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  1. The spirit of Pooh-Bah lives ! :happy: Shall...

    The spirit of Pooh-Bah lives ! :happy: Shall we call you our "Grand Exhausted Leader" ? (with a tip of the fez to Stan Laurel in Sons of the Desert)
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    Many years ago I had both of my parents go down...

    Many years ago I had both of my parents go down with their final illnesses within weeks of each other (different ailments). This was just as I was starting my own family, so I was trying to help them...
  3. I recommend it! Here is a photo of my choice...

    I recommend it! Here is a photo of my choice made many years ago on a visit to the museum and ship -- for someone in the lofty position of Admiral of the Blue, I'd recommend the one with the...
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    Sticky: "I'd like to thank the Admiralty....my agent...."...

    "I'd like to thank the Admiralty....my agent...." :beer: :drinks: Belly up to the bar boys!
  5. Holiday Discount at USS Constitution Museum Store

    15% off for shoppers (25% for members) and free shipping for purchases over $25 in USS Constitution online store.....ho ho ho.....please see announcement and link:

    Holiday Savings at the Online...
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    DB -- Regrettably I can relate to what you say....

    DB -- Regrettably I can relate to what you say. Stay strong.
    B.
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    Parkinson's Law Redux

    British Naval Historian Cyril Northcote Parkinson wrote what became known as Parkinson's Law: "Work expands so as to fill the time available for its completion." I mistakenly thought I would get SO...
  8. I recently found a box of GHQ Age of Sail models...

    I recently found a box of GHQ Age of Sail models I bought years ago but never assembled -- they are on my "to do" list for the future, although the way things are going I'll be 105 years old by the...
  9. Spanish Fort that "Ate" British Cannon Balls

    Please see the Atlas Obscura article below:

    https://getpocket.com/explore/item/the-mystery-of-florida-s-cannonball-eating-spanish-fort?utm_source=pocket-newtab
  10. USS Constitution Museum Historian at Home Video Building Ship Models

    Here is a video of USS Constitution Museum's historian at home building models of the period:

    https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=D0I1zj6KTpg
  11. This news makes me happy! There is so much there...

    This news makes me happy! There is so much there to enjoy. BTW -- the virtual tour on the 28th is of the museum itself -- it is a building adjacent to where Old Ironsides is docked. They have done...
  12. For those interested in this program, it is being...

    For those interested in this program, it is being done on Zoom and Facebook live. To be sent a Zoom link, please register here:

    https://zoom.us/webinar/register/WN_WqHaKhRZQBCIYBCMqE4S3w
  13. Hi David, Here are some links to try: USS...

    Hi David,
    Here are some links to try:

    USS Constitution Museum YouTube Channel:
    https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCiXT6-9R6lhTNGXkv1AjMfw

    USS Constitution Museum Facebook:...
  14. Virtual Program on International Sailors Serving on USS Constitution

    Please see announcement and description of free educational event on December 3rd about non-US born sailors historically serving on Old Ironsides:
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  15. Virtual Tour of USS Constitution Museum Nov. 28th

    Please see the announcement below for the details on a free virtual tour of the USS Constitution Museum:

    New Virtual Tour: Anatomy of Victory

    A national icon for more than 200 years, USS...
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    Well, first and foremost I am an Anchorage man --...

    Well, first and foremost I am an Anchorage man -- and the possibility of some of the ships DB mentions are heartening -- if they happen. If Ares gives priority to their new pirate line, I am not sure...
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    I don't have a lot of interest in a Pirates line...

    I don't have a lot of interest in a Pirates line either -- unless we are talking about Barbary pirates. No mention of addressing the American market with ships of the War of 1812, Quasi War, or...
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    DB -- as long as you are working on that other...

    DB -- as long as you are working on that other stuff -- how about working on getting me a winning lottery ticket ?? :happy:
  19. Thread: HMS Victory

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    Thanks Chris.

    Thanks Chris.
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    Veteran's Day

    Here in the U.S. November 11 is Veteran's Day. I would like to remember and honor my Dad -- World War II veteran Chief Petty Officer George H. Brown, US Navy. His service medals include the...
  21. Thread: HMS Victory

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    OK, looks like I'm going to have to pay full...

    OK, looks like I'm going to have to pay full price for a copy!
  22. Thread: HMS Victory

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    You must have gotten the last one, Rob as it is...

    You must have gotten the last one, Rob as it is now listed there as "out of stock" .... ah well.....
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    Sticky: Thanks! Pour out your favorite celebratory...

    Thanks! Pour out your favorite celebratory beverage on me!
    B.
  24. Modeler Resources from USS Constitution Museum

    Here are extensive, detailed resources from the USS Constitution Museum for modelers. Armament details, rigging, etc.(keep scrolling down for more info) :
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  25. USS Constitution Museum Document Acquisition

    The USS Constitution Museum has announced the acquisition of many documents from the early days of Old Ironsides service. Here is the announcement:

    "Museum Acquires Outstanding Collection of Early...
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