SAVANNAH, Ga. (WSAV) – The story of one of Savannah’s most tragic shipwrecks is now on display at the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum. It was so devastating it is now known as Savannah’s Titanic. The display is called “Rising to the Surface” and includes actual artifacts from the wreckage that were recently discovered by shipwreck hunter Micah Eldred. Bolstering this exhibit are contributions by New York Times best-selling author Patti Callahan who wrote the story about this maritime disaster in her new book “Surviving Savannah.

Recently, Wendy Melton, the Interim Director of the Ships of the Sea Maritime Museum and Patti Callahan took time out of their busy schedule to describe the significance of this display.