On the Harbor: Navy Birthday Underway
USS Constitution will be getting underway from the Charlestown Navy Yard on Friday, October 19 at 10 a.m. to celebrate Constitution‘s 221st birthday and the U.S. Navy’s 243rd birthday.
The ship will travel to Fort Independence on Castle Island where she will be firing a 21-gun salute at approximately 11:30 a.m. An additional 17-gun salute will be fired as she passes the U.S. Coast Guard Station, the former site of Edmund Hartt Shipyard where Constitution was built and launched. Constitution will return to her berth at Pier 1 by 1:30 p.m and reopen for public tours from 3 p.m. – 6 p.m.
The celebrations in the Navy Yard continue the following day with family-friendly activities during our Happy Birthday Navy! event.