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Fort Meigs Historic Site is Managed by the Fort Meigs Association Behalf of the Ohio History Connection
From the back cover:
"Called a definitive account when first published in 1980 and now revised and expanded, this narrative history of Old Ironsides is the winner of book awards from the National Maritime Historical Society; the Freedom Foundation at Valley Forge, and the Naval Historical Center. It is written by Tyrone G. Martin, captain of the USS Constitution during the nation's bicentennial celebrations. Drawing on decades of research and study, Martin confirms that the innovative diagonal riders that ensured the ship's long life were, in fact, present in the ship's launching. He also provides details about the 44-gun firgate's participation in battles that received little attention in the past. In telling the story of the Constitution, launched in 1797 and most famous for its exploits in the War of 1812, a vivid picture emerges of life in the U.S. Navy during the nineteenth century - its proud moments as well as its concerns, attitudes, and tensions. A wealth of information on the organization, care, feeding, and disciplining of the crew and on events involving significant figures in early American naval history will both entertain and inform serious students, sailing ship buffs, and everyone who enjoys a good sea story."
29100 W. River Rd. Perrysburg, OH 43551
Wednesday - Saturday
9:30 a.m. - 5:00 p.m
Noon - 5:00 p.m.
Monday & Tuesday