Docking in the Charlestown area of Boston...
Near the neighboring Navy Shipyard... where the USS Constitution aka Old Ironside and the USS Cassin Young are docked... Once used by the Navy... now METAMORPHOSED into MUSEUMS...
My boys LOVED the Navy Yard (downtown Boston in the background) and being able to climb anchors...The USS Constitution is a wooden-hulled, three-masted heavy frigate of the United States Navy. Named after the Constitution of the United States of America by President George Washington, she is the oldest commissioned naval vessel afloat in the world.[Note 1] Launched in 1797, Constitution was one of the six original frigates authorized for construction by the Naval Act of 1794. Joshua Humphreys designed these frigates to be the young Navy's capital ships, and so Constitution and her sisters were larger and more heavily armed and built than the standard frigates of the period. Built in Boston, Massachusetts at Edmund Hartt's shipyard, her first duties with the newly formed United States Navy were to provide protection for American merchant shipping during the Quasi War with France and to defeat the Barbary pirates in the First Barbary War. (via Wikipedia... read more here)...Another Ship to tour is the... USS Cassin Young (DD-793), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Captain Cassin Young (1894-1942), who was awarded the Medal of Honor after Pearl Harbor and killed in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. (via Wikipedia... read more here) ...
Hubby in yellow shirt... note matching shirts of my two boys from anchor photo... excited to get on the ship!!!
A couple other points of interest around Charlestown noteable according to hubby too...
1. The Bunker Hill Monument was built to commemorate the Battle of Bunker Hill. The 221 foot (67 m) granite obelisk was erected between 1827 and 1843 in Charlestown, Massachusetts with granite from Quincy, Massachusetts, conveyed to the site via the Granite Railway, built specially for that purpose, followed by a trip by barge. There are 294 steps to the top. (via Wikipedia... read more here)
HUBBY walked up to the top and then back down and was SORE for DAYS!!!
2. The Warren Tavern... the oldest tavern in Massachusetts...
I hope you ENJOYED a little bit of Charlestown... there is sooooo much to see wandering around this part of the Freedom Trail and Paul Revere's famous ride! NOW... Be sure to visit more BLUE posts via Blue Monday posts over at Smiling Sal's and METAMORPHOSIS posts via Metamorphosis Monday posts over at Susan's!!!
OOOOH and COUTURE CARRIE is GIVING AWAY Fifi Flowers frameable notecards on her Monday post!
Congratulations to Jane T of AtticMag... Winners of an ORIGINAL PARIS PAINTING... YOU too can keep Paris in your heart via a Fifi painting!!! Email moi for more details... we will SURPRISE everyone during the week with YOUR PRIZE PAINTING! Paris in Boston this week... why not... Paris NEVER leaves my heart!
Come along this week and explore Boston!
Tuesday... Traveling in the City on the Freedom Trail!
Wednesday... Outdoors in the Boston Common!
Thursday... A Tablescapes party on a Boston rooftop!
Friday... Fashionable Boston... and a GIVEAWAY!... Is anyone tired of my giveaways yet?
ANY BOSTON bloggers who would like to chime in... Also NEW YORK, CONNECTICUT, RHODE ISLAND, MAINE, DC bloggers PLEASE CONTACT moi!
See you tomorrow in another part of Boston!
The first 3 and the last 3 photos are via Wikipedia and Google Image Search of Charlestown... other photos are taken my Fifi Flowers.