Fort Fisher

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

Thursday, October 15, 2015

"Seeing-Eye Dogs" Helping Navy Divers Recover the CSS Georgia-- Part 2

Divers found about sixty rounds for the Dahlgren guns (posing no threat as they have to have a flame to set off).  The Brooke rounds (shaped like bullets) found considerably more dangerous as they are impact sensitive.

There was no loss of life at the Georgia's sinking so, no ghosts.

Historians know that shortly after the war, a businessman contracted with the U.S. government to salvage the wreck as part of an effort to clear the shipping channel.  records indicate that there was a dispute and portions of the wreck may have been dumped back into the river.

Gordon Watts, a longtime diver and owner of Tidewater Atlantic Research is assisting in the recovery effort.  He has had experience in with the USS Monitor and CSS Alabama.

--Old B-Runner

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