Scientists are at work to preserve the Hunley and remove the concretion (a rock-hard layer of sand, rust, sediment and silt) that covers the inside of the crew compartment.
Friends of the Hunley: The Official Hunley Project Site added 2 new photos.
The Special Projects Committee of the Avon Historical Society has put together an amazing exhibit about the Hunley at the Avon Free Public Library in Avon, Connecticut. Their creativity, hard work and dedication to telling the Hunley story is commendable.
Saturday, January 13th is the Charleston Marathon, and all the roads leading to Hunley tours will be closed until noon. We will be open that day, but will open a little later with the first available tour beginning at 12.20. Don’t miss a visit to the Hunley during our weekend tours! We hope to see you there soon. ... See MoreSee Less
Hunley tours will be closed this weekend, Saturday January 6th and Sunday the 7th, due to the snow storm and hazardous road conditions. We apologize for any inconvenience this may cause, but our priority is the safety of our guests, volunteers, and staff. Roads in North Charleston, especially the side roads, continue to be dangerous due to the ice.
Thank you for understanding and please plan a visit on a future weekend tour of the Hunley! ... See MoreSee Less
Conservator Anna Funke is ready to get to work in the Hunley conservation tank. But why is she dressed like that? Conservators get a lot of questions about the protective gear they wear and why. Team safety is a top priority since there are chemicals and other hazards in their work. Here is a quick rundown of the required safety gear and other equipment needed when working on the sub: -Head Lamp to help us see inside the submarine -Hat to protect from falling debris -Ear protection to help block the noise of pneumatic chisels used for removing concretion -A respirator to filter dust and particulates -Harness for fall protection -Tyvek suits keep us dry and protected from the chemical conservation solution residue. -Yellow sleeves provide an additional layer of protection to our wrists and arms. -Nitrile gloves as well as a thicker pair of shock absorbent gloves. -They carry eye wash to clean eyes in case they come into contact chemical residue or other particulates -Waterproof boots. ... See MoreSee Less