On May 9th, 1942, the USCG Cutter Icarus sunk the pictured German U-352 Boat off the #coast of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Seventy five years later, the wreckage serves as an "#underwater #museum and memorial to our nation's rich #maritime #history" (NOAA, Source Below). Other ship wrecks from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and II are also found in this area, but only a few wreckages are protected by the boundaries of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. @NOAA is hoping to protect the U-352 wreckage and others by expanding the borders of the @MonitorNMS. The final decision on whether to expand the Sanctuary will be determined sometime this year. To learn more about the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary wreckages or other marine sanctuaries, click on the following link: http://monitor.noaa.gov/management/expansion.html 
#earthisblue #wwi #wwii #history #shipwreck

Photo Credit: NOAA
Source: http://monitor.noaa.gov/management/expansion.html
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  • nopp_orgOn May 9th, 1942, the USCG Cutter Icarus sunk the pictured German U-352 Boat off the #coast of Cape Lookout, North Carolina. Seventy five years later, the wreckage serves as an "#underwater #museum and memorial to our nation's rich #maritime #history" (NOAA, Source Below). Other ship wrecks from the Revolutionary War, Civil War, World War I and II are also found in this area, but only a few wreckages are protected by the boundaries of the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary. @NOAA is hoping to protect the U-352 wreckage and others by expanding the borders of the @MonitorNMS. The final decision on whether to expand the Sanctuary will be determined sometime this year. To learn more about the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary wreckages or other marine sanctuaries, click on the following link: http://monitor.noaa.gov/management/expansion.html
    #earthisblue #wwi #wwii #history #shipwreck

    Photo Credit: NOAA
    Source: http://monitor.noaa.gov/management/expansion.html

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