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I mentioned the Hunley when I did the book review for The Girl on Legare Street written by Karen White. I shared a few of these photo collages in that post.
You can only visit the museum where they are restoring the Hunley on the weekends. So that’s where we went on Sunday afternoon.
Have you heard about the Hunley? It was a Confederate submarine that sunk an Union ship during the Civil War. After it sunk the Union ship, it disappeared.
No one knows what caused the Hunley to sink and disappear.
In 1995, it was finally found.
The Hunley was not brought to the surface until August 2000. All of the men were found perfectly preserved.
In 2004, they buried the men in Magnolia Cemetery. (Sidenote: My mother-in-law’s grandparents are buried in the same cemetery.)
They are currently trying to remove all of build up on the Hunley.
And they still don’t know what caused the submarine to sink. Here is a link to the possible theories.
I got to visit the Hunley in December 2000 when I went with my in-laws to Charleston. You could not actually see the Hunley just a model of the submarine.
I would highly suggest going to see the Hunley if you are in Charleston. It does cost money to go into the museum. Just be aware of that.
I’m going to be taking a break on this blog series until the first Saturday in November. In October, I’m going to be sharing 31 days of gluten free foods so the entire month will be dedicated to just recipes.
When I return in November, I’ll be sharing photos from Sunday evening.
Have a magical day,
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