Every year, we review the progress that USS Constitution’s restoration team has made. Take a look at our Year in Review: 2015 to see how far we’ve come!
Constitution continues with her first dry docking of the 21st century. In 2016, “Old Ironsides‘” ongoing work included the installation of more new hull planks, significant rebuilding of the cutwater and the stern, overhauling, repairing and replacing parts of her rigging, and welcoming new mouses on board. The new protective coat of copper sheathing was signed, punched and placed on the port side of the hull; the starboard side copper will be completed in 2017.
If you want to stay up-to-date on the latest news about Constitution’s final year of the 2015 – 2017 restoration, subscribe to the Restoration Blog and take a look at “Old Ironsides” in dry dock with our real-time photo feed on ConstitutionCam!
To celebrate the completion of this full year in dry dock, enjoy the following photographs that capture significant moments of the restoration in 2016:
In these final months of USS Constitution‘s dry docking, we will continue to highlight the important stories of the restoration. Check back often for the latest stories.
– M. M. Desy and P. Scott