Scientists remove Civil War sub rear hatch – Science – MSNBC.com

About thirty years ago I wrote one of the longest papers I have ever written – it was about the H. L. Hunley.  I was only about ten, yet I typed over 100 pages on an old manual typewriter.  My teacher was somewhat shocked, since it was a simple assignment.  I was obsessed.

I thought I had learned everything there was to know about the Hunley at that time, so I find it fascinating that scientists are able to find more information now – after all of these years.  There has been a lot of conjecture about how the Hunley sank, and I will be mesmerized with the continued evaluation of this relic.

Once it’s on display I plan on visiting Charleston to view the sub – I think that will be very special for me.  Some kids were fixated on Superman, or Firemen – I was fixated on this ship, and her crew, and her unexpected demise.  I’ve always been a history buff, but this ship was the focus of that fixation.

I can’t wait until more of the puzzle pieces are put together!  I am still obsessed.

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