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Thursday, January 26, 2006

Own a plank: USS/CSS Waterwitch

For the first time in 140 years, Columbus, Georgia is about to build a Civil War era combat ship. Then, it was the ironclad ram CSS Jackson, today, it’s the USS Waterwitch, a classic side wheel steamer of more than 160 feet.

A blockader built in 1852, the Waterwitch was made famous by a daring Confederate Navy commando raid to capture the ship near Savannah in 1864. Thus, this ship has the unique history of being both the USS AND the CSS, Waterwitch.

The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus is raising fund to rebuild this ship. Fund raising includes an own a plank promotion.

1 comment:

Dwayne Clark said...

That is really neat.

Dwayne Clark