To celebrate the bicentennial of the War of 1812, today’s Maritime Monday features photos taken in 1932 of my grandmother, my mother and my grandmother’s best friend waiting to tour the USS Constitution at the Port of Lake Charles, Louisiana.
USS Constitution’s National Cruise, 1931-1934
During the national cruise, which followed a massive restoration, hundreds of thousands of people waited in long lines for the chance to board such an important of America’s history.
Stops in Southeast Texas and Southwest Louisiana:
- Port Arthur
- Lake Charles
Clippings from the Lake Charles American Press
The visit to Lake Charles by the famous frigate was widely celebrated and received a lot of coverage in the Lake Charles American Press.
The Lake Charles American Press ran lots of ads welcoming the USS Constitution to the Port of Lake Charles. The ad from Dr. Pepper is my favorite.
- History of the USS Constitution
- Restoration and Grand Tour (1927-1934)
- Historic Photos of the USS Constitution
- USS Constitution on Wikipedia
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