Tuesday, January 4, 2011

CSS Peedee Found-- Part 4

Meanwhile, Amer's colleague, Dr. Jon Leader, a South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology (SCIAA) research associate professor is searching for the Mars Bluff Navy Yard where the Peedee was built. The SCIAA is part of the College of Arts and Sciences at the University of South Carolina.

The land portion of the yard remains elusive.

Leader's initial research back in 2009 used ground-penetrating radar and remote-sensing technologies and students from the University of South Carolina and East Carolina University.

The site they searched turned up evidence of early Indians, but nothing that would indicate a navy yard was located there.

The entire SCIAA project is funded in part by a $200,000 grant from the Doctor Bruce and Lee Foundation in Florence, South Carolina.

Once the cannons are raised, they will be taken to the conservatory laboratory at Francis Marion University under Leader's supervision.

Always Good When We Find Someting That Was Lost. --B-R'er

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