Warships from the air shows many different type of ships in the US Navy circa 1934. They are at rest in the Charlestown Navy Yard in Boston, Massachusetts. Look closely you can see one in dry dock for repairs.
But the most famous of all warships is the one at the bottom. She is the USS Constitution or "Old Ironsides." At the moment she is in that dry dock above having some of her hull repaired.
Yearly she is taken out of her berth and "sailed" using the help of a tugboat. On the Fourth of July she "sails" to Fort Independence in Boston where she is saluted with cannons. She returns that salute to the fort. She also is taken one a year for a "turnabout" cruise to keep her weathered evenly on both sides.
She remains the oldest commissioned warship in the world.
Marblehead Lighthouse - Chandler Hovey Park
Marblehead Neck, Massachusetts
Marblehead Neck lighthouse was built in 1896 replacing a shorter lighthouse. There are 127 spiral steps to the top located in the central cylinder. The light is 105 feet tall and can shine up to 7 nautical miles out to sea.
This was posted for Thursday Challenge which as a weekly thematic collaboration of photographer / bloggers. This week's challenge is "lights."
If a horse could talk (Mr. Ed did) this horse in the top photo is probably saying to himself, "Mmmmmmmmmm this water is refreshing!" Notice the high long handle of the pump. Presumably it was the job of each horse cart/buggy owner to refill the trough after his or her horse was finished drinking. Ok so the Sepia Saturday prompt has a horse in it. I've covered that...
The church behind the horse and watering trough is steeped in history and of one legend.
The East Parish Church was originally established as the East Parish Meetinghouse. Today it still carries the name meetinghouse on some signage. The original meetinghouse was the 18th built in Massachusetts Colony in 1640. The name East Parish was given when Salisbury Plantation was divided into two parishes, the other being the West Parish, now part of Amesbury, Massachusetts. In 1720 a new East Parish Meetinghouse was built on this present day site but as that congregation outgrew the facility an even newer, the pres…
The one room schoolhouse on Newbury's Lower Common is surrounded with many trees ready to explode into fall colors. Posted for Thursday Challenge. Thursday Challenge is a weekly collaboration of photographer/bloggers. This week's challenge is "trees."
In 1976 this courthouse was subject of a terror attack. A bomb hidden inside collapsed the left corner of the building and windows were blown out.
As you can see, by the newer Google Earth image below, the old courthouse is in great shape. The scars of the bombing attack have faded and it is still used. It is the oldest regularly operating courthouse in the the country.