Old Ironsides Restoration Delayed

 

The world's oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, sails under her own power. This is only the second time in 131 years traveling without help. The last time Constitution sailed was 1997. This exercise commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Constitution's victory over the British frigate Guerriere during the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Meyers/ Released)
The world’s oldest commissioned warship, USS Constitution, sails under her own power. This is only the second time in 131 years traveling without help. The last time Constitution sailed was 1997. This exercise commemorates the 200th anniversary of the Constitution’s victory over the British frigate Guerriere during the War of 1812. (U.S. Navy photo by Mass Communication Specialist 1st Class Andrew Meyers/ Released)

The Associated Press reports that the 3-year project to restore the USS Constitution (aka, Old Ironsides) in Boston has been delayed by the winter weather.

The celebrated warship was scheduled to be moved into dry dock at the Charlestown Navy Yard on March 20, but the move has been delayed until May 19. According to the AP, the dry dock needs a new caisson door, which could not be delivered over the winter.

Read more about the delays in restoring the USS Constitution.