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Civil War Lecture: A Statistical Study of Modern Greece cargo

April 9 @ 2:30 PM - 3:30 PM

Modern Greece

Presented by: Chelsea Freeland, Maritime Archaeologist

On June 27, 1862, the blockade-runner Modern Greece ran aground off the coast of Wilmington, NC. Modern Greece was within reach of the guns of Fort Fisher, protecting the vessel from the Union blockaders attempting to ignite the ship and its goods. But, not all of the cargo was salvaged from the ship during the war. There are several hypotheses for why only some of the cargo was saved: from a surplus of supplies in Wilmington to an unknown force stopping the salvage attempts. Why were some materials saved, while others were left to the sea?

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Date:
April 9
Time:
2:30 PM - 3:30 PM
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The Mariners’ Museum
100 Museum Drive
Newport News, VA 23606 United States
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Phone:
(757) 596-2222
Website:
http://www.marinersmuseum.org