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Episode 22: Old Ironsides

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The early months of the War of 1812 served up a relentless drumbeat of bad news for the United States: our untrained and ill-equipped forces, fighting a war they were unprepared for in the first place, suffered reverse after reverse on the battlefield. 329 more words

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USS Constitution Crew Gives Easter Sunrise Service On Deck Of Old Ironsides

CHARLESTOWN (CBS) — Dozens turned out to take part in an annual Easter Morning service given by U.S. Navy crew members aboard the USS Constitution. 191 more words

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USS Constitution Almost 'Ship-Shape' Again

BOSTON (CBS) – Craftsmen have been refurbishing the U.S.S. Constitution from bow to stern, and the work has been in progress since May 2015.

The goal is to have the 220-year-old ship back in the water by July. 222 more words

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Boston in January

My friend Keri and I took the train into Boston in January (wintertime). It was a little chilly by the water, but there wasn’t too much snow on the ground. 92 more words

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USS Constitution To Mark Pearl Harbor Day With Special Event

BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution is marking Pearl Harbor Day with a ceremony involving another Navy ship named for a Pearl Harbor hero.

Wednesday’s commemorative service will feature a wreath-laying ceremony on the World War II-era destroyer… 95 more words

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Dive into Historic Boston on the Freedom Trail

Follow the brick trail and the stops it leads to! Visit places such as the Massachusetts State House, the Park Street Church, the Granary Burying Ground, the Old South Meeting House, the site of the Boston Massacre, Paul Revere’s house, the USS Constitution, the Bunker Hill Monument and many more sites. 256 more words

USS Constitution, Boston, MA, USA

This remarkable ship is the oldest commissioned ship in the world. She was named by George Washington. She has sailed around the world, fought in innumerable wars, and has repeatedly served as the flagship of the US Navy. 17 more words

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