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Map of the harbor and city of Charleston, S.C., showing its defenses, and the position of the sunken vessels closing the entrance to the great ship channel, and also the portion of the city lately destroyed by fire

Major collection: Hart Nautical
Named collection: Allan Forbes Collection
Object type: periodical
Maker: unknown
Place made: United States
Date made: 1841
Materials: ink; paper; mounting
Measurements: 14 1/2 in x 10 1/4 in
Nomenclature: historical
Classification: whales

Map of Charleston Harbor, with inset detail showing the positions of the Stone Fleet, and an accompanying paragraph clipped from a newspaper from April 1861. The Stone Fleet was a collection of whaling ships in poor condition bought by the Northern defense forces during the Civil War, filled with stone, and sunk in Charleston Harbor, with the aim of forming sand shoals and blocking off access to the harbor. However, they failed in this goal.


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thumbnail The Stone Fleet on its way to the Southern coast 1861
thumbnail Sinking the stone fleet in Charleston Harbor
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