We’re commemorating the War of 1812 bicentennial with a free display of a restored sail drawing of the USS Constitution. Sail maker Charles Ware drew the ship with all its sails unfurled in 1817. 
You may know the USS Constitution as “Old Ironsides,” a nickname earned during the War of 1812. During the battle with the British warship HMS Guerriere, a crewman saw 18-pound iron cannonballs bounce off her hull and said, “Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!” The USS is the world’s oldest commissioned ship that is still afloat. It is open for tours in Charlestown, Massachusetts. The drawing is display until Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Stop by and see it!

We’re commemorating the War of 1812 bicentennial with a free display of a restored sail drawing of the USS Constitution. Sail maker Charles Ware drew the ship with all its sails unfurled in 1817.

You may know the USS Constitution as “Old Ironsides,” a nickname earned during the War of 1812. During the battle with the British warship HMS Guerriere, a crewman saw 18-pound iron cannonballs bounce off her hull and said, “Huzzah! Her sides are made of iron!”

The USS is the world’s oldest commissioned ship that is still afloat. It is open for tours in Charlestown, Massachusetts.

The drawing is display until Monday, September 3 (Labor Day). Stop by and see it!

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