Navigating USS Constellation to Annapolis Under the Bridges
- Tnx Caroline. It must have been a bit of touch-and-go going under
Wasn't aware that the clearences were so close.
Tnx for the video alert.
--- In email@example.com, Caroline Hancock
The Constellation cruise to Annapolis can be viewed on the Navy
Newstand Video website. I do not know how long they will run it, but
it is exciting to see for those of us who missed it. There are
several sequences on the page.
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Tnx for reminding me that it was CONSTITUTION at Annapolis at the
outbreak of hostilities. Did CONSTITUTION ever make it back to
Annapolis after the War and resume it's former role as a training
ship when it did?
I worked on a couple of early 1900's "Lucky Bag" NavAcad yearbooks
which showed the SANTEE and I think the CHESAPEAKE as training ships
at the time. One of the LB's showed Midshipmen Nimitz, Halsey and
the poor ill-fated Kimmel around a campus park bench. I still have
a small piece of sailcloth used to cover one of those issues of the
LB's when I replaced the bindings.
Tnx too for the timely scuttlebutt concerning drydocking of
CONSTELLATION. I'm sure that seeking and dealing with an important
issue like drydocking one of our National Treasures occupies a high
priority slot on the Board Of Directors agenda.
Let us know more of what you hear as it becomes available to you
please. This will be welcome news to all and, I am certain, a
relief to many.
--- In firstname.lastname@example.org, jeffcowvplanning
In early 1861, Constellation was off the coast of Africa. It was
the USS Constitution that was based as a training ship at Annapolis
and was spirited away to avoid it's falling into secesh hands.
Regarding drydock...Constellation is actively seeking to deal with
this issue within the next year or two. No plans have been
finalized yet. That's all I'll say on the matter.
-- In email@example.com, "Walt Mathers"
Memories at the Peake in 2004 -----------