Goodbye Ironsides
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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #72

In 1882 the USS Constitution arrived in Portsmouth Harbor for another repair at the Navy Yard. Although "cabbed over" and used as a military barracks, the famous "Old Ironsides" because a tourist attraction. In September 1897 the ship was recalled on its 100th birthday to Charlestown, MA. One local man was so saddened that he damaged his arm clinging to the departing ship.

 

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Ironsides in the PIscataqua

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From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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