Wool Coat

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Working on the coat
Working on the coat

Laura and I started cleaning the coat found in the turret during excavations. A special tank had to be built to flatten the coat to make the cleaning process more efficient. The artifact now lies on a plastic mesh allowing the dirt to fall directly in the bottom of the tank.

New Turret Anodes

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We’ve placed a new anode for the impressed current system to improve the corrosion protection of the Monitor’s turret. This anode is suspended within the turret to protect the interior metal surfaces.

The turret is made of eight layers of 1-inch thick wrought iron plate. You can see each of the layers in the photo below.