain Stewart ... Himself - Geologist, Plymouth University (as Prof. Iain Stewart)
Rest of cast listed alphabetically:
Mark La Pointe Mark La Pointe ... Narrator (Canada) (as Mark Lapointe)


Port Royal, the 'wickedest city on Earth', famous for its Caribbean pirates, liquor, is torn apart on June 7th 1692 by quake and tsunami. Two thirds of buildings are sucked into the ocean, the rest buried where they sink. 2,000 die. Marine archaeologist Jon Henderson goes in search of what happened. Scientific data combines with computer graphics to DRAIN the waters to investigate final moments and resurrect past secrets.

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a worthy entry but misnomered
5 May 2019 | by sarajimiSee all my reviews

While this shows title indicates a continuation of the focus on sea/lake floor technological exploration of previous titles, it actually returns to the more human element of so many good products of the national geographic society. the multi-beam technology is actually taken out of the game early in the show by an inattentive boater so most of the exploration done is by good old humans diving on the site. that being said, at least some of the previous entries narrators were honest about things being theories, not fact while in this episode one diver states that he knows exactly what happened to a fort mere minutes or hours after finding it's wreckage. also, the trend towards sensationalizing is quite evident in the frequent use of the term "quicksand" over the more accurate "liquefaction." overall, I enjoyed this entry more than the others in the drained series but if you're looking for more episodes like draining Alcatraz or the great lakes, this is a definite departure/improvement.

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