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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.

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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.)

By adamg - 5/17/17 - 9:11 am

WFXT posts surveillance photos of the history desecrator.

By adamg - 9/10/16 - 10:42 pm

The USS Constitution will commemorate 9/11 in a ceremony that starts at 8:15 a.m. and which will include several one-gun salutes and the playing of taps between 8:46 and 10:28 a.m. to commemorate incidents from the first plane hitting the south tower of the World Trade Center to the collapse of the north tower.

Members of the public are invited; people over 18 will need a valid ID.

By adamg - 5/20/15 - 5:26 pm
USS Constitution in drydock

Our own SwirlyGrrl captured Old Ironsides in its new home for the next couple of years: Drydock for some restoration work.

By adamg - 8/22/14 - 1:47 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Jan looked out her office window this morning to see Old Ironsides returning from Castle Island after a salute of volleys.

The nation's oldest commissioned warship goes into drydock for two years of repairs in March.

Jocelyn photographed the Constitution from East Boston, on her way out to Castle Island.

By adamg - 7/25/14 - 10:15 pm
USS Constituion and the Charles W. Morgan

Brian MacLean photographed the USS Constitution and the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, currently here on a port call during its 38th voyage (more photos).

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 7/4/14 - 1:46 pm
USS Constitution on July Fourth in Boston Harbor

Matt Conti watched the USS Constitution on her last July Fourth turnaround before three years in drydock for repairs. More photos.

By adamg - 6/6/14 - 3:56 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Dan Senty watched the USS Constitution as it was guided out into the harbor to fire cannons off Castle Island to commemorate D-Day.

Kristie Helms headed over to Castle Island, where she also watched Old Ironsides and took in the display by some Minutemen:

By adamg - 6/6/14 - 8:28 am

Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.

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