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Old Ironsides in Portsmouth Harbor (NH/Maine)


A ghostly image of "Old Ironsides" in Portsmouth Harbor apparently from aboard a visiting tour ship in the 1890s. (The caption lists it as "docking at Portsmouth" which is unlikely). Ironsides, the oldest ship in the American Navy was built in 1797 while the oldest American naval shipyard at Kittery was established in 1800.

Photo courtesy of the Portsmouth Athenaeum/Sanderson Collection.


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