Sunday, August 10, 2008

CSS Neuse Offers Summer Camp For Local Students

Living a sailor's life
CSS Neuse II offers summer camp for local students
August 9, 2008
Chris Lavender Staff Writer

It's been 143 years since the CSS Neuse's crew scuttled the ironclad they hoped to use to regain New Bern from Union forces.Today, the 158-foot long Confederate vessel still inspires those who treasure maritime military history. The CSS Neuse II, a replica of the original ironclad, hosted a sailor camp Saturday for several Lenoir County Schools students.Jeff Stephens, Neuse Foundation Treasurer, said the week-long summer camp will conclude on Thursday. Stephens said the camp's primary sponsor is the Sons of Confederate Veterans

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Chuck Rand