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The USS Monitor Memorial: On March 9, 1862, the first fight between two ironclads took place at Hampton Roads, VA. Though the USS Monitor and CSS Merrimack ultimately fought to a draw, naval warfare would never be the same. -- While it performed admirably in the harbor of Hampton Roads, due to its armored deck only being 18" above the waterline and its heavy turret, the Monitor, often called a cheesebox on a raft, wasn't designed to brave the high seas of the Atlantic. In fact, while being towed from NY to VA, it had almost sunk before its very first battle. On Dec. 31, the Monitor began its journey to Wilmington, NC, by being towed by the USS Rhode Island. A heavy storm soon hit the ships and only increased in ferocity. By late that night the ship sunk off Cape Hatteras with the loss of sixteen men, including four officers. -- In 1973, the Monitor was officially rediscovered. To preserve the ship, the wreck, and everything around it, a .5-nautical-mile radius was designated as the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, on January 30, 1975. In the 90s various parts of the ship were raised but it wasn't until 2002 that the 120 t turret was raised. It is now being restored in Newport News, VA. -- On March 18, 2013, the remains of two unknown USS Monitor sailors, recovered by NOAA and the U.S. Navy in 2002 from the turret, were buried with full military honors at Arlington National Cemetery. #hamptonroads #virginia #navy #civilwar #uscivilwar #americancivilwar #military #confederate #union #history #ushistory #americanhistory #civilwarhistory #militaryhistory #travel #travels #traveller #traveler #traveling #travelling #travelgram #travelingram #travelstagram
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Summertime is meant for adventures and making new friends ✌️😎🐢 Here's @joshcordwin getting friendly with this curious guy and capturing all the action with the #AxisGO . Order yours at AxisGO.com 👊 Photos by @chau1988. #aquatech
Pensando en el próximo viaje #Viagem #travelingram #travel
Córdova localizada naAndaluzia (Espanha) Em toda a Europa, poucos lugares são tão ricos em cultura e história quanto essa cidade. A ponte romana ao fundo tem mais de 2000 anos, construída sobre o rio Guadalquivir, foi construída na época dos romanos e sobreviveu por vários anos. Atravessá-la e contemplar a cidade do outro lado é obrigatório. Cidade linda e encantadora! Adoramos! 😍
Celebrating #wanderlustwednesday with a #throwback to Amsterdam. I'm so excited to be heading back 🖤 ◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾ 📍Amsterdam, NL ◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾◾ . . . . . . . . . . . #amsterdam #netherlands #holland #europe #wanderlust #photography #nederland #travelphotography #travelgram #picoftheday #reislust #photooftheday #travel #travelgram #instatravel #traveling #travelblogger #traveler #traveltheworld #travelingram #igtravel #beautifuldestinations #passionpassport #followme #traveladdict #instapassport #travelpics #doyoutravel
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