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Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates: A Book Review

Thomas Jefferson and the Tripoli Pirates has been sitting on the Best Seller list for several weeks now, and hooray! It does exactly what it wants to accomplish: interest the reader in an informative-but-not-didactic manner, and prove the point that “the more things change, the more they remain the same.” Or, if you will, the old axiom that history repeats itself. 767 more words

Feather Schwartz Foster

Happy 218th birthday to the USS Constitution, aka Old Ironsides!

This is from the National Constitution Center. 

Old Ironsides is an amazing piece of Naval History.

America’s most famous ship is celebrating yet another birthday in Boston, as the iconic USS Constitution turns 218 years old today. 485 more words

Five Things You Must Do in Boston

Too many visitors to Boston forget to do the following, essential things.

1. Breathe.

2. Eat.

3. Drink.

4. Sleep.

5. See the U.S.S. Constitution, “Old Ironsides.” It’s a famous wooden ship from the War of 1812. 36 more words

Humor

Early Marriage | Photos 1967

Time for a break and a little fun. We’re in our second year of marriage, enjoying a visit from D’s Mom. In the photo above D and I are sitting behind a  521 more words

Writing

Last Commissioned Warship Old Ironsides

American Greatest Ship USS Constitution

April 7, 2015

The U.S.S. Constitution, a three-mast frigate, is the world’s oldest commissioned warship. Built primarily with dense southern live oak, its hull was 21 inches thick in an era when 18 inches was common. 116 more words

Nautical Decor

Bordentown, POSTCARD HISTORY SERIES

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In case you didn’t know…..the latest book on Bordentown (NJ) from Arcadia Publishing is a postcard book. It’s full of pictures of the postcards printed about Bordentown for over 100 years. 105 more words

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