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Treasures from the sea ELBERTA, Ala.
The little heritage museum in this Alabama gulf coast community of 675 souls houses all the things you'd expect. There are vintage farm implements, old time dresses, Victorian kitchen utensils, tools, a blacksmith's forge, a Victrola phonograph, etc. But there is also something else, something you would pandora online australia never expect in a small town museum: Artifacts from a multi million dollar treasure trove recovered from a shipwreck out in the Atlantic. A mural, captions on the exhibits and a video tell the story of the ill fated SS Republic, a sidewheel paddle steamer, as she sailed from New York to New Orleans in October 1865. Civil War had ended earlier that year and the South was suffering from shortages of everything, including coinage (paper money was widely distrusted). The Republic was carrying a reported $400,000 in gold and silver coins (worth something like $100 million today) for New Orleans banks and businesses. On the third day at sea the ship pandora sale rings ran into a fierce storm. Crew and passengers threw freight overboard (but not the coinage) cookie lee jewelry to lighten the ship but she could not be saved. Finally, the captain gave the order: "Abandon ship!" The crew and the 59 passengers climbed into four lifeboats and onto a raft. And the Republic went to the bottom. Fast forward to the 1990s. Odyssey Marine Exploration, a treasure hunting outfit headed by Tampa entrepreneurs Greg Stemm and John Morris, took an interest in the story. But how could they find the wreck? Modern computer technology gave them the answer. They fed information on wind speeds, bearings from rescue ships' logs, survivors' accounts (all but 12 of the crew and passengers survived) and other data into a computer and came up with a square measuring 50 km each way, about 160 km southeast of Savannah, Ga. For years they combed this area and finally in the summer of 2003 they hit pay dirt, 520 metres down. Since then Odyssey has been excavating the site, using a pandora charms order online remote controlled underwater vessel called the Zeus. The wreck is too deep for divers to work. "About $75 million in treasure has been retrieved to date, plus tens of thousands of artifacts reflecting life in the 1860s," a museum official says as she shows a reporter some of the everyday items in use in the 1860s: Medicine bottles, an ointment jar, ironstone dinnerware, hair combs, coins. One of the Republic's portholes is also on display and there are blow ups of pictures of the Zeus in action. The really costly items are not in the museum. They are for sale and Odyssey doesn't have to share the proceeds with any government, for the ship was found far outside territorial waters.
And what, visitors ask, is the Baldwin County Heritage Museum's connection with a shipwreck 1,000 km away? The answer: Odyssey boss Stemm's grandfather lives in the area, He's very interested in the museum so he persuaded his grandson to let it display the artifacts. (And he wants to remain anonymous.).
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