Fort Fisher

Fort Fisher
Fort Fisher, NE Bastion. Frank Vizetelly (National Geographic)

Friday, June 19, 2015

Delay in CSS Georgia Recovery

From the June 1, 2015, WTOC, Savannah.

Maritime archaeologists from Memphis have pulled up over 1,000 artifacts from the shipwreck since January.  Work to raise the Georgia's remnants were scheduled to begin June 1st, but are being delayed because even more artifacts are being found.  The Navy divers now hope to start the heavy work in three more weeks.

When the vessel is finally brought up, the area around it will be blocked off, but in July, it is hoped that it will be open to the public.  They hope to be finished in August.

Texas A&M will be restored all artifacts and parts of the ship.

I suppose there will eventually be a display of the ship's remains, hopefully by Old Fort Jackson where the ship is being raised.

--Old B-Runner

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