10 May, 2011

USS Cairo


The USS Cairo was an ironclad union warship that patrolled the rivers and waters of the confederacy during the American Civil War.   The ship was patrolling the waters of the Yazoo River in Mississippi when it struck a confederate mine.  The Cairo disappeared below the smooth flowing waters of the Yazoo River with no loss of life.  It was rediscovered and recovered in 1965 and later transferred to the National Park Service and put on public display at the Vicksburg National Military Museum for all to see and experience a piece of history first hand.

4 comments:

texwisgirl said...

sometimes it's amazing that things float (or fly) with that much weight of wood and iron...

uncertainhorizon said...

I know that feeling better than most.

Carver said...

Interesting post and you took some good shots.

Firefly said...

It must be amazing to see a piece of history like this somewhere in a museum. I heard of these boats for the first time in one of these adventures movies, but just can't remember it now.

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