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So Ends This Day: An Illustrated Update on the Life and Times of the Monitor, from 1861 to yesterday

Anna Holloway

Although the Union ironclad Monitor may have ended her working career in a gale off Cape Hatteras in December 1862, her story does not end there. Discovered in 1973, established as a National Marine Sanctuary in 1975, and the subject of intense recovery operations by NOAA and the U.S. Navy since then, the curious “cheesebox on a raft” still has stories to tell. Anna Holloway brought the Monitor to life in this lively, illustrated presentation by combining log entries, official correspondence, personal letters from officers and crew, and material evidence found in the ship itself. 

At the time of this lecture, Anna Holloway served as vice president of museum collections and programs at the Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, where she rcurated the award-winning exhibition Ironclad Revolution at the USS Monitor Center.

(Introduction by Paul A. Levengood)