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Walk through history and see Olde Towne’s origins and it’s continued evolution.
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It was a sidewheel steam frigate combining sail and steam. Commissioned in November 1852, it was assigned to the East India Squadron, arriving in June 1853 and became Commodore Perry’s flagship for the signing of the Treaty of Kanagawa with Japan in 1854. ‘When it entered Ido harbor the Japanese said the Americans had brought a dragon with them. The Powhatan was decommissioned in 1886 and scrapped in 1887.