Monitor Turret 8/11/2002

The turret as viewed from a porthole before the water is added. I was a little surprised that the turret appeared dry but I believe it was because they were working on welding the tank together and the water might be a problem with that.

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Items from the Monitor on display at the Mariner's Museum. Anchor, deck plate, thermometer, gasket, bilge filter, weight, lantern. The deck plate appeared to be less than 1/2" thick.

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Models of the Monitor, Merrimack, and Virginia.

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