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whitejamest14 Aug 2019 7:20 a.m. PST

I took a trip to Washington DC recently to visit family, and while there I spent some time ogling the ship models at the American History Museum. I posted photos for those who can't make the trip themselves. The exhibit covers all of American maritime history from colonial days through the present, but I've mostly focused on the age of sail, since that is where my primary interest lies.

In addition to the lovely models, the museum also houses a genuine 19th century whaleboat, courtesy of the Mystic Seaport Museum (that's definitely a worthwhile trip in itself!) and the gunboat Philadelphia. The latter exhibit is especially spectacular.

Hope it's of interest to some:




Personal logo ColCampbell Supporting Member of TMP14 Aug 2019 10:13 a.m. PST

Great photo tour! To me, the highlight were the pictures of the gondola Philadelphia!


Old Contemptible14 Aug 2019 6:17 p.m. PST

Smithsonian National Museum of American History

The Gunboat Philadelphia:


whitejamest15 Aug 2019 5:23 a.m. PST

Glad you liked it ColCampbell. Yes, the Philadelphia is pretty amazing to see. Can't have been a comfortable assignment back in 1776!

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