NOAA presentation

News Photo by Julie Goldberg

Wayne Lusardi, a maritime archaeologist with the National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration, spoke to Thunder Bay Junior High School eighth-graders Thursday about the USS Monitor, a shipwreck at the bottom of the Atlantic Ocean that was utilized in the Civil War in the 1860s. The eighth-graders are currently learning about the Civil War in their project-based learning class, so Lusardi talked to them about the shipwreck’s impact on the Civil War.