Photo #: LC-USZ62-15652
"Infernal machines discovered in the Potomac near Aquia Creek by the flotilla for whose destruction they were intended'"
Sketch by A. Waud from a photograph by James F. Gibson, 1861. It depicts a boat approaching a cask-type floating mine, with USS Thomas Freeborn nearby. A detailed view of the mine is in the foreground and USS Pawnee is in the center distance.
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16 June 2003