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    Raising the CSS Georgia.

    Civil War shipwreck creates hurdle for government's $653M plan | Fox News


    Before government engineers can deepen one of the nation's busiest seaports to accommodate future trade, they first need to remove a $14 million obstacle from the past -- a Confederate warship rotting on the Savannah River bottom for nearly 150 years.

    Confederate troops scuttled the ironclad CSS Georgia to prevent its capture by Gen. William T. Sherman when his Union troops took Savannah in December 1864. It's been on the river bottom ever since.

    Now, the Civil War shipwreck sits in the way of a government agency's $653 million plan to deepen the waterway that links the nation's fourth-busiest container port to the Atlantic Ocean. The ship's remains are considered so historically significant that dredging the river is prohibited within 50 feet of the wreckage.

    So the Army Corps of Engineers plans to raise and preserve what's left of the CSS Georgia. The agency's final report on the project last month estimated the cost to taxpayers at $14 million. The work could start next year on what's sure to be a painstaking effort.

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    Sweet. I assume they mean this CSS Georgia:


    which was 250-feet long and built from 4-inch thick iron plate. Used primarily as a floating battery since it had to be towed into place. It would make a fantastic museum piece.
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    Quote Originally Posted by allen_idaho View Post
    Sweet. I assume they mean this CSS Georgia:


    which was 250-feet long and built from 4-inch thick iron plate. Used primarily as a floating battery since it had to be towed into place. It would make a fantastic museum piece.
    Yes,that's the one. The engines weren't strong enough to propel it against the current.

 

 

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