Monday, April 14, 2014

Vessel becomes part of 'shipwreck park'

The USS Narcissus, which saw service during the Civil War before going down in a storm in 1866 off Tampa, Fla., has been nominated to become Florida's 12th "shipwreck park,"  according to a proposal from the state archaeological research bureau. The designation is mean to draw scuba divers and build tourism. During the war, the U.S. Navy screw steamer hit a torpedo and sank during the Battle of Mobile Bay.Article

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