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The USS Mesa Verde will be a part of the Independence Day celebrations as part of Harborfest 2016!  Be on the lookout for the San Antonio-Class amphibious transport dock – named in honor of Mesa Verde National Park in Southwestern Colorado – on Friday, July 1st near Castle Island around 9:30am.   On the morning of Saturday, July 2nd, the Mesa Verde will be participating in two wreath laying ceremonies.  You can also board the Mesa Verde from North Jetty (26-98 Fid Kennedy Ave, Boston, MA 02210), 12-5pm Saturday and Sunday! See press release below:

On Friday, July 1st, 2016 the city of Boston will welcome the USS Mesa Verde to the North Jetty in Seaport. The USS Mesa Verde will be passing Castle Island at approximately 9:30am on Friday, July 1st. Spectators are invited gather at Castle Island and welcome the USS Mesa Verde and crew. The USS Mesa Verde is making a port call in Boston July 1st-4th and will take part in Independence Day celebrations, participating in Navy Inspired events, and honoring fallen heroes. 

USS Mesa Verde will honor our military heroes at two wreath-laying ceremonies over the 4th of July weekend. The first wreath laying ceremony will take place at the Fallen Heroes Memorial on Seaport Blvd at 10:00am, with remarks from Executive Director of the Fallen Heroes Foundation, Dan Magoon. The second ceremony will commence at Beirut Memorial in Christopher Columbus Park on Northern Avenue at 11:00am. The second ceremony will feature remarks from Christine Devlin, mother of Lance Corporal, Michael Devlin, who was killed in the marine compound in Beirut, on October 23rd, 1983. 

The USS Mesa Verde, named in honor of Mesa Verde National Park in Southwestern Colorado, is a San Antonio-Class amphibious transport dock in commission since 2007. The ships motto, “Courage Teamwork Tradition”, commemorates the courage, teamwork, and tradition of the Native Americans who constructed 600 cliff dwellings between 1100 and 1300 AD, now called USS Mesa Verde National Park. 

Check out event updates on the Harborfest Facebook Page, on Twitter, or follow the conversation using #BostonHarborfest.

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Maureen Dahill

Maureen Dahill is the editor of Caught in Southie and a lifelong resident of South Boston sometimes mistaken for a yuppie. Hockey mom, yoga enthusiast, lover of red wine and binge watching TV series. Mrs. Peter G. Follow her @MaureenCaught.


  1. Hi Maureen,

    Do you know of any visits on board the Mesa Verde are scheduled?