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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. https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/2015/07/15/peter-turners-likeness/
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: https://www.youtube.com/embed/lD1OUo-uGeE