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Museum Conserves 5 Monitor Artifacts!

Newport News,Va. The Civil War News-Conservators with the Mariner's Museum have completed work on artifacts recovered from the wreck of the Civil War ironcld USS Monitor. A cannon ball fuse, three soldering heads and a fire hose fitting join the growing list of conserved artifacts from the Monitor! The museum has recieved over 1,100 artifacts from the monitor including the steam engine, propellor and revolving gun turret!