View Full Version : Hurricane Ike uncovers Civil War vessel

One Country Boy
09-18-2008, 08:48 PM
These photos were e-mailed to me by a friend and Alabamian. He knows I eat this Civil War stuff up. This Civil War era ship was uncoverd by Hurricane Ike's surge along the Gulf Coast. The location is near or at Ft. Morgan, Alabama.

One Country Boy
09-18-2008, 08:51 PM
Here's two more....

09-19-2008, 07:45 AM

09-19-2008, 10:40 AM
That's pretty cool.

I saw that on the news and some guy was saying she was not a warship, but was a rum runner. Possibly they did not find any armaments in the wreckage?

Still, it's a bit of history and therefore someone should try to figure out who she really was, for sure, just so we would know.

There appears to be a "hitch" on the front. Or is that the mounting for the rudder and I'm looking at the wrong end??