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Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812

 
 
Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
1. Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 Marker
Inscription. During the day, workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard built, repaired, and supplied American warships. In the evening, theses men left for their homes. Only the Commandant, a few administrative officers, and a detachment of Marines stayed behind. The Commandant and his assistants lived close to their work. As protectors of public property, Marines kept watch over the Yard at all times.

After living in a leaky shed for 10 years, the Marines received money to build proper barracks. Marines constructed most of the building themselves, finishing it in 1811. Over the next 150 years, the barracks they lived in and the sites they protected changed. Still, the Marines and the commandants they served called the Navy Yard home.
 
Erected by USS Constitution Museum- Boston National Historical Charleston Navy Yard- National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 22.426′ N, 71° 3.39′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on 1st Avenue. Click for map. Marker is at the USS Constitution Museum. Marker is in this post office area: Charlestown MA 02129, United States of America.
 
Other nearby markers. At least 8 other markers are within walking distance of this marker. Boston Naval Shipyard (here, next to this marker); Men of the Boston Naval Shipyard

Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
2. Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812
This early 19th century view of the Yard shows the Commandant's House and Marine Barracks as they looked before extensive renovations changed their facades. [Courtesy US Naval Academy Museum]
(here, next to this marker); Commander Barry Carle (a few steps from this marker); Charlestown Navy Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); Dry Dock 1 (within shouting distance of this marker); Serving the Fleet (within shouting distance of this marker); The Changing Yard (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Bunker Hill (within shouting distance of this marker). Click for a list of all markers in Charlestown.
 
Categories. Industry & CommerceMan-Made FeaturesMilitaryWar of 1812
 
The Commandant's Home and The Marine Barracks image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
3. The Commandant's Home and The Marine Barracks
Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 Marker image. Click for full size.
By Sandra Hughes, September 13, 2012
4. Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 Marker
 
 
Credits. This page originally submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. This page has been viewed 218 times since then and 9 times this year. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on , by Sandra Hughes of Killen, Usa. • Bill Pfingsten was the editor who published this page. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016.
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