U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides"
- U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides"
U.S.S. Constitution "Old Ironsides." In 1830, a newspaper notice that the Secretary of the Navy had condemned her to be destroyed aroused a college student, named Oliver Wendell Holmes, just turned 21, to write the famous "Old Ironsides." In 1834, she was rebuilt, the first vessel to enter Dry Dock #1 in Charlestown. Reconditioned again 1927-31 at cost of $921,108 with help of school children.
- Cutler, Wolcott, 1891-1965
Boston Public Library
Charlestown Branch Library
- Collection (local):
Charlestown Lantern Slides
Naval yards & naval stations
Charlestown Navy Yard (Mass.)
Boston Navy Yard
- 1 photograph : transparency
Rights status not evaluated.
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- Notes (ownership):
Courtesy of A.D. Handy Co. of Boston
- Notes (date):
Date from accompanying materials: Before 1925
Date supplied by cataloger.
Title from materials accompanying item.
Reverend Wolcott CutlerCutler was rector at St. John’s Church from 1924 to 1959 and most likely assembled this collection during that time.