In 2006, Mrs. Norma Adams Price generously donated an early-nineteenth century letterbook to the USS Constitution Museum. The tall vellum-bound volume is the copy book of Midshipman Pardon Mawney Whipple. Take a peak inside!
On July 2, 1931, USS Constitution and a crew of 81 sailors, officers, and Marines set off on a three-year, three-coast tour around the United States. This National Cruise was a public “thank you” to the men, women, and children who, from 1925-1930, helped raise over $985,000 to completely restore the ailing ship.
USS CONSTITUTION MUSEUM | Charlestown Navy Yard, Building 22, Charlestown, MA 02129 | 6174261812