Just saw CNN's report on the raising of the LS Hunley over lunch, and it came out of the water shortly before 9am today! They will be placing it in a tank of water about 15 miles away, and expect to have it completely excavated within 6 months. It was reported that they expect to find the 9 crew members inside, in a good state of preservation. Many artifacts, of course, are expected to be recovered!
Haaaar! the Hunley once again brings a shiver to the hearts o' the Union Blockade!! HA! what a historic moment indeed!... me land-locked mud puddle jumpin pard o' mine J.D. the Hunley is a testimony to 19th Century ingenuity and imagination the vessel looks so modern and sleek... as advanced as one could get for the"old steam Navy" era.... Three HUZZAHS fer the Recovery o' the gallent Hunley and her brave crew's remains..Tis a great day fer all of us in the Civil War preservation research and study field ......The Ironclad "steaming by" yer gun battery there J.D.......