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The State Capitol grounds in Raleigh boast a range of monuments and statutes from confederate guns to depictions of World War I soldiers. Some of these memorials were cast in bronze which is not impermeable to the elements. Corrosion attacked these statues and a restoration plan was devised in 1981 by the State Capitol Foundation which raised the funds from several individuals and organizations to perform the necessary conservation.
A 1962 storm revealed the wreckage of Modern Greece, a Civil War blockade runner near Fort Fisher. Its discovery led to the inception of the state's underwater archaeology program - an effort coordinated between navy divers, the state's governor, and chief of naval operations. Thousands of artifacts were recovered from Modern Greece including: weapons, medical equipment, tableware, and other manufactured goods not available to the Confederacy.