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Sunken battleship recovery

Th USS Westfield, a union battleship that ran aground and was scuttled near the  entrance to the Texas City Ship Channel in 1863, is being documented and salvaged as part of a plan to dredge the channel 5 feet deeper. Divers visited the wreck, which sits under 47 feet of water last week. Artifacts removed from the site will be conserved and distributed to reputable museums.

also by Bill Davenport
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