Wooden box carved from the keel of the brig Siren (Syren), by C.H. Holst in 1855. The Syren was one of the first brigs built for the U.S Navy in 1803 at Philadelphia by Nathaniel Hutton. The Syren participated in the Barbary War, and the War of 1812. The ship changed her name to Siren in 1810 (source: Collection of Curator Branch, Naval History and Heritage Command).

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