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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

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 ships 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 crews rations were prepared. Read William Longs short biography on our website: bit.ly/3elswrh

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

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

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