1862
Caught in a severe storm, the captain of the USS Monitor realized that they were in extreme distress.
He ordered a red lantern to be raised on the Monitor's famous revolving gun turret, as a signal to anyone watching. The lantern was the last thing that the world saw before the Monitor went down.

Over 100 years later in 1977, that same red lantern was the first artifact seen and recovered from the Monitor at the bottom of the sea.


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