The sidewheel steamship Republic claimed a remarkable seafaring legacy including heroic service in both the Confederate and Union navies during the Civil War. She was bound for New Orleans from New York after the conflict when she was lost in a hurricane off the coast of Georgia. The passengers and crew escaped the sinking ship, yet a fortune in coins and much needed cargo sank 1,700 feet to the Atlantic seabed.
Nearly 140 years later, Odyssey Marine Exploration discovered the shipwreck and began the archaeological excavation using advanced robotics. The recovered coal, once used to power the Republic’s two 28-foot iron sidewheels, has been captured in clear acrylic that can be displayed standing or flat.
SS Republic Coal in Acrylic
- Measures 3" x 3"
- Includes Certificate of Authenticity/Story Card
- Size of coal varies
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