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Written by Jim Cagle   
Wednesday, 28 October 2009 08:51

 

 

 

 

Here is the USS Constitution, a not-to-miss stop, on the Boston Freedom Trail (partially blocked by my large cranium!).   She was launched in 1797 and is still in commissioned status today.   Her most notable combat was against the British in the War of 1812, where she captured several merchant vessels and defeated five warships!   The British were very upset and claimed that fighting her was unfair due to her speed and exceptionally thick hull.   This is a testament to American design, engineering, and natural resources. (I believe that her wood came from live oaks in the South.)
I wonder how many of our country's current leadership have toured this great ship...and have the capacity to understand why George Washington himself named her as he did?  

 


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Mean Dean - 10-28-2009 07:18

Looks like Jim was out taking his daily constitutional near the Constitution, with a calm sea in the background. :whistle:
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