Monitor's 150th Anniversary
Calendar of Events

Calendar of Events 2013


Feb. 27: Join us in a Tweet Chat on Feb. 27 from 2-3 p.m. EST with David Alberg, Monitor National Marine Sanctuary Superintendent, to learn about the upcoming burial of the two USS Monitor sailors that were recovered from the ship's turret in 2002.


March 8: Two sailors recovered from the remains of the USS Monitor are to be buried at Arlington National Cemetery with full military honors.


April 7: C-SPAN3 program airs at 8:00 am and 7:00 pm ET on the burial for the two sailors at Arlington. Click here for more information.

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2012 Events Archive

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Map of where the USS Monitor lies.

The USS Monitor lies in approximately 240 feet of water just 16 miles south-southeast of Cape Hatteras, N.C. Click here for a larger map. (Courtesy NOAA)

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The Monitor National Marine Sanctuary was the first sanctuary of what now includes 14 marine protected areas in U.S. waters. The sanctuary system spans from Thunder Bay in the Great Lakes (the only fresh water sanctuary), to Fagatele Bay in American Samoa. With over 150,000 square miles of America's ocean and Great Lakes waters protected, NOAA's Office of National Marine Sanctuaries works to conserve, protect, and enhance the biodiversity, ecological integrity, and cultural legacy of these special underwater places. (Courtesy NOAA) Click here for a larger map.

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