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  • Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor

     Saving a link to the tragic end of the USS Monitor
    More than 150 years after it sank off Cape Hatteras inside the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor, a woolen coat discarded by a Union sailor trying to escape the doomed ship is approaching another milestone. Found inside the vessel's famous gun turret not...
  • The Union fleet fills Hampton Roads

    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of warships, transports, auxiliary vessels and barges...
  • Living Here: Newport News

    Living Here: Newport News
    About 22 miles long and only 4 miles wide, the area that became Newport News was first settled in 1619. In 1896, that community — the former seat of Warwick County — became the separate city of Newport News. Warwick County was one of the...
  • Living Here: Museums and historic sites

    Living Here: Museums and historic sites
    Museums and sites can help you track the story of our region. From the earliest settlers to the space explorers, Hampton Roads museums tell a continuous story of the importance of our area. History museums 1. Air Power Park. Vintage military jets,...
  • Civil War: Huge Union fleet filled Hampton Roads for May 1864 strike up the James

    Civil War: Huge Union fleet filled Hampton Roads for May 1864 strike up the James
    No one watching the Union fleet in Hampton Roads in late April 1864 could have failed to notice when it began to swell to historic proportions. Stretching out nearly 10 miles, the giant collection of transports, auxiliary vessels, barges and warships...
  • USS Monitor lab to reopen

    USS Monitor lab to reopen
    The Mariners’ Museum reopened its giant USS Monitor conservation lab this week after the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration — which administers the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary — agreed to provide a one-year funding...
  • Welcome to "Our Story: 400 years of history in Hampton Roads"

    Welcome to "Our Story: 400 years of history in Hampton Roads"
    When your job is writing about history, it's hard to have a week better than the one just past. One of Jamestown's oldest riddles was finally answered in pretty conclusive fashion by the butchered skull of a 14-year-old English girl -- and this first...
  • York River may yield 1781 shipwreck

    York River may yield 1781 shipwreck
    Two of the nation's foremost underwater archaeologists began work in the river off Yorktown Beach Wednesday morning, surveying the previously undetected wreck of a ship that may have been scuttled by the British during the Revolution.     Brought in by...
  • Hampton Roads' most important pirate

    Hampton Roads' most important pirate
    Blackbeard may get all the attention. Black Bart was even more feared. But for my money, the most important pirate to cast a shadow across Hampton Roads was an almost completely unknown Englishman named William Dampier. Exactly what he was doing in...
  • USS Monitor Conservation Lab to close from funding woes

    Conservators at The Mariners' Museum were preparing to shut down a 5,000-square-foot treatment lab and stop work on the historic gun turret of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor Thursday following the expiration of an agreement with the National Oceanic...
  • Hampton Roads' most famous ships

    With two of the nation's most storied shipyards toiling on its shores, Hampton Roads has long been known as the builder of some of the world's most historic naval vessels. Here are stand-out hulls from Norfolk Naval Shipyard, which launched its first...