I dragged the kids over to the Charlestown Navy Yard in my continuing quest to visit and write about each of the 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts. That list has a separate entry for:
- U.S.S. Constitution
- Charlestown Navy Yard
- Constitution Museum and the U.S.S. Cassin Young
It was odd to have three separate entries. I’m not sure why the Constitution Museum and the U.S.S. Cassin Young are lumped together since there is no obvious connection, except that they are near each other. I just chalk it up as yet another defect of the list.
President George Washington gave the U.S.S. Constitution her name when she was launched in 1797. She is the world’s oldest floating commissioned naval vessel. No surprise that she is one of the 1,000 Great Places in Massachusetts.
Both kids had fun so I figured I would turn this visit into a GeekDad post: GeekDad Visits the U.S.S. Constitution. You can read more over there.