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. Recovered coal, once used to power the Republic’s two 28-foot iron sidewheels, is paired with a portrait of the ship in this handsome glass-front shadowbox.  

SS Republic Coal Shadowbox

SKU: 301668
    • Shadowbox measures 11 1/4" x 9 1/4"
    • Includes Certificate of Authenticity
    • Size of coal varies
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