October 1, 2002
Monitor National Marine Sanctuary
Work in the turret continued last week (September 23 - 27) with several new discoveries. Additional pieces of flatware were recovered as well as a copper teapot, a wood drawer, and a leather boot.
The presence of all the silverware recovered to date has led to some speculation about the sinking sequence of the ship. A portion of the turret was positioned over the ships galley. So now we are speculating that these items fell into the turret as the Monitor rolled over and sank. As work continues, many of these questions should be answered.
Stay tuned for further developments.
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