'Old Ironsides' To Mark Fourth Of July With 21-Gun Salute

 In this handout photo provided by the U.S. Coast Guard, multiple Coast Guard resources escort the USS Constitution, Boston's beloved 'Old Iron Sides,' June 11, 2005 in Boston, Massachusetts. The boat went out to an island in south Boston where the USS Constitution fired its 21 gun salute and was then brought back to her dock in Charlestown Navy Yard. (Photo by PA3 Kelly Newlin/U.S. Coast Guard via Getty Images)

BOSTON (AP) - The USS Constitution will sail in Boston Harbor and fire her guns again to mark Independence Day.  

The world's oldest commissioned warship still afloat is scheduled to leave its berth at the Charlestown Navy Yard at 10 a.m. Wednesday and glide through the harbor to mark 242 years since the signing of the Declaration of Independence. 

The ship nicknamed "Old Ironsides" will travel to Fort Independence on Castle Island and fire a 21-gun salute at around 11:30 a.m. 

 The 101st Field Artillery from the Massachusetts National Guard will return the salute.  An additional 17-gun salute will fire as the Constitution passes the U.S. Coast Guard Station, the former site of the shipyard where the vessel was built in 1797.

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