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USS Monitor’s Gun Turret Tank Drained!!

Don’t miss this rare opportunity to see
the USS Monitor’s gun turret

conservation in action!

June 25 – July 27, 2012

Come observe Mariners’ Museum conservators and NOAA archaeologists as they perform a variety of activities as part of a 20-year plan to stabilize this 120-ton Civil War icon. Museum visitors will have an up-close view of these activities as they occur only a few feet away from the overhead viewing platform.

The 90,000-gallon treatment tank will be drained for a brief period of time this summer before conservation personnel refill the tank with a special chemical solution. Don’t miss this great opportunity to see an amazing piece of American history!

Keep up to date with the conservators regular posting updates and photographs on this blog to keep you informed of their progress, or watch via the live webcam positioned above the turret’s treatment tank to experience conservation in action!

Turret Web Cam

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