Don’t miss it! After two years, the hull-work is nearly complete on USS Constitution. As she prepares to re-enter the water on July 23 to continue her restoration, areas now visible will soon be submerged and out of sight for another 20 years. After viewing the Ship, visit the USS Constitution Museum and discover the secrets to the Ship’s longevity – from the live oak in her hull to the caulking that keeps her afloat. Hands-on, minds-on programs will explain, demonstrate, and encourage visitors to experience 18th century ship construction and the demands of a sailor’s life. Wield a caulking mallet, scrub a deck, reef a sail, and rest in a hammock throughout Harborfest and beyond!