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By Frederick N. Rasmussen and Frederick N. Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | October 23, 2004
It's been more than a century since the three masts of the 186-foot Constellation loomed over historic Annapolis. And if all goes as planned, the historic sloop of war built in 1854 as the Navy's last all-sail fighting ship will return to Annapolis on Tuesday, tying up along the Naval Academy's Farragut Seawall after being towed there from its permanent berth in the Inner Harbor. The Constellation's six-day visit marks the first time the vessel has left local waters since 1955, and in recent years, its perambulations have taken it no farther than the Key Bridge.
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NEWS
By SLOANE BROWN | May 28, 2006
If only the 19th-century sailors who served aboard the USS Constellation had had it as good as the guests at the USS Constellation Museum's "7th Annual Blast!" Large dining tables were set up fore and aft, gold tablecloths fluttering in the breeze. There was a raw bar, and a dinner buffet of poached salmon, grilled veggies and other edible delights. And, not only a regular bar, but also two others -- one with designer beers, the other with margaritas and cosmopolitans. Partygoers included museum president Herbert Frerichs and board members Dave Beck, Nancy Bloom, Steve Bockmiller, Jack Elsby, Lou Miller, Paul Shea and Ed Tharp.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sandra Crockett and Sandra Crockett,Sun Staff | July 1, 1999
The USS Constellation's reappearance at Baltimore's Inner Harbor tomorrow couldn't happen on a better weekend.The return of the historic vessel, which was built in 1854, will be among the highlights of the city's Fourth of July celebration.The USS Constellation is the last all-sail warship built by the U.S. Navy. It was in need of major repairs, which have now been completed. The $9 million restoration took place in Locust Point over nearly three years.The naval vessel was active for 100 years.
NEWS
By Rafael Alvarez and Rafael Alvarez,SUN STAFF | March 5, 1997
Retired men have a passion for watching the labor of men who have not yet put work behind them. And the misty riverbanks of Fort McHenry are a magnet for retired men.Every morning, a bunch of old-timers shows up to walk the grounds (many on doctor's orders, although they've yet to see a doctor out for a walk); to talk about stuff that people don't seem to care about anymore; and to keep a close eye on life inside Baltimore's star fort.Favorite topics include visiting geese from Canada, middle-of-the-workday lovers tumbling beneath trees along the sea wall, and which version of the American flag may be flying on any given day. Their current obsession: the snail's pace of construction of a 60,000-square-foot maintenance shed a stone's throw from the statue of Orpheus.
NEWS
By Frank D. Roylance and Frank D. Roylance,SUN STAFF | July 3, 1999
A fit and spiffy Constellation came home yesterday, welcomed by the cheers and applause of thousands who lined the promenades along the Inner Harbor.Its flags and streamers snapping in a southwest wind, the 1854 warship tied up at the end of Constellation Dock at 11: 45 a.m., ending 2 1/2 years of repairs and a careful restoration to its Civil War appearance."
NEWS
By Fred Rasmussen and Fred Rasmussen,SUN STAFF | March 20, 1996
Donald F. Stewart, whose former role as director of the warship Constellation has been both praised and criticized, died Sunday of lung cancer at Fairfax (Va.) General Hospital. The Herndon, Va., resident was 67.Mr. Stewart, who made his home in Virginia after leaving Baltimore 10 years ago, was known for his flamboyant maritime dress and self-declared title of Rear Admiral of the Maryland Naval Militia, which he created.He was noted for his vigorous promotion of claims that the Constellation's lineage dated to 1797.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Sloane Brown | August 6, 2000
What do you get when you combine ancient Egypt and modern Hawaii in the middle of Baltimore's Patterson Park? Throw in some crocodiles (OK, swimming performers in croc costumes) and Hula Monsters (a Hawaiian swing country western band), and you've got a shindig worthy of raising some $12,000 for the Fells Point Creative Alliance, a community-based nonprofit that presents and promotes the arts and humanities. The evening began with a wowza performance of the synchronized swimming spectacular "Cleopatra: Life on the Nile" at the Patterson Park swimming pool.
NEWS
August 27, 2006
Constellation berths at Academy In 1879, The Sun reported that the USS Constellation arrived in Annapolis on Aug. 29 as a training ship for the U.S. Naval Academy. The 179-foot ship had been commissioned in 1855 to patrol the West African coast for slave trader ships. Now the Constellation was anchored in the Severn River and had a berth for Rear Adm. George B. Balch, the academy superintendent. He had sailed with the storied vessel for 10 days to examine its workings. Midshipmen learned the ropes on it until 1893.
ENTERTAINMENT
By Jennifer Duel | November 22, 2001
Civil War Santa Celebrate Christmas Civil-War-style this weekend on the USS Constellation, Pier 1, at the Inner Harbor. A Civil War Santa, dressed in red, white and blue, will share his own memories of wartime celebrations of the holiday as well as written accounts by sailors, soldiers and civilians. Living-history interpreter Kevin Rawlings portrays Santa. In addition, visitors young and old are welcome to share their Christmas wish list with Santa in the historic captain's cabin and enjoy refreshments.
NEWS
August 20, 1991
Owen J. Nugent Sr., a retired consultant for the Crown Cork and Seal Co., died Saturday after a brief illness at the Stella Maris Hospice. He had moved to the hospice from Govans more than two years ago.A Mass of Christian burial for Mr. Nugent, who was 98, will be offered at 10 a.m. tomorrowat St. Mary's Roman Catholic Church, 5502 York Road in Govans.He retired in 1961 from Crown Cork and Seal, where he had served as foreman of the cork grinding department earlier in his 38-year career.
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