USS Constitution fires a 21-gun salute toward Fort Independence on Castle Island during the ship's July 4th, 2011. Photo/U.S. Navy by Mass Communication Specialist Seaman Shannon Heavin/Released

Portland Press Herald: The USS Constitution will take a journey in Boston Harbor to mark the anniversary of its October 1797 launching.

The ship will be tugged by Fort Independence on Castle Island on Friday [October 26] when the crew will give a gun salute at about 11:30 a.m.

Berthed in Charlestown, the ship is known as the world’s oldest commissioned warship afloat.

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