July 2021

The U.S.S. Constitution

High-resolution Map Specifications:Length overall: 204 ft.Beam (width): 43.5 ft.Displacement: 2,200 tonsDraft: 22.5 ft.Hull: 15 to 20 in. thickSpeed: 13-14 knotsCrew: 450-470Armament in 1812: 30, 24-pounders; 22, 32-pounder carronades; two 24-pounder & one 18-pounder bow chasers on the forecastle. 1 Quarter boat2 Quarterdeck3 Captain’s quarters4 Captain’s day cabin5 Officers’ staterooms6 Bread room7 Ship’s wheel8 Wardroom9 Cartridge filling room10 Powder magazine11 Spirit room12 Cockpit (junior officers’ quarters)13 Anchor capstan14 Bilge pumps15 Shot …

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1914-1918 Boston Navy Yard and the “Great War”

Source: Boston National Historical Park: https://www.nps.gov/articles/bny_wwi.htm?utm_source=article&utm_medium=website&utm_campaign=experience_more&utm_content=large by David Hannigan, Park Guide At the turn of the 20th century, the Boston Navy Yard (now known as Charlestown Navy Yard) entered its second century of service by embarking on its first major expansion since the Civil War. This growth was in line with the goals of President …

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2000 East Boston Master Plan

Source: http://www.bostonplans.org/planning/planning-initiatives/eastbostonmasterplan The East Boston Master Plan provides a framework for new growth and development in the community’s commercial districts and waterfront area, while preserving and enhancing the quality of life in the community’s residential neighborhoods. Many of the recommendations from the April 2000 plan have been implemented including but not limited to the creation …

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