Wiscasset-native William Long first served aboard USS Constitution as an able seaman during the War of 1812. After sustaining a disabling wound in battle, he re-enlisted as the ship's cook. The cook had more of a supervisory role and did not actually make original meals from scratch. Instead, he oversaw the steep tub where salt meat soaked, tended the fire in the camboose, and oversaw the scouring of the copper boilers in which the crew's rations were prepared. Read William Long's short biography on our website: bit.ly/3elswrh ... See MoreSee Less
Do your holiday shopping this year at the USS Constitution Museum Store! From Nov 27–Dec 6, members save 25% with their member promo code, and all shoppers receive 15% off their purchase with the promo code HOLIDAY15. All orders over $25 come with free shipping. Discounts apply in-store and online. Find jewelry, apparel, toys, and more for everyone on your shopping list! bit.ly/3kOlgWX ... See MoreSee Less
Join the Museum for “International Sailors for the Nation's Ship,” a free virtual panel discussion on Thursday, December 3 at 6:00 PM ET. This conversation will explore the history and experiences of foreign-born sailors on USS Constitution and in the broader U.S. Navy from the nation's founding to today. Register at bit.ly/334Gw4D. ... See MoreSee Less
Join the USS Constitution Museum for International Sailors for the Nation's Ship, a free virtual panel discussion on Thursday, December 3 at 6 p.m. ET. This conversation will explore the history and e...