USS Monitor’s 150th anniversary website launched

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NOAA’s Office of National Marine Sanctuaries launched a new website highlighting the 150-year history of the USS Monitor on the anniversary of the ship’s launch.

The website, http://monitor.noaa.gov/150th, takes viewers from the iconic warship’s construction through its recovery to recent science expeditions undertaken to protect its legacy. The website, also offers students, teachers and history enthusiasts a variety of education materials and a calendar of upcoming events celebrating the Monitor.

“This is a momentous year for an influential piece of American history,” said David Alberg, superintendent of NOAA’s Monitor National Marine Sanctuary.

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