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Unveiling the Hunley

If you’ve been waiting for a good excuse to visit Charleston, now you can get a clear and unobstructed look at the Hunley in all its nautical glory.

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Confederate submarines aren’t a bad investment

The AP has a progress report on the ongoing Hunley conservation project, which is about to finish its tenth year.  It doesn’t feel like it’s been that long to me, but come to think of it, I guess I was in high school when I heard Glenn McConnell (the SC state senator who’s helped push the effort) give a presentation to promote raising it from the bottom.

Note that although the project has cost $22 million (with about half of that funded by state and federal taxpayers) so far, it’s already helped generate much more than that for the Palmetto State. 

That baby is paying off, as good historic preservation generally does.

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