Hunley reveals secrets

 

Saturday, November 18, 2000

By BRIAN HICKS
Of The Post and Courier staff

 


     Hunley scientists have found new viewing ports on the submarine's conning towers and a skylight on its front hatch and believe the interior may be painted white.
     They have not yet, however, figured out exactly how to get inside the 137-year-old Confederate sub to verify that.
     But new tests show there's no reason to hurry. The scientific staff leading the mapping, investigation and excavation of the H.L. Hunley at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center in North Charleston have set mid-January as their date to get into the submarine. Because of the delay, Hunley officials have set more tour dates to allow the public to