Thursday, August 4, 2011

The USS Monitor Looking for Your Old Radiator

From the August 2nd Channel 13 WVEC News, in Newport News.

The Mariners Museum is asking for old sinks, bathtubs and especially radiators, essentially anything made of cast iron. they will use it to recreate the USS Monitor.

Right now, visitors to the museum get the unprecedented chance to see the turret in its tank with the water drained out as museum staff work in it. At the end of the month, the tank will be filled and it probably won't be for another five years that it will be viewed by the public out of the water.

In the meantime, visitors cab see a full-size replica of the Monitor at the museum.

I sure would like to get there to see it, but doubt that I will be able to do so.

Too Bad. --Old B-R'er

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