Monday, May 7

parenting -uss constitution etc

Shame on us for never having visited the Charlestown Naval Yard before now. And the USS Constitution; dubbed "Old Ironsides" due to the 24" hull of white oak and live oak that could withstand various cannonballs. It is still under restoration to take it back to its orginal state, but free guided tours take you rond on the 1/2 hour.

You can also go aboard a small destroyer warship, the USS Cassin Young (DD-793) from the 1940s. All naval green paint and Emeco chairs inside. Plus depth charges, torpedoes and anit-aricraft guns. Kids eat it up. Le John fans in the "war room" - new obsession.

1 comment:

randall said...

If you've got the motivation, go down to Fall River sometime and go to Battleship Cove. I used to love it as a kid. If I remember right they've got a destroyer, a submarine, a PT boat and the crown jewel, the USS Massachusetts battle ship. You used to be able to climb all over it and play on the anti-aircraft guns. Haven't been in about 25 years though so can't speak to what it is like now.