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Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks
Smithsgold - 11/28/2015 6:21 PM
Category: General
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independentmail.com/news/divers-raise-wreckage-of...61107-339319421.html

Divers raise wreckage of Confederate warship in 5-ton chunks

After 150 years at the bottom of the Savannah River, the armored skeleton of the Confederate warship CSS Georgia is being raised to the surface one 5-ton chunk at a time.

Navy divers who began working in late June to recover cannons, unexploded shells and other artifacts from the riverbed finally started midweek on their last major task — retrieving an estimated 250,000 pounds of the Civil War ironclad’s armored siding.
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Smithsgold - 11/30/2015 12:36 PM
sas.usace.army.mil/Missions/CivilWorks/SavannahHa...sion/CSSGeorgia.aspx

Recovery of the CSS Georgia is an important component of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Archeologist Julie Morgan is the Corps’ leading official in charge of the CSS Georgia recovery, which includes collection and analysis of artifacts, conservation, and a final technical report.

Heres another link with alot more information on the CSS Georgia