We hopped off the trolley at the USS Constitution. What a glorious old ship!
Down another deck we found where the men slept --
hammocks like cocoons hung waiting for weary bodies.
The captain's quarters were much nicer!
Apparently Old Ironsides was used as a model for the movie "Master and Commander"
and I could envision her on the open seas.
A little history....
After leaving the ship we walked over to the USS Constitution Museum,
passing this dry dock where they built ships.
The museum was wonderful -- great displays and a fabulous gift shop where we purchased several postcards and souvenirs.steaming tea kettle. You can't see the steam in this photo, but there was steam coming from it! The kettle was built in 1873 for the Oriental Tea Company. (Lucky Starbucks for securing that location!)
So ended our day in Boston. It was a great start to our vacation!
Next stop -- Mystic, Connecticut!