USS Constellation Baltimore Reviews
Flagship of the US African Squadron - Anti Slave Trade Jun 23, 2012
This is a must see when in Baltimore. We started our tour of the 4 ships here. I thought it was the best of all 4 because of it's history and timeline. During its high time, it was charged with intercepting vessels engaged in slave trade off the coast of west Africa. History of the ship records that while in West African waters, the Constellation captured 3 slave ships, 1 of which had on board 705 African slaves destined for the Americas.
We started the tour with a short time at the museum right at the entrance. It is a one way in and another out so no coming back to where you entered. Take time to look at the museum, it is informative and has some artifacts from way back when.
The ship has four different levels each with interesting functions. I took quite a few shots at different levels, see if you can identify anything you see. Highly recommended.
PS: “Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things that you didn't do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” Mark Twain
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