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Mark Pennell sits at the helm of his time machine.Mark's Almanac is a 90-second time travel that highlights the world's history from the very serious to the sometimes sublime.

Mark's Almanac for March 19, 2021

 A map showing the location of the Civil War era blockade runner Georgiana.
E. LEE SPENCE
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A map showing the location of the Civil War era blockade runner Georgiana, with a cross section of the wreck.

It was on this date in 1687 that explorer René-Robert Cavelier, Sieur de La Salle was killed by his crew in a mutiny. And it was on this date in 1863 that the Confederate naval ship Georgiana, was sunk to avoid capture by Union forces.