Monitorholmen i Filipstad

The islet is in the shape of John Ericsson´s ship Monitor.
In 1873, three smaller islets were assembled into this islet, which was given the shape of the armored boat Monitor.

John Ericsson's sensational creation, the armored boat Monitor, defeated the Merrimac in the naval battle at Hampton Roads during the American Civil War in 1862. This became of crucial importance for the course of the war. The end of the civil war resulted in, among other things, abolition of slavery throughout the United States.
INFO
Place
Organizer
Filipstads Turistinformation
Box 308
682 27 Filipstad
turism@filipstad.se
Name
Monitorholmen och stadsträdgården
Address
Kungsgatan
682 30 Filipstad
Municipality: Filipstad
Josefine Julén
Description
Monitorholmen/inslet in the middle of Skillerälven next to the city garden the river Skiller is a cozy and nice "recreation area."
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Filipstad
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John & Nils Ericsson
Natural attractions