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Re: I saw the USS Constitution under sail!
Apparently they haven't sailed her under her own sails since 1997. http://www.history.navy.mil/commemor.../USSC-sail.pdf
We are very lucky to still have her and if it wasn't for a poem she would be long gone. The navy tried to dispose of her so many times and each time she was saved. Now she has a permanent commission thanks to FDR and a Congressional order to maintain her, she should be around for a very long time.