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There And Back Again: The Ironclad Monitor's Tale

Author(s): Tane Renata Casserley

Year: 2016

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Summary

Situated just 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras, N.C., NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary protects the shipwreck of the famed Civil War ironclad, USS Monitor. In 2015, thirteen years after the turret was recovered, NOAA launched an expedition back to the Monitor to document the site. Using closed circuit rebreathers, NOAA and its partners are using the latest technology to assess the ironclad’s current state of preservation. This presentation will highlight NOAA’s efforts to protect the shipwreck and its history above and below the waves.


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There And Back Again: The Ironclad Monitor's Tale. Tane Renata Casserley. Presented at Society for Historical Archaeology, Washington, D.C. 2016 ( tDAR id: 434302)


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Temporal Keywords
US Civil War


Spatial Coverage

min long: -129.199; min lat: 24.495 ; max long: -66.973; max lat: 49.359 ;

Record Identifiers

PaperId(s): 307

Arizona State University The Andrew W. Mellon Foundation National Science Foundation National Endowment for the Humanities Society for American Archaeology Archaeological Institute of America