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ACS Seminar: The H.L. Hunley: Recovery and Restoration

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October 28, 2010

Dear Fellow Members of the North Alabama Section of the ACS,

The next meeting of the NorthAlabama Section of the ACS will take place Wednesday,November 10 at the McKee Auditorium  on the campus ofOakwood University.  Social “half-hour starts at 6:30 PM with themeeting and lecture starting at 7:00 PM.

This meeting will feature a talk by Dr. “Jack” Breazeale on the recovery and restoration of the Confederate submarine, the H. L. Hunley.

Much more information,including a map of the Oakwood University campus, can be found in the Word attachment with this e-mail.  This should be a very enjoyable and informative evening.  As usual, this meeting is open to family, friends,and associates who might have an interest in the lecture so feel free to passalong the information about this meeting.

Best regards,

Winston Hedges


North Alabama Section of the ACS


----- ANNOUNCEMENT -----------

Dear Fellow Members of the North Alabama Section of the ACS, 

As mentioned previously, our November meeting will feature a lecture by Dr. W. H. “Jack” Breazeale, Emeritus Professor of Chemistry, Francis Marion University and Adjunct Professor of Chemistry, College of Charleston.  Dr. Breazeale will be presenting a lecture on the history, recovery and restoration status of the Confederate submarine, the H. L. Hunley.   An abstract of the talk, provided by Dr. Breazeale, follows. 

The H. L. Hunley:  Recovery and Restoration 

On the night of February 17, 1864 the Confederate submarine, the H. L. Hunley, attacked and sank the USS Housatonic.  The attack occurred in Charleston Harbor on the South Carolina coast.  The Hunley and its crew never returned from the mission.  That is, until 8:37 AM on August 8, 2000, when the submarine and its crew were recovered off the South Carolina coast.  Work is complete on the recovery of the crew and continues on the preservation of the vessel.  The talk will include a brief history of the Hunley, explain the search and recovery process, and a brief discussion of the continuing preservation process of the submarine. 

The Section meeting and Dr. Breazeale’s lecture will be held on the evening of Wednesday, November 10 in the McKee Business and Technology Complex Auditorium on the campus of Oakwood University.  There will be a social “half-hour” starting at 6:30 PM followed by the Section meeting and lecture at 7:00 PM. 

Directions to Oakwood University McKee Business Complex 

Adventist Blvd. and Wynn Drive (At bottom center of map

From Sparkman Drive take Adventist Blvd. heading west.  Pass the main entrance to Oakwood University and turn right at the next entrance.  Red building on right before traffic light at Wynn Drive is McKee.  

From University Drive take Wynn Drive heading north, pass Post Office, turn right at Adventist Blvd. (light) heading east.  Make a U-turn at entrance to Oakwood and head west on Adventist Blvd. to next entrance, red building on right. 

From I-565 E take exit 14 for Research Park Blvd continue on AL-255N/Rideout Rd to Oakwood Univ. exit turn right at light and continue on Oakwood Rd. which turns into Adventist Blvd.  cross Wynn Drive and make a U-turn at main entrance to head west on Adventist Blvd.  turn right at next entrance. Red Building. 

The McKee Business and Technology Complex Auditorium is the building labeled # 26 on the map below.  (The large black arrow marks the spot!)  It is at the very south end of the campus just off of Adventist Boulevard.  There is a large parking lot adjacent to the building.  If you come up Wynn Drive to the campus you will see the Auditorium almost directly in from of you when you reach Adventist Boulevard.  You will need to turn right onto Adventist Boulevard and then make a U-turn and come back to the entrance. 

A map of the Oakwood Campus can be found here or as a pdf here.

This talk is definitely going to be of interest to many outside the chemistry community so please feel free to pass this information regarding Dr. Breazeale’s lecture along to friends and associates.   This is a great opportunity for us as a Society to offer something of broad interest to our community.  Also we hope to see many of our members at this meeting.  It should be a very enjoyable evening.

Winston Hedges


North Alabama Section of the ACS

Posted by Scott Miller on October 30, 2010 at 11:25 PM