In Baltimore’s Inner Harbor sits the USS Constellation, a more than 150-year-old wooden ship that served the United States Navy for nearly a century. Its age, however, is just a number. The historic vessel is channelling its youth through the use of borates.
Launched in 1854, the Constellation was the last all-sail ship designed and built for the US Navy. Its missions were many, including freeing slaves from Africa, relieving famine in Ireland, transporting art across the Atlantic, and providing a training base for US sailors.
Through ongoing applications of Tim-bor, a highly water-soluble borate product created by Rio Tinto Borates, its maritime history won’t soon be forgotten.
The environmentally friendly wood preservative, also called spray dry, protects against wood-rotting organisms such as fungi, beetles and termites — all while remaining nontoxic to humans and other mammals. That means a truly safe experience for the ship’s 100,000 visitors annually.