USS Constitution went underway for a sailing demonstration in Boston Harbor on Friday morning. Old Ironsides fired her traditional 21-gun salute off Fort Independence at Castle Island with the ship’s topsails set as she traversed through the harbor. The demonstration is part of Chief Petty Officer Heritage Week and the last time Constitution will show her sails until 2018 after a multi-year restoration. Her final tour in the harbor (sans sails, that will be put away) will be on October 17th. HUZZAH!
Old North’s Steve Ayres was onboard(!) and shares these action images.