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11302
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In 1862, Union ships attacked the MODERN GREECE, a blockade runner, and forced it to ground one thousand yards off Kure Beach. The crew fought their way to safety through the surf. Cannon fire from Fort Fisher kept the Union Navy from salvaging the ship; later, fire from Fort Fisher destroyed the MODERN GREECE to keep it from falling into enemy hands. A winter storm in 1964 revealed the old hulk lying in twenty-five feet of water. Salvage operation brought results as divers brought up rifles, bullets, sabers, shells, and even a cannon.
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The State (NoCar F 251 S77), Vol. 33 Issue 15, Jan 1966, p10-11, 83-84, il
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15685
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Graduate students from East Carolina University's Program in Maritime Studies participated in a project to reassess Modern Greece artifacts. The artifacts in question have been stored for almost 50 years at the Underwater Archaeology Branch, Fort Fisher. Many of the artifacts consisted of household and utilitarian objects like; bowie knives, tableware, some guns, and farming implements.
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16067
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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.
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