The long-awaiting raising of the Confederate warship that’s been resting on the bottom of the Savannah River for 150 years is now coming up…one five-ton chunk of the CSS Georgia at a time.
Last week, navy divers were finally able to begin raising the wreckage of the armored ship. It’s believed that the total poundage is over 250,000. The CSS Georgia sunk to the bottom of the Savannah River in December 1864 during an attempt to prevent the Union from seizing Savannah.
The team has already recovered four cannons, the ship’s propeller and other artifacts.
As soon as all of the CSS Georgia is recovered, the deepening of the Savannah port will continue.