July 26, 2022
“A Conversation with History-Making Captains” on July 29
CHARLESTOWN, MA (July 26, 2022)—The USS Constitution Museum and USS Constitution are hosting A Conversation with History-Making Captains on Friday, July 29 at 5 p.m. at the Museum. USS Constitution Cmdr. BJ Farrell and USCGC Eagle Capt. Jessica Rozzi-Ochs are both the first women in command of their respective ships. Eagle is the only active-duty sailing vessel in America’s military, and one of only two commissioned sailing vessels, along with USS Constitution. In addition to the significance of their historic positions, they will discuss sailing a tall ship, leadership, and share stories from their professional journeys.
USCGC Eagle is the flagship of the U.S. Coast Guard. She serves as a training vessel for cadets at the Coast Guard Academy and candidates from the Officer Candidate School.
USCGC Eagle will be berthed next to “Old Ironsides” from Friday, July 29-Monday, August 1. She will be open to visitors during her stay in Boston; dates, times, and COVID-19 safety precautions will be available on their website.
This discussion is free, in-person, and open to the public. For more information visit the event webpage.
About the USS Constitution Museum
The USS Constitution Museum serves as the memory and educational voice of USS Constitution by offering award-winning exhibits where all ages can have fun while learning and exploring history together. The Museum’s mission is to engage visitors in the story of Constitution to spark excitement about maritime heritage, naval service, and the American experience. The Museum is open seven days a week with a pay-what-you-wish admission policy, and the Virtual Museum is open 24/7. The USS Constitution Museum is a 2022 winner in USA Today’s 10Best Readers’ Choice in the “Best History Museum” category and Boston Parents Paper’s Family Favorites in the “Historic Sites & Tours” and “Museums & Attractions” categories. For more information, visit usscm.org.
About USS Constitution
USS Constitution is the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat, and played a crucial role in the Barbary Wars and the War of 1812, actively defending sea lanes from 1797 to 1855. The active-duty Sailors stationed aboard USS Constitution provide free tours and offer public visitation as they support the ship’s mission of promoting the Navy’s history and maritime heritage and raising awareness of the importance of a sustained naval presence. USS Constitution was undefeated in battle and destroyed or captured 33 opponents. The ship earned the nickname of “Old Ironsides” during the war of 1812 when British cannonballs were seen bouncing off the Ship’s wooden hull.