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Until you set foot on a vessel like this you have little idea as to the technological complexity contained within its wooden and metal structure. A complex series of boilers, fire boxes and bunkers, massive crew served weapons with a heavy manual aiming system, rudimentary...More
The Cairo is the highlight of the Vicksburg Military Park. It's a gunboat that was sunk during the Civil War that was raised and put on display. The hull of the ship is the original hull, and they have built out other portions of the...More
This is the remains of a gunship that was under water for over 100 years. The reconstruction (with modern parts added) tell an interesting story of the technology of the 1860s. Inside the museum are many personal belongings of the crew - all 200 or...More