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


Daleburr said...

Pauline, you once more force me into unashamed self-promotion-

It was a strange little war, unless you found yourself involved.

Dale Burr

Timmy! said...

As usual, Washington knew what he was talking about, Pauline.

daleburr said...

Sorry for the broken link, let me try

The board is in thr process of upgrading software. In any event a search for Quazi war will produce an interesting article :-)


Pauline said...

Dale: always glad to give anyone writing about all things nautical a platform for self-promotion. Well done, sir!

Timmy!: Well, exactly.