The first ship we visited was the USS Constellation, a Civil War ship. This was pretty awesome, I could show you a whole post worth of pictures but I won't. The craftsmanship was beautiful, especially in the captains quarters.
|demonstrating the guns (not cannon, as they corrected me) It was so loud!|
|The buffet in the captains quarters, there was a huge walnut table and chairs, a sideboard, and these padded benches, it was like a dinning room in a home.|
|The wheel of the Chesapeake, it was solid brass and shiny, it begged to be touched, but you are warned not to touch any brass on this ship.|
|both engines had names, this was Lil Abner, for some reason this made me laugh.|
|extremely tight quarters, those beds to not look comfy, plus you are sharing it with someone else, splitting your shifts, you have it for so many hours, then someone else does.|
|Imagine fitting through these? Little Monkey could just stand up in the doorway, so imagine me at 5'9 and Hubby at 6'2" trying to get through them. (smiles)|
|not sure what you would call this room, it is where everything happens|
|the torpedo's, notice the bunks above the torpedo's? Not the way I want to sleep!|
Next we stopped at the 7 Foot Lighthouse! I have never seen a lighthouse that is this style. Originally it was out on a shoal in the bay, with water all around. Three men lived here splitting the shifts and duties involved in the keeping of a lighthouse. It is really pretty, inside it is a museum, with lots of great information on Chesapeake Bay lighthouses, there are quite a few too!
|This was someones joke, it was at the bottom of the light house.|