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§ 1445. U.S.S. Monitor artifacts and materials
(a) Congressional policy

In recognition of the historical significance of the wreck of the United States ship Monitor to coastal North Carolina and to the area off the coast of North Carolina known as the Graveyard of the Atlantic, the Congress directs that a suitable display of artifacts and materials from the United States ship Monitor be maintained permanently at an appropriate site in coastal North Carolina.

(b) Disclaimer
This section shall not affect the following:
(1) Responsibilities of Secretary

The responsibilities of the Secretary to provide for the protection, conservation, and display of artifacts and materials from the United States ship Monitor.

(2) Authority of Secretary

The authority of the Secretary to designate the Mariner’s Museum, located at Newport News, Virginia, as the principal museum for coordination of activities referred to in paragraph (1).

(Pub. L. 92–532, title III, § 314, as added Pub. L. 100–627, title II, § 208, Nov. 7, 1988, 102 Stat. 3222; amended Pub. L. 106–513, § 15, Nov. 13, 2000, 114 Stat. 2391.)