October 22, 2005

Oops! Three Hours Late!

I can’t believe I neglected to post on this yesterday, which was the 208th birthday of the very naval sailing vessel that heads up this blog.

On 21 October 1797, the frigate U.S.S. Constitution, known also as Old Ironsides was launched at Edmund Hartt’s Shipyard in Boston Harbor.

Let’s hoist a pint in her honor.

by @ 2:54 am. Filed under Major Events
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2 Responses to “Oops! Three Hours Late!”

  1. Michael Says:

    That is a great ship, I loved walking on the gun deck. that was a hard life..

  2. Seth Says:

    At the Coast Guard Academy they have an old sailing ship called the CGC Eagle. All Coastie cadets have to learn how to do all the jobs aboard her, everything from working up in the ratlines to navigating her. They get a taste of life before steam, and long before gas turbines and GPS.