Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812

Life and Work in the Navy Yard 1812 (HM14SH)

Location: Boston, MA 02129 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 22.426', W 71° 3.39'

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During the day, workers at the Charlestown Navy Yard built, repaired, and supplied American warships. In the evening, theses men left for their homes. Only the Commandant, a few administrative officers, and a detachment of Marines stayed behind. The Commandant and his assistants lived close to their work. As protectors of public property, Marines kept watch over the Yard at all times.

After living in a leaky shed for 10 years, the Marines received money to build proper barracks. Marines constructed most of the building themselves, finishing it in 1811. Over the next 150 years, the barracks they lived in and the sites they protected changed. Still, the Marines and the commandants they served called the Navy Yard home.

HM NumberHM14SH
Placed ByUSS Constitution Museum- Boston National Historical Charleston Navy Yard- National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Monday, September 8th, 2014 at 11:26am PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330682 N 4693324
Decimal Degrees42.37376667, -71.05650000
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.426', W 71° 3.39'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 25.56" N, 71° 3' 23.40" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 20 1st Ave, Boston MA 02129, US
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