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The [[Monitor National Marine Sanctuary]] is now under the supervision of the U.S. [[National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration]].<ref name=Dinsmore1999/> Many artifacts from ''Monitor'', including her innovative [[turret]], propeller, anchor, engine and some personal effects of the crew, have been brought to the museum. For several years, they were conserved in special tanks to stabilize the metal. The new USS ''Monitor'' Center officially opened on March 9, 2007, and a full-scale replica of the ''Monitor'', the original recovered turret, and many artifacts and related items are now on display.<ref name=dp2007a>{{cite journal |author=Ericson, Mark St. John |date=2007-03-09 |title=The center opens |journal=[[Daily Press (Virginia)]] |url=,0,3701088.story |accessdate=2011-01-30}}</ref><ref name=dp2007b>{{cite journal |author=Ericson, Mark St. John |date=2007-02-26 |title=Part 3: Replicating the mighty turret |journal=[[Daily Press (Virginia)]] |url=,0,7193973.story |accessdate=2011-01-30}}</ref> Current efforts are focused on restoring the engine.<ref name=LAT2010>{{cite journal |author=Ericson, Mark St. John |date=2010-12-18 |title=Restoration efforts on Civil War steam engine progressing |journal=[[Los Angeles Times]] |url= |accessdate=2011-01-30}}</ref>
The US Navy used Worthington pumps for boiler feed, and bilge water aboard various ships during the American Civil War (1861–1865), including the USS Monitor.[3] Today, One of the Monitor's Worthington Steam Pumps has been restored, and is on display at The USS Monitor Center, Mariners Museum & Park, Newport News, VA.
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