The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel in the United States Navy, was paraded out President roads to sail under its own sails this past Saturday.
The USS Constitution was paraded around the harbor today under sail power for only the second time in over one hundred years. The historical ship is getting a lot of use this summer, and this is primarily to do with commemorating the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812. The USS Constitution was made famous in that war for its defeat and capture of several British ships, earning it the name “Old Ironsides.”
The ship got off to a bit of a slow start today. Its appeared that there were some technical difficulties with the sails at first….then, the ship had a tough time getting going as there was not a lot of wind. But she finally headed back into toward the city, which was a marvelous sight. Don’t forget, you can visit the USS Constitution anytime at the Charlestown Navy Yard.