Politics is nothing. We are free only on the ocean. ~ Renato Beluche
Sunday, September 30, 2012
Seafaring Sunday: A Milestone for the U.S. Navy
September 30, 1800: The United States agrees to a treaty with France, ending the almost entirely nautical "Quasi-War" that proved George Washington's assertion that a strong navy would enforce America's sovereignty.
Without a decisive naval force we can do nothing definitive, and with it, everything honorable and glorious ~ President Washington
Header: Army recruiting notice for the Quasi-War with France via Eon Images