July 4th Part 2 - USS Constitution 22 Gun Salute
04 July 2018 | Boston
July 4th dawned beautiful and warm. The Rain from the prior night was finished. About 9 am we were relaxing after breakfast on our mooring and suddenly there was a huge commotion coming down the harbor right past us. Two Boston Fire Dept fireboats were parading past spouting huge columns of water -- red white and blue columns! They were escorting the famous USS Constitution from its berth to the Fort for a 22 Gun Salute.
We sat in amazement at our good fortune to have a front row seat as it passed....and then Dave realized that we could drop our mooring and motor out to follow along. Which we did! So we motored with many many other boats to follow the parade of the two fireboats and the HUGE USS Constitution to the Fort at the mouth of the harbor where the 22 Gun salute and return salute was so loud that it vibrated one's sternum.
What a wonderful start to a perfect July 4th!