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To: goodwithagun

Exactly.

The Navy raised the Monitor as a sort of enhanced training exercise. It’s time for a group to form, raise money & eventually exhibit the Monitor relics. Otherwise, they never should have raised it in the first place. (that’s my frustration showing).


15 posted on 01/10/2014 3:43:20 AM PST by Tallguy (between taglines...)
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To: Tallguy
It’s time for a group to form, raise money & eventually exhibit the Monitor relics

They already are exhibited. I went and saw the relics last week. Those The Prop and drive shaft are in display and there is a viewing gallery were you can look in on the cannons and turret itself. The Mariner's Museum is well worth a visit if you are ever in the Hampton Roads area.

http://www.marinersmuseum.org/
24 posted on 01/10/2014 6:47:24 AM PST by TalonDJ
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To: Tallguy
‘The Navy raised the Monitor as a sort of enhanced training exercise. It’s time for a group to form, raise money & eventually exhibit the Monitor relics. Otherwise, they never should have raised it in the first place. (that’s my frustration showing).’

Something like the campaign to raise and preserve the CSS Hunley would seem to be the best approach. The mariners Museum might begin by making an appeal to the heritage preservation community as an emergency measure.

36 posted on 01/11/2014 9:49:21 AM PST by robowombat
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