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    Civil War ironclad recovered from Savannah River [Image 3 of 3]

    Civil War ironclad recovered from Savannah River

    SAVANNAH, GA, UNITED STATES

    07.12.2017

    Photo by Billy Birdwell 

    U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, Savannah District

    Archaeologists and other crew members use pressure hoses to separate potentially significant artifacts from river muck during the recovery of the Civil War ironclad, CSS Georgia. Crews needed to remove the relic in order to allow the deepening of the Savannah harbor. In addition to smaller objects recovered through this high-pressure screening, crews also also recovered large casemates made of railroad rails used to armor the warship. The Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP) will deepen America's fourth busiest container port (second busiest on the East Coast) from its current 42-foot depth to 47 feet deep. This will allow newer, larger container vessels to call on the port with fewer tidal restrictions and with heavier loads. (U.S. Army Corps of Engineers photo by Billy Birdwell.)

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    Date Taken: 07.12.2017
    Date Posted: 11.09.2017 14:39
    Photo ID: 3942456
    VIRIN: 170712-A-JH002-027
    Resolution: 2144x1424
    Size: 857.07 KB
    Location: SAVANNAH, GA, US 

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