Boston, the Navy Yard, and the War of 1812

Boston, the Navy Yard, and the War of 1812 (HM14UE)

Location: Boston, MA 02129 Suffolk County
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Country: United States of America
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N 42° 22.441', W 71° 3.349'

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Boston, the Navy Yard, and the War of 1812When the Federal government established a navy yard in Massachusetts in 1800, it naturally looked to Boston Harbor. A thriving town of more than 34,000 people, Boston was home to hundreds of skilled ship carpenters, riggers, caulkers, and other maritime tradesmen. With such a community close at hand, the Navy established the new yard just across the Charles River on Charlestown's grassy tidal flats.

During the War of 1812, many Boston tradesmen and laborers worked to build and repair US Navy vessels. Local merchants supplied hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of timber, paint, canvas, rope, clothing, and foodstuff needed to send the ship to sea. Thousands of local men signed on as crew.

HM NumberHM14UE
Placed ByUSS Constitution Museum -Boston National Historical Park-Charlestown Navy Yard- National Park Service U.S. Department of the Interior
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Date Added Wednesday, September 10th, 2014 at 10:35pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 330739 N 4693351
Decimal Degrees42.37401667, -71.05581667
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 22.441', W 71° 3.349'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 22' 26.46" N, 71° 3' 20.94" W
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Area Code(s)617, 781, 857
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 13-15 1st Ave, Boston MA 02129, US
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