Friday, May 27, 2011

Postcard - "Old Ironsides" - Postcard Friendship Friday


USS Constitution, nicknamed "Old Ironsides" when cannon balls bounced off her oak planking. She was undefeated in 40 historic battles. Built in 1797, she is still a US Navy ship and a living museum of Naval history.


Happy Memorial Day.

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10 comments:

  1. There is something about these beautiful old sailing ships that is very special. It's a really lovely card.

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  2. Sailing ships are so elegant, we occasionally have a tall ships event here for sailing ships, always stunning to see them sail.

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  3. This is a wonderful postcard. When we were in Boston we saw this amazing old ship. She's still as incredible as she was--maybe even more, as she's survived all these years!

    Happy PFF!

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  4. I love old sailing ships. This is a good one for Memorial Day. Happy PFF!

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  5. That's an interesting postcard. Mine is up - My PFF Entry.

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  6. Isn't she a beautiful ship! She still escorts special visiting ships into port.

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  7. That would be special to see that ship. Very nice.

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  8. I think it is still sailed occasionally. I'd really be interested in if it is still manned by Naval personnel.

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  9. I too have visited this wonderful ship and am amazed she is still around. What a history she has and what stories she could tell if those planks could talk! Thanks for sharing... Happy PFF!

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