War of 1812 Bicentennial

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Celebrate the Bicentennial of the War of 1812 when the venerable USS Constitution and her sister ship the USCG Eagle sail Boston Harbor for the annual Turn Around Cruise and 21 Gun Salute to the nation on July 4th.

 

In celebration of the Bicentennial of the War of 1812, the inspiration for The Star Spangled Banner, the US Navy's Blue Angels will conduct a flyover. The flyer demonstration is scheduled to begin at noon on July 4th and last approximately 45minutes.

 

Visiting ships from around the globe will arrive in Boston Harbor on June 30. All ships will be available for public viewing.

 

VISITING SHIPS SCHEDULE:

 

Charlestown Navy Yard Pier 1:
Visiting hours: 6/30 - 7/5 from 10am- 6pm
USS Constitution
USCGC EagleHMS KINGSTON ( Canada)
HMCS GOOSE BAY (Canada)
HMCS Moncton (Canada)

 

Fish Pier (South Boston waterfront)
Visiting hours: 6/30, 7/1 & 7/4- Noon- 8pm
7/2, 7/3 & 7/5- 4pm-8pm
CISNE BRANCO (Brazil)
GLORIA (Columbia)
GUAYAS (Ecuador)
DEWARUCCI (Indonesia)

 

North Jetty:
Visiting hours: 6/30 -7/3 & 7/5 Noon - 6pm
July 4- closed
USS Wasp

 

Black Falcon Pier:
Visiting hours 6/30 - 7/5 Noon - 6pm
USS GRAVELY
HMCS IROQUOIS (Canada)
HMCS PRESERVER (Canada
RFA ARGUS (UK)
FGS HESSEN (Germany)

 

City of Boston Pier 4:
THOR HEYERDAHL (Norway)
HDMS ESBERN SNARE (Denmark)
USCGC Juniper
NOAA Thomas Jefferson

 

Coast Guard Base:
HMCS Kingston
HMCS Summerside
USCGC Marcus Hanna

 


JULY 4th EVENTS:


11 AM-2 PM         Annual USS Constitution Turnaround Cruise
12:17 PM             US Navy Leapfrogs Parachute Jump, Fan Pier
Noon-1:15 PM    Blue Angels Flyover  

 


OTHER HIGHLIGHTS FOR THE WEEK INCLUDE:

 

 

US Navy Leapfrogs Parachute Jumps:

Monday, July 2, 10AM, Puopolo Park (North End) and 2PM, Boston Common

Tuesday, July 3 10AM, Puopolo Park (North End) and 2PM, Boston Common

Wednesday, July 4, 12:17PM,  Fan Pier

 



USS Constitution Boarding Pike / Gun Drills:
All held at Pier 1

June 29, 12-12:30 PM, 2-2:30 PM, 4-4:30 PM

June 30, 12-12:30 PM, 2-2:30 PM, 4-4:30 PM

July 1, 12-12:30 PM, 2-2:30 PM, 4-4:30 PM

July 2, 12-12:30 PM, 4-4:30 PM

July 3, 12-12:30 PM, 2-2:30 PM, 4-4:30 PM

July 5 , 12-12:30 PM, 2-2:30 PM, 4-4:30PM

 

International Tug-of-War
June 30, 4:30-6 PM. Teams of six sailors from International ships compete for the strongest crew in Boston. North Stage, City Hall Plaza, US Navy Sports 617-242-5672

 

USCG Concerts:
July 2, 4-5:15 PM, US Coast Band in Concert, Pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard, 978-806-5050
July 4, 2-3:15 PM, US Coast Band in Concert, City Hall Plaza, 617-227-1528

 

USCG Honor Guard, Silent Drill Team:
July 2, 3:30-3:45 PM, US Coast Guard Silent Drill Team, Pier 1, Charlestown Navy Yard, 617-223-5469
July 4, 1:30-1:45 PM, US Coast Guard Silent Drill Team, City Hall Plaza, 617-223-5469

 

 

 


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