Marblehead to Celebrate Saving the USS Constitution

USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812: Oil on canvas, 32" x 48", by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845). From the collection of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. Image/Wikipedia
USS Constitution and HMS Guerriere, 19 August 1812: Oil on canvas, 32″ x 48″, by Michel Felice Corne (1752-1845). From the collection of the U.S. Naval Academy Museum. Image/Wikipedia

On April 3, 2014, the town of Marblehead, Massachusetts, will celebrate the 200th anniversary of its part in saving the USS Constitution, according to an article on SalemNews.com.

With two larger, British frigates in angry hot pursuit, Constitution slipped into the safety of Marblehead Harbor and beneath the protective guns of Fort Sewall on April 3, 1814.

Read more about plans to commemorate the saving of the Constitution.