Another EXCITING item at our 13th annual Oyster Roast and Silent Auction… Bid on your chance to indulge in the 6-course Chef’s Tasting Menu with elevated wine pairings at Zero Restaurant + Bar at the Friends of the Hunley’s 13th annual Oyster Roast and Auction on November 3rd.
On this date in 1863 in Horace Hunley scheduled a demonstration of his boat in Charleston Harbor. He announced his vessel would dive beneath the CSS Indian Chief and surface on the other side. Once the submarine disappeared beneath the waves, it was not seen again for weeks.
All eight crew members were lost including the submarine's namesake, Horace Hunley .
They were: Horace Hunley (Captain) Robert Brockbank Joseph Patterson Thomas W. Park Charles McHugh Henry Baird John Marshall Charles L. Sprague
Cutting edge technology always come with a risk and these men knew their lives were on the line. Their sacrifice helped advance the understanding of submarines and underwater warfare. ... See MoreSee Less
Friends of the Hunley: The Official Hunley Project Site added 2 new photos.
The Hunley left a big impact on the Merz family, who recently visited from Alexandria, Virginia. Their two boys, Sam (7) and Abe (5), came home and used what they learned during their tour to build a Hunley and Housatonic out of Lego! Their Lego designs are impressive, with the Hunley having a screw that turns by rotating the shaft and, if you look closely, you’ll even see a gold coin on the bench.
Mom and Dad say the children did the entire project on their own and are proud of their inspiration. Well done Merz boys! We look forward to seeing what you do next. ... See MoreSee Less
Friends of the Hunley: The Official Hunley Project Site added 3 new photos.
The Hunley by land, sea, and AIR? We just received a unique donation for you to bid on at this year’s Oyster Roast and Silent Auction on Friday, November 3rd. A Hunley Tour by Air offered by Holy City Helicopters! During this first-ever tour, fly over where the Hunley left on her historic mission, some of the places she sank during test missions, where she was moored in Downtown Charleston, and other historic places.