Home of "Old Ironsides"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.
|Placed By||National Park Service, Department of the Interior|
|Marker Condition||No reports yet|
|Date Added||Tuesday, September 30th, 2014 at 3:32am PDT -07:00|
|UTM (WGS84 Datum)||19T E 330598 N 4693250|
|Decimal Degrees||42.37308333, -71.05750000|
|Degrees and Decimal Minutes||N 42° 22.385', W 71° 3.45'|
|Degrees, Minutes and Seconds||42° 22' 23.10" N, 71° 3' 27.00" W|
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|Area Code(s)||617, 781, 857|
|Closest Postal Address||At or near 20 Freedom Trail, Boston MA 02129, US|
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