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Men of Steel: Submarines in the Civil War

When people think of undersea warfare in the Civil War, most remember the C.S.S. H.L Hunley. Although the Hunley was the first submarine to be used in combat action, as many as 20 other submarines were operational during this time. Many of the sailors on board these vessels lost their lives for the development of submarines. CDR Tory Swanson, USN (Ret.), will discuss submarine use during the Civil War, challenges to submarine research and development, and the innovations that led to some of the naval technology used in our submarine force today.

The suggested donation for Grant Cottage Porch Programs is $5 per person. These programs are made possible thanks to a grant from the Adirondack Trust Community Fund. Our events are supported with funding from the New York State Park and Trail Partnership Program (NYSPTPP) and New York’s Environmental Protection Fund. The NYSPTPP is administered by Parks & Trails New York, in partnership with the state Office of Parks, Recreation and Historic Preservation.




Earlier Event: August 28
June 12, 1863: The Day the War Stopped
Later Event: September 16
Let Us Have Peace