Thursday, November 14, 2013

Portion of CSS Georgia brought to surface

Contemporary sketch of Georgia (USACE)
This week, U.S. Navy divers, working with archaeologists for the U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, retrieved a 64-square-foot section of the ironclad CSS Georgia, a precursor to the long-anticipated removal and preservation of the shipwreck so that Savannah's vital shipping channel can be deepened. The removal is expected to begin in summer 2014, although funding has not been finalized. • Article

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