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Technology used in Hunley restoration may be used on another historical find

(Charleston-AP) Oct. 31, 2004 - A maritime archaeologist hopes the technology used to restore the HL Hunley submarine can be used to preserve another Civil-War era sub that washed ashore at a deserted island near Panama.

James Delgado has identified the wreck as the Sub Marine Explorer, a submersible built in New York in the waning days of the Civil War.

Delgado says the Explorer should be brought to the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston, where it could benefit from the cutting-edge technology being used to save the Hunley.

Officials at the Hunley lab say it will be years before its scientists can tackle another project.

Posted 5:13pm by Chantelle Janelle

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