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Monitor Log: 7 March 1862

  The Monitor began to encounter heavy weather as she labored down the coast from New York to Hampton Roads.  Water rushed in where it should not be.  The leather belts of the engine had grown sodden and stretched with the influx of sea water into the engineering spaces that with stretched belts, the ventilators were […]