Charlestown Navy Yard
The Freedom Trail continues into the Navy Yard, which opened in 1800.
Sean Kearns was handed command of the historic warship docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard
in Boston in a rainy onboard change-of-command ceremony Friday morning.
Constitution, located in the Charlestown Navy Yard
of Boston Harbor, is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat and welcomes more than 500,000 visitors a year.
Among plans for the 2009 conference are several receptions at local venues of historical significance (Possible sites include The House of the Seven Gables; The Friendship of Salem, a full-sized replica of a 1797 Salem East Indies merchant ship; the Custom House; and the Athenaeum.) and a private tour of the USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") at the Charlestown Navy Yard
on Thursday, June 25th,which will be led by the USS Constitution's historian and visit areas normally closed to visitors.
After graduating from Fitchburg High School in 1937, he was trained as a tool and die maker, eventually working at Boston's Charlestown Navy Yard
. In early 1942, Joe joined the US Army as an aviation cadet, trained to be a single engine fighter pilot, and flew 50 combat missions in P-47 Thunderbolts while assigned to the 324th Fighter Group in France and Germany.
Constitution is located in the Charlestown Navy Yard
The dozens of dark beams piled at his business, Mann Lumber Co., were among a large cache unearthed during construction of the new Spaulding in the former Charlestown Navy Yard
. The new location is across the Charles River and a couple of miles from the hospital's longtime address on Nashua Street in Boston.
USS Constitution crew members practice setting and furling the ship's main topsail in preparation for the chief petty officer selectee events held aboard every year during the last two weeks of August at Charlestown Navy Yard
She invited anyone interested to come by the Charlestown Navy Yard
to visit the new War of 1812 discovery center, which is opening this spring as part of the bicentennial celebration, or to visit www.asailorslifeforme.org, now online, to virtually enlist as a sailor on board the Constitution two centuries ago.
She became affiliated with the Charlestown Navy Yard
as a welder at the outbreak of World War II.