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USS Constitution

By adamg - 7/4/22 - 4:45 pm
USS Constitution off Castle Island

Out at Deer Island, Matt Frank watched the USS Constitution fire a 21-gun salute off Castle Island this morning.

By adamg - 6/22/22 - 11:10 am
Rendering of proposed new USS Constitution entrance

NPS rendering.

The National Park Service has proposed changes to the Charlestown Navy Yard that would include replacing the large, vacant Hoosac Stores warehouse next to the USS Constitution site with a new museum and visitor center. Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/21 - 10:22 am

The Boston National Historical Park reports the USS Constitution Museum will host 9/11 commemorations on Saturday that will include Old Ironsides going out into Boston Harbor between 11 a.m. and 2 p.m.

Also, the Massachusetts Air National Guard will fly F-15E Strike Eagle fighter jets over the harbor, within site of Logan Airport, where the two jets that hit the World Trade Center took off from.

By adamg - 8/29/21 - 9:35 pm

The USS Constitution alerts us that the US Navy's Blue Angels jets will roar over Old Ironsides and Boston Harbor between 10:50 and 11:05 a.m. on Monday.

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By adamg - 7/20/21 - 9:09 am
Haze over South Boston

BostonTimelapse captured the haze over South Boston from the NPS Dorchester Heights camera this morning.

Nathaniel Stinnett got a similar view of the fire-generated, high-altitude haze, across Boston Harbor at the Charlestown Navy Yard: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/21 - 9:12 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank made sure to get a good spot to watch one of his favorite July Fourth traditions: The USS Constitution's stately tour of Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/21 - 10:50 am
USS Constitution moves into Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni watched the USS Constitution leave its Charlestown dock for a harbor tour and 21-gun salute to honor people who cared for us and kept us safe during the pandemic.

By adamg - 2/18/21 - 10:53 am

A heartwarming only-in-Charlestown story.

As the dog weaved through the streets of the neighborhood, Morse was close behind - and unbeknownst to her - so were many neighbors who had randomly and suddenly taken up the cause.

By adamg - 11/17/20 - 9:20 am

Indiana might seem an odd place for a naval station, but some 5,000 Navy personnel work on a base in Crane, IN. Most deal with weapons systems, but the 97-square-mile base also has a stand of white oak trees - solely to provide timber for repairs to the USS Constitution.

Via Boston Reddit.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 6:16 pm

With the Massachusetts Covid-19 rate now well into spring-surge numbers, the Navy has ordered the historic ship shut to visitors, like it did in the spring, WBZ reports.

By adamg - 10/30/20 - 9:54 am
Masts of the USS Constitution in the snow

On this first snowy morning of the season, Thomas Hook looked out his Charlestown window towards the masts of Old Ironsides.

By adamg - 7/4/19 - 11:30 am
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Theradrebe is on a boat in Boston Harbor, watching the USS Constitution taken out for a tour of the water.

Chrissy, meanwhile, is actually on the Constitution as it's led out into deeper waters: Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/18 - 4:33 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank was among the many people who watched Old Ironsides on its stately cruise from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and back again today. Read more.

By adamg - 5/18/18 - 2:13 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched Old Ironsides on its voyage to Castle Island and back. Read more.

By adamg - 10/20/17 - 10:58 am
USS Constitution in the water

Tamas K-L got a good view of the USS Constitution on its first voyage since getting out of drydock.

By adamg - 7/23/17 - 11:40 pm
USS Constitution in water

Roving UHub photographer Melissa from Waltham watched the Constitution's drydock fill with water tonight after 26 months of repairs.

By adamg - 6/23/17 - 10:54 am

With a two-year restoration project nearly done, Patrick Kennedy of Suffolk Construction takes a look at the one thing without which the work wouldn't be possible, at least not without hauling the ship onto a muddy embankment: The dry dock.

Undefeated in the War of 1812, Constitution was already a legend when she entered the brand-new, Quincy-granite dry dock in Charlestown, Massachusetts, on June 24, 1833. (That’s 184 years from this Saturday.)

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