I managed to get a “parking spot” just off Castle Island today for the turnaround of the USS Constitution at noon. It was tricky navigating through so many boats. Fortunately, high tide came at around 12:30 so there was no need to fear the nearby ledges off the South side of the Channel. The events seem to go quite smoothly and without incident.
As you can see from some of the pictures above and below, the harbor was packed with boats- which is a good sign that local boaters are out enjoying the harbor! The weather was better than expected, as thunderstorms held off. The show was grand: The Constitution came out to Castle Island and turned around, while firing off her cannons. This was accompanied by a band on shore, and a flyover by the Blue Angels. The Constitution was accompanied buy the Coast Guard Eagle, which is another tall ship in active duty.
The Blue Angels fly over as Constitution and Eagle make their turnaround: