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National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration

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The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration (NOAA) provides online exhibits, video clips, photographs, artifacts, interviews, and essays to provide a glimpse into maritime history, the history of science and technology, and its pivotal role in peace and war.

Hurricane History tracks the path of selected notable hurricanes since 1900; each description includes an interactive map.

NOAA administers the Monitor National Marine Sanctuary, preserving the wreck of the Civil War ironclad USS Monitor at Hampton Roads, VA.

Other historical resources are scattered around the NOAA site, retrievable through the search feature using the basic keyword, "history."