USS Constitution, Harbor Fortifications, and the Vessel that Never Fought
September 26, 2012
Like many New England Federalists, Paul Revere opposed the War of 1812. Yet, at the same time, like many New Englanders, he derived
handsome profits from the war. Patrick M. Leehey, Research Director of the Paul Revere House, will describe how Paul Revere’s role in the war in a sense began twenty years earlier, when he established his bell and cannon foundry in the North End. Over the years, the Revere foundry and Copper Mill supplied ship fittings, copper sheets, and other materials for many of the vessels that fought in the war and one
remarkable vessel that never did, because it was completed too late.