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Last week a group of 5th graders from a school in Chesapeake came to visit The Mariners’ Museum and took part in the Clash of Armor program. They wanted to know if we are going back to the wreck site of the USS Monitor. 

This is a great question, and as a matter of fact the underwater archaeologists from NOAA are going to be diving on the Monitor site this summer. They will be mapping the site. They are not planning to recover any more of the vessel. Thanks for the question. I hope you enjoyed your visit to the museum!

Looking from forward to aft on the USS Monitor. It will be interesting to see how different the site looks this summer.
Looking from forward to aft on the USS Monitor. It will be interesting to see how different the site looks this summer.

I’m hoping to create more Ask a Conservator posts, answering questions from visitors and school groups. If you have a question you would like to see answered on the blog you can email us at [email protected]  just put “ask a conservator” in the subject line.