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Old Ironsides Awakens: A Majestic Sail Through Time

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Ahoy, history enthusiasts and sea lovers! Get ready to set your sights on the grandeur of the past as the venerable USS Constitution, affectionately known as “Old Ironsides,” embarks on a historic voyage through Boston Harbor on June 14th. This isn’t just any sail; it’s a tribute to the courage and dedication of all veterans who have served our nation with valor.

 

The USS Constitution is no ordinary vessel; she’s the oldest commissioned warship afloat in the world and a symbol of American resilience and innovation. Her thick wooden hull, which repelled cannonballs during the War of 1812, earned her the nickname “Old Ironsides” and a revered place in naval history.

 

On this special day, the ship will unfurl her sails and, with the wind’s grace, glide through the waters of Boston Harbor. The journey will be marked by a stirring 21-gun salute at Fort Independence on Castle Island, a tradition that resonates with the echoes of freedom and bravery.

 

For those lucky enough to witness this spectacle, the ship traditionally departs at 10:00 am and returns between 1 pm – 2 pm. The best vantage points for the public are the pier at Charlestown Navy Yard, where “Old Ironsides” departs and returns, and South Boston’s Castle Island for the gun salute around 11-11:30 am.

 

This event is more than a mere display of naval prowess; it’s a living history lesson, a reminder of the sacrifices made for our country, and a celebration of the spirit that continues to guide us. So, mark your calendars, bring your binoculars, and prepare for an unforgettable experience as we honor the past and inspire future generations.

 

Remember, while the USS Constitution is an active-duty U.S. Navy vessel, and the events are by invitation-only, the public is encouraged to view the ship from various points throughout Boston’s harbor. Don’t miss the chance to be part of this momentous occasion and to share in the pride of our nation’s maritime heritage.

 

For more information about this event, visit https://ussconstitutionmuseum.org/visit/museum-ship/ and https://www.bostoncentral.com/events/special/p66626.php.

 

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Lew Corcoran
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Comments(5)

Michael Elliott
Fathom Realty - Burlington Township, NJ
Burlington, New Jersey Residential Sales

I love this picture, Lew.  And God bless our courageous veterans !

Jun 13, 2024 05:07 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Michael, for your heartfelt appreciation and for honoring our brave veterans.

Jun 13, 2024 10:26 AM
Leanne Smith
Dirt Road Real Estate - Golden Valley, AZ
The Grit and Gratitude Agent

A wonderful ship and a trip down history. Thank you for sharing and good morning

Jun 13, 2024 05:56 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Leanne, for your kind words and for appreciating the blog on the USS Constitution.

Jun 13, 2024 10:28 AM
Dorie Dillard Austin TX
Coldwell Banker Realty ~ 512.750.6899 - Austin, TX
NW Austin ~ Canyon Creek and Spicewood/Balcones

Good morning Lew,

I love this photo and the fact they are having Old Ironsides embark on a voyage through Boston Harbor. It's so important tp keep our heritage alive! 

Jun 13, 2024 06:55 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Dorie, for your heartfelt comment and appreciation of our shared heritage, as showcased in the voyage of Old Ironsides. Lest we forget!

Jun 13, 2024 10:30 AM
Will Hamm
Hamm Homes - Aurora, CO
"Where There's a Will, There's a Way!"

Wow Lew, I would love to be there to see Old Ironsides, that would be a site to take in and think about it has been through.

Jun 13, 2024 07:43 AM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Will, for your thoughtful comment and shared enthusiasm about the majestic journey of Old Ironsides. Your interest is greatly appreciated!

Jun 13, 2024 10:31 AM
Ed Silva, 203-206-0754
Mapleridge Realty, CT 203-206-0754 - Waterbury, CT
Central CT Real Estate Broker Serving all equally

The Constitution is a very special ship. We had the pleasure to see it on a Tall ships run they had in New London, CT

Jun 13, 2024 05:33 PM
Lew Corcoran

Thank you, Ed, for sharing your personal experience with the Constitution; your appreciation for this majestic ship truly resonates with the spirit of ‘Old Ironsides’.

Jun 14, 2024 11:58 AM