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HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH #147

A group of seamen aboard the USS Constellation drill with muskets and cutlasses in a maneuver called "Repelling Boarders". This ship is a reconstruction of the sister to the USS Constitution ("aka "Old Ironsides") and USS Congress (built at Portsmouth Harbor). SEE DETAILS



 

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Second USS Constellation at Portsmouth Harbor. (c) Strawbery Banke Museum Archive

From HISTORIC PORTSMOUTH
Early Photographs from the Collections of Strawbery Banke
by James L. Garvin & Susan Grigg, Peter Randall Publisher
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Detail sailors on Constellation (c) Strawbery Banke Museum

Detail sailor on Constellation (c) Strawbery Banke Museum

Sailors mugging for camera in 1855 (c) Strawbery Banke museum Archive