During the Civil War,
on February 17, 1864, the Confederate sub left the Charleston, South Carolina harbor, attacked and sank a blockading Union warship. Soon after sending the USS Housatonic to the bottom, the submarine also sank. All eight of her crew were lost, along with the Hunley. The sunken sub’s location was a mystery until 1995 when a team of divers sponsored by writer Clive Cussler discovered the nearly intact Hunley. It was raised and carefully excavated.
Michael Jesberger, Historical Lecturer, Tour Guide, and Re-enactor will be discussing the saga, loss and recovery of the H.L. Hunley, the world’s first successful attack submarine.
To be included in the initial registration for this program we must receive your registration request by 5 PM, Monday, February 25, 2019. Be advised, programs may already be filled for registrations received after that date.