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Civil War "Blockade Runner" Warship Washes Up On Alabama Beach
The Daily Mail ^ | 9-4-12 | The Daily Mail

Posted on 09/04/2012 10:13:29 AM PDT by trailhkr1

Gulf Coast residents are getting a history lesson after a mysterious ship popped up on the beach after Hurricane Isaac. The wreckage of a presumed Civil War warship washed up in Fort Meyer, Alabama, near Mobile, after the Category 1 storm barreled down on the Gulf Cost.

(Excerpt) Read more at dailymail.co.uk ...


TOPICS: History
KEYWORDS: dixie; godsgravesglyphs; isaac; shipwreck Comment #1 Removed by Moderator

To: Apple Blossom; theKid51

ping


2 posted on 09/04/2012 10:19:13 AM PDT by bmwcyle (Corollary - Electing the same person over and over and expecting a different outcome is insanity)
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To: trailhkr1

Why not unearth it? I don’t understand why they’d leave a piece of history to be re-buried by the shifting sands.


3 posted on 09/04/2012 10:19:27 AM PDT by rarestia (It's time to water the Tree of Liberty.)
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To: trailhkr1

That is so cool!


4 posted on 09/04/2012 10:21:46 AM PDT by rudabaga
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To: rarestia

From what I can see from the picture there’s really not too much left to restore. And what references do they have to the original ship, like, what did it look like? Just wondering.


5 posted on 09/04/2012 10:22:35 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: trailhkr1
I'm buying this viewer's comment:

"In fact, the ship was built in 1919 and was called 'The Rachel.'. She sank during a storm around 1930, while carrying a load of lumber. The ship was looted of it's cargo and set afire. What is left is the skeleton that will once again be covered by sand and surf until the next hurricane."

6 posted on 09/04/2012 10:27:28 AM PDT by GeorgeWashingtonsGhost
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Please do not post Daily Mail photos.


8 posted on 09/04/2012 10:33:15 AM PDT by Admin Moderator
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Actually, this is all that remains of a rebel blockade runner intercepted by Darth Vader's star star destroyer while carrying secret plans of a Death Star. Masquerading as a consular ship, the caption was unable to identify the location of the ambassador (for obvious reasons), and was susequently destroyed. Only a single life pod managed to escape, but no life forms were detected aboard.

9 posted on 09/04/2012 10:51:49 AM PDT by Telepathic Intruder (The right thing is not always the popular thing)
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To: moose07

But is it the same ship? Is there a name somewhere on it? Did all the blockade runners look the same? There’s nothing there but the outline of a shell of a ship. Nothing in the middle but sand. I’ve seen several different pictures of blockade runners.


11 posted on 09/04/2012 11:00:45 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: SkyDancer
The ship in the picture is ,The Advance
This was from the comments section :
I'm afraid that the DM has not researched this story....
this ship has been uncovered a number of times, as recently as 2008, by hurricanes.
In 2008, historians discovered that parts of the ship were from post Civil War. In fact, the ship was built in 1919 and was called 'The Rachel.'.
She sank during a storm around 1930, while carrying a load of lumber.
The ship was looted of it's cargo and set afire. What is left is the skeleton that will once again be covered by sand and surf until the next hurricane.
- Julia , Memphis, United Kingdom, 04/9/2012 15:55

wiki

13 posted on 09/04/2012 11:06:22 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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What’s up? I posted from the source[facebook], is that not allowed? Daily Mail just aggregates stories and uses their images, I did not post a Daily Mail photo.


14 posted on 09/04/2012 11:08:51 AM PDT by Theoria (Romney is a Pyrrhic victory.)
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

i too recall a “blockade runner” being washed up or uncovered a few years back.


15 posted on 09/04/2012 11:31:50 AM PDT by bravo whiskey (if the little things really annoy you, maybe it's because the big things are going well.)
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To: Admin Moderator; SkyDancer; Theoria
NOT a Daily Mail photo; this is from Panoramio by Doug Wilhite, via Google Earth

More photos at Google Earth, location: 30°13'50.05"N 87°57'40.37"W

16 posted on 09/04/2012 11:40:30 AM PDT by ApplegateRanch (Love me, love my guns!©)
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To: moose07

Thanks for that info.


17 posted on 09/04/2012 11:43:14 AM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: SkyDancer

no worries. :)


18 posted on 09/04/2012 11:45:27 AM PDT by moose07 (The truth will out, one day.)
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That was not a Daily Mail photo. The Daily Mail hot linked it from a Facebook account.


19 posted on 09/04/2012 11:47:43 AM PDT by Focault's Pendulum
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To: GeorgeWashingtonsGhost

The photo upthread is certainly consistent with the “set afire” story. That’s what would remain of a wooden ship that burned to the waterline.


20 posted on 09/04/2012 12:02:58 PM PDT by Charles Martel (Endeavor to persevere...)
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To: moose07

:) To You


21 posted on 09/04/2012 6:14:00 PM PDT by SkyDancer ("OF COURSE I TALK TO MYSELF - Sometimes I need an expert opinion")
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To: C19fan; trailhkr1

 GGG managers are SunkenCiv, StayAt HomeMother & Ernest_at_the_Beach
Thanks trailhkr1.

Just adding to the catalog, not sending a general distribution.

To all -- please ping me to other topics which are appropriate for the GGG list.


22 posted on 09/08/2012 5:31:32 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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