Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel

Monitor-Merrimac Memorial Bridge-Tunnel (MMMBT) is the 4.6 mile-long (7.4 km) Hampton Roads crossing for Interstate 664 in the southeastern portion of Virginia in the United States. It is a four-lane bridge-tunnel composed of bridges, trestles, man-made islands, and tunnels under a portion of the Hampton Roads harbor where the James, Nansemond, and Elizabeth Rivers come together. It connects the independent cities of Newport News on the Virginia Peninsula and Suffolk in South Hampton Roads and is part of the Hampton Roads Beltway, a circumferential interstate highway which links the seven largest cities of Hampton Roads. 

What is this!? On my way out of the Pollard Memorial Library I noticed this case. Upon further inspection I found that it’s a part of the original Monitor. One of the first ironclad ships ever built and it famously battled with the confederate ironclad the Merrimac during the Civil War. These two ships fought to a draw and were later ingloriously sunk. However, they both were state of the art in their day and revolutionized naval warfare. Interesting piece of History here in Lowell!


“Always remember: good composition is strong seeing.” -Harold Feinstein.

Harold Feinstein Dies at 84; Froze New York Moments in Black and White                                                        


Harold Feinstein, whose celebrated series of black-and-white photographs of Coney Island in the 1950s established him as one of the most accomplished recorders of the American experience, and who went on to experiment with color and new digital techniques, died on June 20 at his home in Merrimac, Mass. He was 84.

The cause was chronic heart failure, his wife, Judith Thompson, said.

Mr. Feinstein, a native of Coney Island, borrowed a Rolleiflex camera from a neighbor when he was 15 and set forth to record the sights and the people surrounding him. Early on, he exhibited an uncanny ability to capture spontaneous moments — sunbathers enjoying the beach, teenagers laughing on a plunging roller coaster — that pulled viewers into the city’s most famous seaside playground and the life of ordinary New Yorkers.

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Urban Dictionary
The town where the only sketchy thing that ever happens is 10 year olds sitting on the sidewalk trying to speak ghetto. 
You have officially entered a place where nothing happens (except some old lady attempting to smother her husband with a pillow. she failed.), welcome. “My town is so quiet and lame," 
"At least you don’t live in Merrimac…” …This is where I grew up. Damnit.