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USS Constitution Sails, Second Time In 130 Years

Mon Aug 20, 2012 12:26 am

Very cool happenings in Boston over the weekend with USS Consitution sailing for the first time in 15 years and only the second time since 1881, to commemorate the 200th anniversary of her defeat of HMS Guerriere.

I think it is fantastic that the Navy has found a few extra dollars to keep this old girl in top shape though I certainly wish they'd let her sail on her own more often.

http://edition.cnn.com/2012/08/19/us...usetts-uss-constitution/index.html

Anyone here get out to see her?
 
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RE: USS Constitution Sails, Second Time In 130 Years

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:24 am

Saw this on the dinnertime news. Have to say that a tall ship, no matter what vintage, is always a beautiful sight.

I wonder what the upkeep on this puppy is ? And, where do hey find the expertise ? This is not a Laser.
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RE: USS Constitution Sails, Second Time In 130 Years

Mon Aug 20, 2012 1:43 am

Quoting connies4ever (Reply 1):
I wonder what the upkeep on this puppy is ? And, where do hey find the expertise ? This is not a Laser.

Without a doubt this is a full-time job. I'd imagine they keep the expertise in-house.
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RE: USS Constitution Sails, Second Time In 130 Years

Mon Aug 20, 2012 2:22 am

Damn....what a sight that must have been! Made me happy to see that.

Thanks for sharing the article; I hadn't heard about it.
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RE: USS Constitution Sails, Second Time In 130 Years

Mon Aug 20, 2012 5:31 am

Quoting QFA380 (Thread starter):
Anyone here get out to see her?

Damn it... actually made it back to Boston for the first time in a long time this weekend but missed it, as I had no idea it was going on.
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RE: USS Constitution Sails, Second Time In 130 Years

Wed Aug 22, 2012 12:57 am

Here's a video of it from the Navy....

http://youtu.be/qC2wLwJBADE


Sorry I missed it myself....
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