USS Constitution sails Boston Harbor, fires guns

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BOSTON (AP) — The USS Constitution sailed in Boston Harbor and fired its guns again to mark Independence Day.

The world’s oldest commissioned warship still afloat left its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard on Wednesday morning. It glided through the harbor to mark 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence.

The ship, nicknamed Old Ironsides, traveled to Fort Independence on Castle Island to fire a 21-gun salute. The ship’s commander saluted the crowds gathered there.

A Navy sailor on board recited the Declaration of Independence during the cruise.

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The USS Constitution heads to Castle Island in South Boston Wednesday, July 4, 2018, to fire guns in salute and to receive a salute from three military canon there. (Lane Turner/The Boston Globe via AP)

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