Tag Archives: CSS Georgia

A second Dahlgren is twice as nice

As the mechanized stage of recovery began in earnest this week, marine archaeologists working on the CSS Georgia had just started to dig in for the long haul – anticipating tedious, 12-hour days of sifting through concretion-covered objects from the … Continue reading

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A glimpse into life aboard the ‘Mud Tub’

As Navy divers with Explosive Ordnance Disposal Group 2 pack up this week and head to their next mission, the stage is set for the mechanized phase of the CSS Georgia’s recovery. Archaeologists will pore over the remaining dregs and … Continue reading

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A wreck reborn: Recovering the Civil War ironclad CSS Georgia from the Savannah River

(Editor’s Note: The following post is a wrap-up of the efforts to raise the CSS Georgia from January to August 2015.) As cities along the East Coast scramble to bolster their infrastructure and employ massive dredges to deepen their harbors, … Continue reading

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Video: Navy divers recover first of 4 remaining cannons

Navy divers from Mobile Diving and Salvage Unit 2 and Explosive Ordnance Disposal Mobile Unit 6 raised the first of four remaining cannons from the CSS Georgia, July 15. (Click here to watch the three-minute video.) This marked the first … Continue reading

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Divers continue to unveil ‘little shards of life’ from CSS Georgia

Last week marine archaeologists diving on the CSS Georgia entered their fifth and final month of the small artifact recovery phase. And though the number of artifacts they have been discovering has slowed to a trickle, the nuance each new … Continue reading

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As archaeologists recover artifacts, more questions rise to the surface

SAVANNAH, Ga. — She has been stripped by salvage rigs, battered by dredges and had her hull shredded by teredo worms, yet the tattered remnants of the CSS Georgia that were all but forgotten until the 1960s continue to intrigue … Continue reading

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New artifacts reveal more about Civil War life

As archaeologists recover more CSS Georgia artifacts from the murky waters of the Savannah River, the day-to-day hardships of serving as a Confederate sailor are becoming clearer.

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The truth: As interesting as fiction

As promised, this blog will keep Savannah River basin stakeholders informed on a number of topics, especially those dealing with the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). An April 12 story by the Associated Press adds some curious insight into one … Continue reading

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Beneath the barnacles: Archaeologists battle elements to uncover ironclad history

SAVANNAH, Ga. — Each day as tourists saunter through the city’s famous squares, another group of visitors explores a different set of squares at the bottom of the Savannah River. For the past two months, a team of 10 marine … Continue reading

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Recovery of CSS Georgia remains in progress after 150 years in Savannah River

Recovering the CSS Georgia ironclad scuttled on the Savannah River floor marks the beginning of the construction phase of the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project. Col. Thomas Tickner, Savannah District commander, will host a kick-off event Jan. 29 at Old Fort … Continue reading

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