A wrecked Confederate ship from the Civil War now stands in the way of progress for the Savannah Harbor Expansion Project (SHEP). The CSS Georgia was sunk in December of 1864, and has been at the bottom of the Savannah River ever since. The site of the wreck is protected through its spot on the National Register of Historic Places, and as such the excavation and preservation of the ships remains will be a tedious process costing an estimated $14 million. Surveys of the river bottom show at least two large pieces of the ships hull, as well as cannons and a propeller, await the excavation team, who are expected to begin work next year.
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