Old Ironsides in Boston

By Natalie Grant, USA, December 2011

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George Washington himself gave this wooden frigate, which first launched in 1797 and is now the oldest remaining commissioned naval vessel in the world, its legendary name: the USS Constitution. It was built in Boston and is famous for defeating and capturing British warships during the war of 1812.

Editor’s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Boston Things To Do blog. Visit the original post to continue reading the full post and to learn more about things to do in Boston.

Photo courtesy of Chris Christner via Flickr.

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