As US funding share shrinks, USS Monitor restoration, conservation at Virginia museum sputters

  • by: STEVE SZKOTAK , Associated Press
  • Updated: January 26, 2014 - 1:50 PM

NEWPORT NEWS, Va. — When the turret of the USS Monitor was hoisted from the ocean floor in 2002, the real heavy lifting was just beginning: conserving and restoring more than 200 tons of Civil War ironclad artifacts.

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