The Water Witch can be seen on Earthcam.com

The National Civil War Naval Museum at Port Columbus can now be seen by anyone with a computer.

"Well, after months of prep, the Earthcam is up which shows the Water Witch project and the highway next to the museum," said executive director Bruce Smith. "You can click on this link and see the special page for Port Columbus which is now being circulated on the home page for Earthcam.com at this time. We are getting terrific PR value from this and I expect it to just help more in the future. We also are having the image beamed into our own web page."

The Water Witch, sailed from Norfolk, Va., in 1853, to South American waters. During the Civil War, the ship was a blockade runner in the waters near Savannah. In 1864, it was captured by the Union navy and sunk.

A full-scale replica of the ship is being constructed in front of the museum.

To see the progress of the construction project, go to http://www.earthcam.com/usa/georgia/columbus/

For more information, call 706-327-9798.