COLUMBUS, GA (WTVM) - After three years of planning and construction the USS Water Witch came to life at Port Columbus today.
The recreated battle ship was open to the public with a Civil War period commissioning ceremony.
The ship was recreated in full scale to help give museum guest the true on-deck experience.
Organizers say it's a unique way to learn about naval life during the Civil War.
The celebration included reenactors dressed up for the commissioning ceremony and it doesn't end today.