This boot was found when portions of a wood box were removed. We removed the boot and x-rayed it. No human remains were found inside, so it appears that one of the crew probably “shucked” his boots prior to climbing down the side of the turret to reach the rescue boats. Photo courtesy of Monitor Expedition 2002, NOAA/OER.

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Monitor Expedition 2002

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