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Sidewheel steamer, "Planter"
Photographer: The Hilton Head Island Historical Society Port Royal Interpretive Marker
Caption: Sidewheel steamer, "Planter"
Additional Description: This is typical of the coasting vessels used before the war to carry cotton from the island plantations to Savannah and Charleston. The 110 foot sidewheel steamer, "Planter", had been converted into a Confederate gunboat. She hauled as many as a thousand troops, and also hauled guns and ammunition to Bay Point and Hilton Head.
Submitted: August 30, 2009, by Mike Stroud of Bluffton, South Carolina.
Database Locator Identification Number: p75664
File Size: 0.579 Megabytes

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