G. Hawkins and S. Noirsain's trip to
Arizona, New Mexico and Charleston. Meeting with the new Honorary
President of the CHAB. Private visit of the CSS "Hunley"
submarine in the Warren Lasch Conservation Center.
Trip to Cherbourg in the framework of the
excavations on the wreck of the Alabama. Four CHAB members accompany
the French divers on the site of the wreck of the Confederate raider
and examine the artifacts recovered.
Viviane and Hubert Leroy visit Geneva's
town hall and the room where, from 1871 to 1872, the first international
tribunal settled the dispute between the United States and Great
Britain over the Alabama Claims.
Personally invited by the Mayor and
authorities of Cherbourg, the CHAB took part in the official ceremony declaring Cherbourg official site of the
American Civil War. Private visit of the "Cit้ de la Mer" maritime
museum and of the decommissioned nuclear submarine "Le Redoutable".