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The Stone Fleet consisted of a fleet of aging ships (mostly whaleships) purchased in New Bedford and other New England ports, loaded with stone, and sailed south during the American Civil War by the Union Navy for use as blockships. [1]

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American Civil War

The American Civil War, widely known in the United States as simply the Civil War as well as other sectional names, was a civil war fought from 1861 to 1865 to determine the survival of the Union or independence for the Confederacy.

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American Revolution

The American Revolution was a political upheaval that took place between 1765 and 1783 during which colonists in the Thirteen American Colonies rejected the British monarchy and aristocracy, overthrew the authority of Great Britain, and founded the United States of America.

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A barque, barc, or bark is a type of sailing vessel with three or more masts having the fore- and mainmasts rigged square and only the mizzen (the aftermost mast) rigged fore-and-aft.

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Blockade runner

A blockade runner is usually a lighter-weight ship used for evading a naval blockade of a port or strait, as opposed to confronting the blockaders to break the blockade.

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A blockship is a ship deliberately sunk to prevent a river, channel, or canal from being used.

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Breakwater (structure)

Breakwaters are structures constructed on coasts as part of coastal defense or to protect an anchorage from the effects of both weather and longshore drift.

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Charles Henry Davis

Charles Henry Davis (January 16, 1807 – February 18, 1877) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy.

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Charleston Harbor

The Charleston Harbor is an inlet (8 sq mi/20.7 km²) of the Atlantic Ocean at Charleston, South Carolina.

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Charleston, South Carolina

Charleston is the oldest and second-largest city in the U.S. state of South Carolina, the county seat of Charleston County, and the principal city in the Charleston–North Charleston–Summerville Metropolitan Statistical Area.

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Confederate States of America

The Confederate States of America (CSA or C.S.), commonly referred to as the Confederacy, was a confederation of secessionist American states existing from 1861 to 1865.

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E. Lee Spence

Edward Lee Spence (born 1947 in Germany) is a pioneer in underwater archaeology who studies shipwrecks and sunken treasure.

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East Indiaman

East Indiaman was a general name for any sailing ship operating under charter or licence to any of the East India Companies of the major European trading powers of the 17th through the 19th centuries.

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Edgartown, Massachusetts

Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard in Dukes County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Fairhaven, Massachusetts

Fairhaven is a town in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

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A gunboat is a naval watercraft designed for the express purpose of carrying one or more guns to bombard coastal targets, as opposed to those military craft designed for naval warfare, or for ferrying troops or supplies.

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Harper's Weekly

Harper's Weekly (A Journal of Civilization) was an American political magazine based in New York City.

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Herman Melville

Herman Melville (August 1, 1819 – September 28, 1891) was an American novelist, writer of short stories, and poet from the American Renaissance period.

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Isle of Palms, South Carolina

Isle of Palms is a city in Charleston County, South Carolina, United States.

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Morris Island

Morris Island is an 840 acre (3.4 km²) uninhabited island in Charleston Harbor in South Carolina, accessible only by boat.

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Mystic, Connecticut

Mystic is a village and census-designated place (CDP) in New London County, Connecticut, in the United States.

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Nantucket is an island south of Cape Cod, in the American state of Massachusetts.

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New Bedford, Massachusetts

New Bedford is a city in Bristol County, Massachusetts, United States.

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Robert E. Lee

Robert Edward Lee (January 19, 1807 – October 12, 1870) was an American soldier known for commanding the Confederate Army of Northern Virginia in the American Civil War from 1862 until his surrender in 1865.

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Rodney French

Rodney French was an American abolitionist, politician, and merchant who served as Mayor of New Bedford, Massachusetts.

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Royal Navy

The Royal Navy (RN) is the United Kingdom's principal naval warfare force.

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Salem witch trials

The Salem witch trials were a series of hearings and prosecutions of people accused of witchcraft in colonial Massachusetts between February 1692 and May 1693.

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Samuel Francis Du Pont

Samuel Francis Du Pont (September 27, 1803 – June 23, 1865) was a Rear Admiral in the United States Navy, and a member of the prominent Du Pont family.

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Tybee Island, Georgia

Tybee Island is an island and city in Chatham County, Georgia, near the city of Savannah in the southeastern United States.

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Union (American Civil War)

During the American Civil War, the Union was the term used to refer to the United States of America, and specifically to the national government and the 20 free states and five border slave states which supported it.

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Union Army

The Union Army was the land force that fought for the Union during the American Civil War, which lasted from 1861 to 1865.

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Union blockade

The Union blockade in the American Civil War was a naval strategy by the United States to prevent the Confederacy from trading.

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Union Navy

The Union Navy is the label applied to the United States Navy (USN) during the American Civil War, to contrast it from its direct opponent, the Confederate States Navy (CSN).

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A whaler or whaling ship is a specialized ship, designed for whaling, the catching and/or processing of whales.

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[1] https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Stone_Fleet

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