I should get back to work on the North Carolina Squadron by this fall. I just retired the first of this month and am finishing up the research on the privateer period through the battle of Hatteras Inlet. There will be some interesting info on the Winslow's prizes included.
We found a likely target yesterday in about the same location we got readings on with a magnetometer 2 years ago. It is about the right length and there appears to be a round structure laying beside it; it may be a paddlewheel.
Baker Bros. salvaged the Sea Bird and Fanny in 1867. At that time, the superstructure was visible above water. Having a valuable iron hull, the Fanny was raised whole and carried back to Norfolk. I doubt the Sea Bird was raised whole because of the damage caused by the Commodore Perry's ramming.her. I suspect they removed the walking beam, the engine, the side-wheel shaft, and the boilers. The ammunition and the guns were removed in 1862.
Billy had photos of Patrick and James McCarrick. He gave me printouts. My friend Charles MCDonald is involved with Find-A-Grave and got someone to send me photos of the graves. I also have copies of the letters written by James and sent to the war office concerning their use of Patrick's papers. He includes a battle description in the two letters.