Old Ironsides and Some Boston Harbor Views

The superhero won us a harbor cruise at a United Way auction sponsered by one of the Boston architectural firms we work with and yesterday’s perfect 80F weather turned out to be the most perfect day.  The USS Constitution(known as Old Ironsides) was out for a tug supported cruise round the harbor to commenorate the War of 1812 and we got to see her sail right by our ship.  You can read more about her here… http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/USS_Constitution

We were also sitting in the water with quite a number of boats of all kinds who had come to see her brief cruise and gun salute.  The photos I took also include Castle Island – filled with onlookers and some other good size sailboats that were out in the water with us, as well as some views of the Boston skyline and the Rose Kennedy Greenway gardens and scupltures.  Hope you enjoy this brief glimpse into history on a summer Monday.

Old Ironsides

Castle Island filled with onlookers

Another sailing beauty

Rowe’s Wharf and International Place behind

Misting sculpture in the Rose Kennedy Greenway

A pop of pink

Gardens and cobbled paths

A far off city view


11 Responses to “Old Ironsides and Some Boston Harbor Views”

  1. angela August 20, 2012 at 3:35 pm #

    Awesome photos! I would love to visit there someday! It looks beautiful!

  2. Lisa Graham August 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Great tour via photos! I love the way boats look on water. I bought a treasured photograph from Maine years ago…foggy wonderful Maine.

    We should have asked your super hero to play our lottery ticket for us last week. The Kansas Lottery was up to some ridiculous 750 gagillion or whatever. I don’t play lotteries usually, but I did put in my 10 bucks at work. I wasn’t about to be the only one that showed up to work the next day.

  3. Lynn August 20, 2012 at 3:49 pm #

    Corrine, I love the photos! My dad grew up in “Southie” and I spent many a weekend tromping around Castle Island. 🙂 I’m glad you got enjoy such a nice day!

  4. deb August 20, 2012 at 4:12 pm #

    How lucky you are!!! Wanna hear something funny?? Old Ironsides and its occassional tug supported cruises was in an adventure story i finished not too long ago! Ofcourse in those adventure/history books you never really know what is truth and what is fiction so you have to take everything with a grain of salt so its nice to see that Old Ironsides does take a cruise now and then. Thanks for sharing! Hugs! deb

  5. Dorthe August 20, 2012 at 8:19 pm #

    Seems you had a wonderful day, boating and watching all kind of other beautiful boats,buildings and “gardens”
    Great that your hero won such a gorgeous cruising- must have been lovely on such a sunny day, dear Corrine.

  6. annie! August 20, 2012 at 11:41 pm #

    wonderful photos! i’m glad it was a beautiful day for you. and to think…old ironsides is still around. wow!

  7. caterina giglio digison August 21, 2012 at 3:44 pm #

    oh my it has been years and years since I have been to Boston, looks great and I must plan a trip sometime! that would be great fun wouldn’t it? x

  8. Annie August 21, 2012 at 6:03 pm #

    Wow, what beautiful sail boats, and what a fun day that was for you!! There is something so freeing about being out on a boat, and inspiring!

    Ps, thank you for the bday wishes!

  9. Jenny Lee August 21, 2012 at 6:08 pm #

    How pretty. I love the light in your photos – so seaside cloudy. What an interesting misting garden!

  10. Chris August 21, 2012 at 6:59 pm #

    This is so gorgeous! I love this kind of thing! Congrats for being able to do it. Your photos are great.

  11. Terrie -Creative Explorer August 21, 2012 at 7:27 pm #

    Great pics of a great day! And all for free….can’t beat that with a stick. And it was made all the more enjoyable that the weather cooperated….. It’s been years since I was in Boston and I don’t remember Castle Is, will have to visit it when we get back that way. Love the vicarious trip for now.

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