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Last updated on Wednesday, May 2, 2012
(CRANE) - Crane Commander James Stewart announced naval officials recently visited the Crane base and selected between 37 to 40 mature White Oak trees that will be used in the re-planking of the U.S.S. Constitution, the last surviving Navel vessel of the War of 1812.
The boat is current docked in the Boston harbor and will undergo a renovation of its wooden planks in about two years.
The trees will be harvested next year so that will give them time to cure.
Each plant on the outside of the 150 foot long sea vessel is 7 inches thick by 12 inches high and 40 feet long.
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