The USS Water Witch recreation will be temporarily closed for additional work, including the construction of the dock and “water” surrounding the ship, signage and finish work on deck. We apologize for any inconvenience resulting from the temporary closure, but look forward to the improvements!
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Good crowds came to witness a reenactment of the autopsy of John Wilkes Booth following his capture and death in April 1865. Museum Curator Jeff Seymour protrayed the surgeon general of the United States who conducted the autopsy. Question and answer sessions following the performances were lively.
CSI: Port Columbus – The Autopsy of John Wilkes Booth In the wake of the assassination of President Abraham Lincoln, the formidable might of the US Navy was focused on preventing the escape of Booth or any of his conspirators. As a long-time advocate of the Navy, Lincoln had many friends and overwhelming support among those in the Union [...]