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Re: I saw the USS Constitution under sail!
The ship is a national treasure. Would anyone really take a chance on grounding her? If you were responsible for the ship, would you entrust it to be sailed in open water by a crew with 15 minutes worth of actual tall ship sailing time?
"A ship is safe in harbour, but that’s not what ships are for" – Grace Hopper (Rear Admiral, USN) - Also seen as attributed to William Shedd
And for my tax dollars, I want more than 17 minutes.