Sunday, June 26, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: Old Ironsides

June 24, 1833:  USS Constitution is spared from wrecking thanks in large part to popular support stirred up by Oliver Wendall Homes poem "Old Ironsides".  For more on Constitution, and to read the classic poem, see this post at Naval History Blog.

Header: USS Constitution today via Naval History Blog


Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! I had the great good fortune to tour Old Ironsides once when I was a schoolboy... It was pretty awesome, I must say.

Pauline said...

Ahoy, Timmy! Awesome, indeed. Long may she sail.