Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived

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CMWinkler

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Wool coat that sank with Civil War ironclad Monitor is nearly revived
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  • ArchaeologArchaeologists and conservators nearly done with $20,000 effort to restore jacket from sunken Civil War ship Jacket of Union sailor from sunken ironclad warship will soon be displayed at USS Monitor Center in Virginia. More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the warship Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed Civil War ironclad is approaching another milestone.


More: http://www.latimes.com/nation/la-na-uss-monitor-20150111-story.html
 

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That's truly amazing! I have always admired textile conservators (having known some), and their ability to work with such precision and patience over a decade is pretty overwhelming. Thanks for posting that, CM!
 
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Thanks for posting this CMWinkler.

Seeing a Confederate jacket excavated from the earth and preserved was pretty amazing. Thus goes beyond that. A Union Naval jacket removed from the sea and preserved.
..."Confederate jacket excavated from the earth"... Where and when was this if I may trouble you for a link? This sounds just as fascinating.
 
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