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USS Constitution Sails Into Boston Harbor Once Again
August 24, 2017, NPR by Christianna Silva

America's oldest commissioned warship returned to Boston's waters in shipshape on Sunday night.

The USS Constitution eased into the water at Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston National Historical Park on Sunday evening. The dry dock in which it had been repaired was flooded, according to a statement from the U.S. Navy, and at 11:15 p.m. the ship sailed into Boston Harbor. The Boston Globe reported that about 300 people gathered around the ship to see it hit the waters again, and there was a celebration at the USS Constitution Museum.
Louvre’s Poussin masterpieces damaged after torrential rain hits Paris
August 17, 2017, The Art Newspaper by Gareth Harris

Officials at the Louvre in Paris say that "traces of water" were found last week on paintings by Nicolas Poussin and Jean François de Troy after heavy storms hit the capital (9-10 July). Other works under threat by Georges de la Tour and Eustache Le Sueur were subsequently placed in storage as a safeguard measure.

According to a museum statement, “water seeped into the mezzanine of the Denon wing (the Islamic Art and Eastern Mediterranean areas), the first floor of the Sully wing (Salle des Sept-Cheminées, Henri IV staircase) and the second floor of the Cour Carrée (certain French painting galleries).”

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