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CSS Georgia ‘Raise the Wreck!’ Festival Saturday, July 25th!

CSS Georgia ‘Raise the Wreck!’ Festival Saturday, July 25th!

Come join the MRD Crew on July 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Jackson Historic Site in Savannah to witness the rasing of the CSS Georgia!

The public is invited to join the MRD Crew on July 25, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at Fort Jackson Historic Site in Savannah, Georgia to celebrate the rasing of the CSS Georgia!  Expect lots of fun, activitys and exhibits about Civil War History! Come see history in action!

CSS Georgia ‘Raise the Wreck!’ Festival

Sponsored by the US Army Corps of Engineers

Saturday, July 25, 2015 Old Fort Jackson, Savannah, Georgia, 9 a.m.-2 p.m. 

Festival Schedule:

9a.m.-2 p.m.   Festival booths with relevant displays, interactives, and games

                       Viewing Tent with looping videos, static displays, CSS Georgia artifacts, binoculars

                       Self-guided tours of Fort Jackson

                       Misting Tent

                       Navy EOD Dive Tank

                       Navy EOD Robotics Interactives

9:30-10:30        Viewing Tent Program. Welcome, remarks from OFJ, overview of project. Live feed from dive barge with commentary and audience questions between shore and barge. Cannon firing, 32 pounder.     

11:30               Demonstration/Presentation under Viewing Tent

12:00               Cannon Firing.

12:30               Demonstration/Presentation under Viewing Tent

1:30                Demonstration/Presentation under Viewing Tent

2 p.m.          Cannon Firing. Begin festival breakdown.