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Historical society to hold lecture on USS Monitor

John Broadwater, chief scientist of the Monitor Expedition 2002 and author of “USS Monitor, A Historic Ship Completes Its Final Journey,” will speak at the next meeting of Mathews County Historical Society.

The meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Mathews Yacht Club, 390 Yacht Club Road, Hudgins.

The lecture is free and open to the public. Refreshments will be served. For more information, visit or contact Marsha Carlton at 832-661-5783.

The Monitor Expedition raised the ironclad ship which is renowned for its Civil War battle with the Merrimack (CSS Virginia) at the Battle of Hampton Roads. These ships were the precursors to the modern submarines.

The USS Monitor rests at the Mariners’ Museum, Newport News, in the award-winning exhibit Ironclad Revolution in the largest and most advanced conservation lab of any maritime museum in the world.

Dr. Broadwater has been a diver since 1969 and participated in shipwreck dives in ...

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