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  • Extremely Cool

    Posted by David Foster on August 19th, 2012 (All posts by )

    Weather permitting, the 200-year-old USS Constitution will be going for a brief sail today.

    The ship’s website is here.


    One Response to “Extremely Cool”

    1. Michael Kennedy Says:

      One of the few good things that Jefferson did as president was to build the spar deck frigates, which were about half way between a ship of the line and a frigate by British standards. There were six of them and, had Jefferson built ships of the line, the 1812 war would have been quite different. The US had a strong tradition of seamanship and the big frigates were overmanned, in contrast to the British pressed crews.