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Contact:     Donald Bowen, Principal
Meridian Associates, Inc.
Phone: 978-299-0447 ext. 201   

For Immediate Release

MERIDIAN ASSOCIATES, INC. SCANS THE U.S.S. CONSTITUTION

Danvers, MA...
Meridian Associates, Inc., a Land Surveying, Civil Engineering and Landscape Architecture firm has been retained to provide 3D High Definition Laser Scanning services to assist with restoration efforts through the digital mapping and documentation of the interior and exterior conditions of the U.S.S. Constitution the oldest remaining commission ship of the U.S. Navy located in Boston Harbor.

The Constitution—called "Old Ironsides" because bullets could not penetrate her tough oak sides—was one of the first of the original six frigates that made up the U.S. Navy. A 44-gun frigate built at the Edmond Hartt Shipyard, Boston, Massachusetts, in 1797. Meridian was contracted to conduct high definition scans of the deck gun and spar deck to generate plans of existing structural members for renovations. The deck of the Constitution is slated for replacement to support ongoing efforts by the Federal Government to preserve the most visible icon of the U.S. Navy.

If you are interested in finding out more about Meridian Associates, Inc.'s services, visit their web site at www.meridianassoc.com or contact them at (800) 466-5505.


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