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‘Old Ironsides’ closed until June in preparation for repairs

The three-masted frigate USS Constitution, nicknamed "Old Ironsides," officially closed Monday and will partly reopen June 9.

The Boston-based warship is slated to enter dry dock near its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard on May 19.

A multi-year restoration project will involve re-coppering the hull, replacing worn rigging and old planks and making general repairs to the stern, bow and captain's cabin.

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