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U.S.S. Cairo Bow

Close up view of the U.S.S. Cairo bow with original 2-1/2” iron casemates and original cannon tubes protruding through the gun ports. Much of the wood that is visible on the bow is the original wooden fabric with some new laminated wooden framework forming a “ghosting framework” used to fill in the missing pieces of this surviving Civil War vessel.

Sitting atop the vessel’s hurricane deck is the Cairo’s Pilot House the nerve center of this brown water navy vessel.