My grandfather enjoyed working on model ships. His pride and joy was on a model of the USS Constitution, also known as “Old Ironsides”. This model was going to be be extra special because he was actually building the foremast with a piece from the real USS Constitution’s foremast.
Why is this ship important? Go to http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/historyupdat.htm to learn about some of “Old Ironsides'” history and exactly why it is so important to our history. And see http://www.ussconstitution.navy.mil/OldIronsidesGallery.htm for more pictures of the USS Constitution.
Here was my grandfather’s progress on his model of the USS Constitution as of October 2007: