Sullivan's Island in Charleston County, South Carolina — The American South (South Atlantic)
Discovering the Hunley
Since the night of the attack, the H.L. Hunley and its crew escaped detection by amateur and professional divers. In 1980, novelist Clive Cussler and a team of underwater archaeologists began to search for the submarine in the outer Charleston Harbor. Fifteen years later they found what they believed to be the lost sub, buried in sediment in thirty feet of water four miles southeast of Fort Moultrie.
Researchers from the National Park Service, the South Carolina Institute of Archaeology and Anthropology, and the Naval Historical Center, soon confirmed the discovery of the Hunley and partially uncovered and mapped the vessel. Tests revealed that the Hunley has sufficient hull strength to allow for recovery, conservation, and eventual display at the Charleston Museum.
Erected by National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
Location. 32° 45.534′ N, 79° 51.433′ W. Marker is in Sullivan's Island, South Carolina, in Charleston County. Marker is on Middle Street west of Station 13 Street, on the left when traveling west. Touch for map. This marker is located along a walkway that is on the grounds in back (between
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. The Hunley Recovery Project (here, next to this marker); H.L. Hunley Disappears (here, next to this marker); Cannon Row (a few steps from this marker); Civil War Armament (was a few steps from this marker but has been reported permanently removed. ); Civil War Defense of Sullivan's Island (a few steps from this marker); 1860 Flanking Caponniere (a few steps from this marker); 13-Inch Seacoast Mortar (within shouting distance of this marker); 10-Inch Confederate Columbiad (within shouting distance of this marker). Touch for a list and map of all markers in Sullivan's Island.
Categories. • War, US Civil • Waterways & Vessels •
Credits. This page was last revised on September 21, 2017. This page originally submitted on September 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio. This page has been viewed 61 times since then. Photos: 1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on September 21, 2017, by Dale K. Benington of Toledo, Ohio.