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Marvelous Monitor Relish!

Hungry for history? Here’s a little recipe that was over 150 years in the making. A bottle of relish found on the USS┬áMonitor provides the basis for this tasty treat. In 1979, divers working for NOAA recovered a relish bottle from the area just forward of the midships bulkhead on the wreck of the USS […]

Coming Home

  December 31, 1862. As the rest of the divided nation was preparing for a new year, and to hopefully end the Civil War, the crew of the USS Monitor was fighting for their lives. After getting caught in a storm as they traveled south to Beaufort, North Carolina, the Monitor sank sixteen miles off […]