Tag archive for conservation

This time, the foe is corrosion

The idea is to preserve the forts’ cultural heritage— including the cannons, artillery platforms, doors, railings, steps, and many small arti­facts now in the park’s museum collection.

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Ridding metal of salt

Museums throughout the world groan beneath the weight of iron artifacts recovered from the sea.

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What really happened to the Hunley?

It took two full days after the Housatonic’s decks were swimming with fish before the Confederacy’s top brass in Charleston asked the obvious question. Nearly 150 years later, it’s still the mystery that a dozen years of studying the Hunley’s bones has yet to solve.

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Setting the record straight

Much of what people believed about the Hunley turned out to be flat wrong. And here's what the team has discovered so far.

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learning from the Hunley

From the crucible of desperation, the South forged an improbable secret weapon: a hand-cranked attack boat. The H.L. Hunley was designed to do what no vessel in the world had ever done: sink a warship from beneath the waves.

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