"Old Ironsides" Sails Again

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  1. ToughOmbre

    ToughOmbre Active Member

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    Cool! I'm gonna have to dig up some pics I took when I visited in 1991.
     
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    Oh, Hell Yeah!
     
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    Love the old sailing ships.
     
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    Have always had a soft sport for these kind of ships (and this one in particular). I hope to go and see her someday.
     
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    I visited last year. They towed her out right after I arrived. We walked to Bunker Hill (Breed's Hill actually) to see the memorial. In the afternoon we got to go aboard the Constitution.

    Sample pics

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    That is too cool!!!! Great pics too
     
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    Went to see her many years ago and have built 2 models complete with rigging both standing and running. It never ceases to amaze me how anyone could remember where all those ropes go and what they all do. Then to have to re-rig her as ropes fray or just to sail her in all kinds of weather and seas. Iron Men and Wooden Ships
     
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    Definitely on my bucket list. Want to see her one day! Thanks for posting!
     
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    I love old sailing ships.
     
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    As kids we chipped in and bought my pops Chapelle's HISTORY of the AMERICAN SAILING NAVY. I have used the book so much and some 45 years have passed, poor ol book is starting to lose its binding. I can name most of the goodies....info like this clogs my brain

    some more pics, Boston, Bunker Hill Memorial

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    Awesome pics! Glad she's sailing again!
     
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