Sunday, April 17, 2011

Vicksburg National Military Park

All of these pictures are of a boat in Vicksburg National Military Park. As you can read below this is the first armed boat ever sunk by a torpedo (known as a mine today).




Some of the wood work on boats amazes me.  How did they make this?  I looked at it closely and it looked like a bunch of bent 2x4s put together.

5 comments:

Betsy from Tennessee said...

What a beauty.... It's a wonder since it sunk so fast that nobody was killed... George would LOVE to see this one!!
Betsy

Ginny said...

this is really interesting!! So a mine and a torpedo are the same? I never would have thought! Ship building is a real craft! I LOVE your header!!

George said...

I've read about the raising of the Cairo after it was found in the Yazoo, but I have never seen such wonderful pictures of it. Thank you for sharing these.

Tricia said...

Amazing! WoW! =)

Carletta said...

Fascinating!
Looks like a lot of restoration. I'd be curious to know how much original wood still exists on it.