Today’s Crew: Crafting Wood from USS Constitution


Builder 1st Class Hilary Lemelin, assigned to USS Constitution, takes us behind the scenes of USS Constitution’s woodworking repair shop in the Charlestown Navy Yard. In this repair shop, U.S. Navy builders craft handmade souvenirs, signs, awards, and even a replica ship’s wheel for the Pentagon, using materials removed from “Old Ironsides” during restorations.