This is the sloop of war USS Constellation, the last all sail warship built by the US Navy in 1854. It is berthed in Baltimore's Inner Harbor and is the only Civil War era vessel still afloat. She carried out a variety of missions before, during and after the Civil War; served as a training vessel; and was finally decommissioned in 1955. The ship was moved to Baltimore for restoration and in 1968 became a floating museum. In the late 1990's she required a major restoration. She was the second ship of that name in the US Navy. The first was a frigate that served from 1797-1853. The third is the Kitty Hawk class aircraft carrier CV- 64 (1960-2003). For another view see my Sky Watch post of last year. (pictures were taken in June 2005)
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I am retired, married to a smart, talented lady who once thought we computer people were geeks and now is one of us geeks. I have a long time interest in photography. We live in Maryland, about 50 miles from Washington, DC.
My main camera is a Nikon D3100 with two zoom lenses (18-55 and 55-200).
[Portrait by Marianne Oct 2, 2010]