Engine being lifted to barge

Navy divers, working with NOAA archaeologists on the Manson Gulf Derrick Barge Wotan, recovered the steam engine of the USS Monitor from the waters of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, 16 mi off the coast of Cape Hatteras, NC. The engine’s recovery marks a major milestone for the Monitor 2001 Expedition and NOAA’s long-range plan to recover and preserve the historic Civil War vessel. The engine will be towed to shore and prepared for delivery to The Mariners’ Museum in Newport News, VA. Official U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Petty Officer First Class David C. Lloyd CLF Det. Combat Camera Atlantic, Released by CDR Phil McGuinn, U.S. Navy Monitor Project Public Affairs. Image courtesy of Monitor 2001, Monitor collection, NOAA/OER.

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