USS Constitution @ Charlestown Navy Yard

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Excellent photography as usual, Donnie, and thanks for sharing it. I am intrigued to see what look like steps running up the bowsprit and have never seen that on a real ship or model if that is what they are.
 

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You are right - you know I saw that and didn't think much of it at the time, but now that you bring it back to my attention, you are correct, I have never seen anything like that before. I am wondering if that is temporary for re rigging. I wouldn't think so as it is painted and looks like it is built into the bowsprit.
 

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While not "common", those steps were used during the latter 18th and into the 19th centuries. I have seen some contemporary models that included them, and the occassional drawing. I'll try to dig back into my files when i get a moment to see what i can dredge up for you.
 
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I have just been reviewing the USS Constitution photos and I think IMG_4400 is an upper deck cannon up against the green Bukwarks. I am thinking of building the carriages for the upper deck. Am I correct in my assumption?

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I love visiting the Constitution, and do so frequently since I live fairly close in Connecticut. These are fantastic photos. I, too, was surprised about those steps on the bow sprit, and I have often wondered whether there were manropes alongside.

Bill
 

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Donnie - big THANKS for sharing these magnificent photos. Some incredible material in all of this. Cheers!!!
 

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Thanks for bringing this photos up.....I have to search much more often in all the valuable topics ......
These photos would be something for the media gallery.
 
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Danno71

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Donnie,
Thank you for the photos which will be very useful during my build. I will be going to see the Constitution in two weeks. Will try to take some photos as well.
Appreciate your contribution and your videos.
Best regards,
Dan
 

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Donnie, very good information about rigging in this series of photos, thank you.
 

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Thanks for the photos Donnie. I had not notice this forum till this morning. The photos will prove to be helpful on the Connie build. I see my pinnacle weathering is way off from the appearance in some the pictures. I’m going for a weathered look I guess. Thank you for the Devotional 9 as well. Happy Thanksgiving!
 
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