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Navigating USS Constellation to Annapolis Under the Bridges

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  • Walt Mathers
    Tnx Caroline. It must have been a bit of touch-and-go going under those bridges. Wasn t aware that the clearences were so close. Tnx for the video alert. Walt
    Message 1 of 5 , Apr 1, 2006
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      Tnx Caroline. It must have been a bit of touch-and-go going under
      those bridges.

      Wasn't aware that the clearences were so close.

      Tnx for the video alert.

      Walt
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      --- In cwnavyandmarineforum@yahoogroups.com, Caroline Hancock
      <capstan186165@...> wrote:
      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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    • Walt Mathers
      Steve, 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
      Message 2 of 5 , Apr 1, 2006
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        Steve,

        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.

        Walt
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        --- In cwnavyandmarineforum@yahoogroups.com, jeffcowvplanning
        <no_reply@...> wrote:
        Walt...

        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.

        SRB
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        -- In cwnavyandmarineforum@yahoogroups.com, "Walt Mathers"
        <scard@> wrote:
        Memories at the Peake in 2004 -----------
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