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Charlestown, Boston in Suffolk County, Massachusetts — The American Northeast (New England)
 

Charlestown Navy Yard

Home of “Old Ironsides”

 
 
Charleston Navy Yard Marker image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
1. Charleston Navy Yard Marker
Inscription. One of our nation's first naval shipyards was established here at Moulton's Point, Charlestown, in 1800, and remained active until 1971. During that period, the yard contributed greatly to the birth and growth of American naval power, and was the site of significant advances in naval technology, including one of the first two operating dry docks in the country in 1833. The yard is now the permanent home of the U. S. frigate Constitution - "Old Ironsides" - launched nearby in 1797. Still a commissioned ship in the United States Navy, she is America's most famous and best-loved warship.
 
Erected by National Park Service, Department of the Interior.
 
Location. 42° 22.385′ N, 71° 3.45′ W. Marker is in Charlestown, Boston, Massachusetts, in Suffolk County. Marker is on 1st Ave., on the left when traveling east. Touch for map. Marker is located on the route of Boston's Freedom Trail, at the entrance to the Charlestown Navy Yard. 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. "A state of perfect chaos" (within shouting distance of this marker); Gate One, Charlestown Navy Yard (within shouting
Marker on the Freedom Trail image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
2. Marker on the Freedom Trail
The marker is located near the entrance to the Charleston Navy Yard.
distance of this marker); USS Constitution (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere’s Landing (within shouting distance of this marker); Paul Revere (within shouting distance of this marker); The Battle of Bunker Hill (within shouting distance of this marker); Tudor Wharves (within shouting distance of this marker); Commander Barry Carle (about 400 feet away, measured in a direct line).
 
More about this marker. The bottom left of the marker features an image of U.S.S. Constitution. The right side of the marker contains a map of the Freedom Trail, indicating the locations of the Old South Meeting House, Old State House, Faneuil Hall, Paul Revere House, Old North Church, Charleston Navy Yard and Bunker Hill.
 
Also see . . .
1. USS Constitution timeline. Official Web site of USS Constitution "Old Ironsides". (Submitted on May 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 

2. USS Constitution and Charlestown Navy Yard. Details of the Freedom Trail from the City of Boston website. (Submitted on May 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey.) 
 
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U.S.S. Constitution image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
3. U.S.S. Constitution
The USS Constitution (aka "Old Ironsides") is the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world. It is berthed at the Charleston Navy Yard, not far from the marker.
Dry Dock #1 image. Click for full size.
By Bill Coughlin, April 15, 2009
4. Dry Dock #1
Completed in 1833, Dry Dock 1 at Charleston Navy Yard was one of the first granite dry docks in America.
 
 
Credits. This page was last revised on June 16, 2016. This page originally submitted on May 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. This page has been viewed 820 times since then and 16 times this year. Last updated on November 8, 2010, by Richard E. Miller of Oxon Hill, Maryland. Photos:   1, 2, 3, 4. submitted on May 6, 2009, by Bill Coughlin of North Arlington, New Jersey. • Craig Swain was the editor who published this page.
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