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Daily Archives: August 5, 2012

Monitor Log: 5 August 1862

Remarks Aug 5/62   Commences & till 4 AM Wind S.W & pleasant                                                             Louis Stodder     From 4 to 8 Light breeze from S.W.  At 5 the Port Royal & Satellite went up the river. At 5.30 heard rapid firing in direction of Malvern hills                                                           Geo. Frederickson     From 8 to Meridian Wind […]

10 Years Ago Today…

240 feet below the swells of the Atlantic Ocean, 16 miles off the coast of Cape Hatteras in an area known as the ‘Graveyard of the Atlantic,’ the wreck of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor waited.  Buffeted by the clashing of the Gulf Stream and Labrador Current, she who had fought an epic battle […]