Newport News, Virginia
Monitor NMS protects the shipwreck of the famed Civil War ironclad USS Monitor lost of Cape Hatteras, NC, on December 31, 1862.
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NOAA's Monitor National Marine Sanctuary is committed to preserving and protecting the shipwreck of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor. Discovered in 1973 off Cape Hatteras, NC, Monitor was designated as America's first national marine sanctuary in 1975.
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December 1st 2016