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Ship models to be displayed at USS Constitution Museum

A model of the Charles W. Morgan in a bottle will be part of the USS Constitution Museum’s exhibit of ship models.

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A model of the Charles W. Morgan in a bottle will be part of the USS Constitution Museum’s exhibit of ship models.

Lovers of tiny ships, rejoice.

The USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown will open an exhibit Nov. 14 of ship models made by members of the USS Constitution Model Shipwright Guild, according to the museum.

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The 37th annual Masters of Miniature exhibit includes a 100-year-old model of the USS Constitution, which was built by a crew member and is being restored by master model builder Rob Napier.

The models are also accompanied by paintings from members of the American Society of Marine Artists.

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The exhibition will be open to the public daily from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m., and runs through Jan. 2, 2016. Admission is donation-based.

The museum sits next to the USS Constitution in Charlestown’s Navy Yard, allowing attendees to learn about the ship’s history and what life was like at sea more than 200 years ago, officials said.

Here’s a look at the ship models that will be on display at the museum starting this weekend:

Frank Clements, 86, who has been making models since he was 10, worked on a cardboard model of a vessel.

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Frank Clements, 86, who has been making models since he was 10, worked on a cardboard model of a vessel.

The USS Constitution Museum’s Harrie Slootbeek (left) and artist Ryan Cooper looked over an 1870's model of the USS Constitution.

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The USS Constitution Museum’s Harrie Slootbeek (left) and artist Ryan Cooper looked over an 1870's model of the USS Constitution.

A model of the USS Nimitz is part of the exhibit.

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A model of the USS Nimitz is part of the exhibit.

A close-up look at a model of the PT-109.

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A close-up look at a model of the PT-109.

A close-up shows the details of miniature sailors aboard a model of the USS Constitution.

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A close-up shows the details of miniature sailors aboard a model of the USS Constitution.

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