|USS Constitution, traveling under tugboat, passing Fort Jefferson on Castle Island, with an airplane coming in for landing at Logan Airport|
The USS Constitution is the world's oldest commissioned warship afloat and is visited by more than 500,000 visitors per year.
I traveled out to Deer Island in order to watch the sailing of the Constitution. The Constitution was tugged out to Presidents Roads, which is in between The Deer island and Long Island, accompanied by many small vessels, plus the usual police, fire department, and Coast Guard vessels.
At this point she said three of her four main sails and sailed under her own power for 17 minutes traveling approximately 1100 yards.
|21 gun salute|