Navy Men- archives from USS Constitution Museum

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Navy Men- archives from USS Constitution Museum

September 17 @ 8:00 am - 8:30 am

Listen to Carl Herzog, Public Historian at the USS Constitution Museum in Boston, as he shares one of his favorite objects in the archives. Lt. Peter Turner’s Watch, Quarter, & Station Bill describes life at sea and the details of the navy men onboard Old Ironsides. Also shown is an early daguerreotype, believed to be from a voyage to Brazil. Ending as a Commander, Turner’s Navy career spanned much of the mid-19th Century aboard many ships, both near and far. For more information after the video, visit the Museum’s website for this well-researched bit of Massachusetts’ maritime history. Explore other areas of the website for more Historian at Home videos, written history, or activities.

This post is part of the Oak Bluffs Library’s 5th annual Maritime Month in honor of Gordon Goodwin. Video shared with permission from © USS Constitution Museum @USSConstitutionMuseum @usscm

Historian at home video on LT. Peter Turner:


September 17
8:00 am - 8:30 am
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