“Old Ironsides” Sails for 212th Birthday

screen-shot-2016-09-20-at-9-24-36-pmClick image to view Boston Herald’s Photo Gallery. (Photo by Mark Garfinkel)SHOTS FIRED! No, that is not from a police report. It was from the 17-gun salute given by the USS Constitution today in Boston Harbor. The outing into the harbor was for Old Ironsides’ 212th birthday. The world’s oldest commissioned warship that is still afloat is undergoing a three-year renovation in preparation for the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 where she earned her name.

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