Civil War Warship CSS Georgia Slows Savannah Dredging

Georgia efforts to get its Port of Savannah down to 50 feet, as it competes with Florida, South Carolina and Virginia for the growing sea trade from South America and Asia, may be slowed by the Civil War.

The CSS Georgia, a Confederate warship scuttled 148 years ago in the Savannah River, will become a $42 million archeological dig before dredgers can get to work deepening the port, the Christian Science Monitor is reporting.

“In a city that values its colonial and Confederate history, the Georgia has also become yet another reminder that the past often requires reckoning before progress can be made,” the CSM reported.

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