While it will take years to restore many of the pieces of the Monitor, there were some items that were found virtually untouched by the wear of nearly a Century and a half at the bottom of the Ocean. Here is a brass wheel that was used on one of the cannon. It looks like it was made yesterday. It is interesting to note that even though the design of the Monitor was not done for looks, this was the “Age of Ships” and many parts were made to be beautiful as well as functional. This wheel is a great example.
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