Work of Hamburg students displayed at the Warren Lasch Conservation Center

Photos by Tom Werley The display where one of the lantern replicas is at in South Carolina seen by Tom Werley and wife Bonnie on their trip back to Florida.
Photos by Tom Werley The display where one of the lantern replicas is at in South Carolina seen by Tom Werley and wife Bonnie on their trip back to Florida.

My name is Tom Werley. I live in Ft. Myers, FL now, but grew up and graduated high school in Hamburg as did my wife - Bonnie.

After visiting The Hamburg-er Festival, we headed south on our way home. We stopped in Charleston, SC, to visit the city and surrounding places of interest. One of our stops was to visit the restoration of the Confederate Submarine from the Civil War - The H.L.Hunley. To our surprise and delight we found that Hamburg Area students produced a replica of the light that was used by the Hunley crew to signal to land that they were successful in destroying a Union war ship. I have attached pictures of the building where the submarine is being restored, the actual submarine which is submerged in a large tank for restoration and the plaque recognizing the students from Hamburg for their work.

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