This post is about the USS Constitution's sails. But there is a bit of a story that precedes it.
Small nuggets of fact often are below mountains of folklore. Getting to the nugget usually is impossible. So it is with most sea stories.
You probably have a friend who, if you met them today, you'd never befriend. They're lousy drunks, never help out, or have egos beyond description. Your friendship has that exclamation or wonderment factor: "why is this person, my friend?" On examinat
The Maine Coast taught me a n entire new way of speaking
Not all dreams originate in our subconscious.
This was not an ordinary boat that one could forget.
Most Blue Water sailors have at least one defining instant when they realize that their sense of control on the water is illusory.
There were nine very important things, according to my farther, that every green sailor needs to know.