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

Wednesday, October 14, 2015

"Seeing-Eye Dogs" Helping Navy Divers Recover CSS Georgia-- Part 1

From the August 21, 2015, CNN  "'Seeing eye dogs' help Navy divers recover Civil War vessel in murky river" by Phil Gast and Matthew Gannon.

The Savannah River's current and suction from propellers of giant container ships are causing problems for divers on the wreck of the Confederate ironclad CSS Georgia.Their dive suits are reminiscent of the ones in Jules Verne's "Twenty Thousand leagues Under the Sea."

The CSS Georgia was somewhat salvaged and destroyed after the war.  Dredging operations in the late 1960s further shattered the ship.  The chain of the large red channel marker attached to the wreck has further caused damage.

The U.S. government has slated $15 million for the ship's complete removal.

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