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Old Ironsides Earns Her Nickname: The USS Constitution versus HMS Guerriere
August 15, 2012

Post written by Mariam Touba, Reference Librarian The logbook’s entry for the morning, 200 years ago, of August 19, 1812 records hazy weather, temperature 64° in the air and a similar 65° in water. By “3/4 past 11 am” the weather is cloudy with fresh breezes, so the mizzen topsail is set. And then it…

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The Naval History Society Collection at the New-York Historical Society
November 26, 2010

The Naval History Society was chartered in 1909 “for the purpose of publishing and preserving manuscripts, documents, and writings relating to our naval history, naval art and science, and the surroundings and experiences of seamen in general and of American seamen in particular.” Its founding meeting was held at the New York Yacht Club, where…

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