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Preserving history

USS Constitution's custodians fend off the ravages of time

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By Vivian Nereim
Globe Correspondent / June 21, 2009

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Balanced on a wooden float beside the USS Constitution, Bruce Comeau drives a large metal pin into the ship’s hull. The pa-pa-pa of his pneumatic hammer punctuates the speech of a nearby tour guide. On a sunny dock next to the ship, Jay Flanagan and John Miles measure and mark a colossal piece of wood that will become the main ... (Full article: 985 words)

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