Naval Museum explores sailor life during RiverBlast 2012





COLUMBUS, GA – Each spring, sailors and marines both Union and Confederate gather at Port Columbus for RiverBlast! This living history weekend is Port Columbus’ largest living history event, and draws reenactors from around the country. This year’s theme is “The Sailor’s Life: From Recruit to Old Salt,” and will take a special look at the recruitment, training and daily life aboard ship of the Civil War sailor.

From combat and weapons training to entertainment, guests will get a glimpse of shipboard life from the perspective of those who lived it.

Both Saturday and Sunday will feature weapons drill and demonstration, cannon firings, naval landing party demonstrations, and much more. In addition, Saturday’s festivities will also include a uniformed presentation on sailor life, performance by the ColumbusBrass, and in conjunction with April being National Poetry Month, we will showcase a collection of period and contemporary civil war poetry.

 RiverBlast! 2012

Saturday, April 14: 10:30 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.

Sunday, April 15: 12:30 p.m. – 4:30 p.m.

(Detailed schedule is available online)

Cost: Regular Admission

Port Columbus is located at 1002 Victory Drive in Columbus, Georgia, and is open daily from 9 to 5. For more information, visit the museum’s website at or call 706-327-9798

Contact:    Jon Ezzell

(706) 327-9798 or (800) 742-2811

[email protected]

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