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    The Stone Fleet.  Most of the Stone Fleet was sunk at the mouth of Charleston Harbor during the winter of 1861-2 in order to buy time for a more effective blockading force to be assembled.  Its strategic effect was and is debatable.  Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, wrote a poem lamenting the operation. 

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    The Stone Fleet.  Most of the Stone Fleet was sunk at the mouth of Charleston Harbor during the winter of 1861-2 in order to buy time for a more effective blockading force to be assembled.  Its strategic effect was and is debatable.  Herman Melville, author of Moby Dick, wrote a poem lamenting the operation. 

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