CSS Georgia And Research That Preceded Mitigation

Author(s): Gordon Watts; Martin Dean

Year: 2016


The Savannah District USACE and the Georgia Ports Authority are partnering to deepen and widen various portions of the Savannah River. As part of the associated permitting process, numerous archaeological investigations have been carried out by the District. A series of investigations of the remains of the ironclad CSS Georgia began following dredge impacts to the wreck in 1968. The following year Navy divers carried out an initial assessment of the wreck and in 1979 archaeologists from Texas A&M University worked with the District to generate additional insight.  In 1986, District divers recovered ordnance from the wreck. Following an extensive survey carried out in 2003 by Panamerican Consultants and Tidewater Atlantic Research, those companies worked with Scotland based Advanced Underwater Surveys to carry out an ultra-high definition multi-beam sonar survey in 2013.  Information from the 2003 and 2013 surveys generated data necessary to plan and conduct mitigation operations in 2015.

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CSS Georgia And Research That Preceded Mitigation. Gordon Watts, Martin Dean. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434947)


Temporal Keywords
Civil War

Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 824