The Mariners’ Museum and Monitor Conservation Project were fortunate to attract the attention of John Tierney and the New York Times. John visited the museum on two recent occasions and published an article about the Monitor in the NY Times on August 8.
The article coincides with the 150th anniversary of the publication (in the NY Times and other papers) of the Union Navy’s call for “Iron-Clad Steam Vessels” on August 9, 1861. Check it out his great article here:
Don’t miss this incredible opportunity to see Monitor’s 120-ton revovling gun turret as it undergoes mechanical cleaning and conservation! The turret treatment tank will be drained through the end of August. If you can’t make it to the museum, keep up with progress on the conservation web cam: