Abrams, the genealogist, was to share her latest research on the crew at a $50 Saturday evening reception.
At 7 p.m. Monday -- timed to the hour the Hunley was making its way toward the Housatonic -- a memorial service will be held at Sunrise Presbyterian Church near Breach Inlet for those killed on both warships. Participants will then drop flowers into the water in remembrance.
Correia is accustomed to debates over the Hunley's demise.
"I love that it engages people," she says. "You know why the Titanic went down. With this, you don't have that known factor."