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HARB_030825_033.JPG: While Charleston has extensive zoning restrictions, neighboring Mount Pleasant has nothing. The building on the left was built for lawyers feeding off the tobacco settlement. The high-rises on the right are luxury apartments. The ranger told me that the places in there that you *didn't* want were about $825,000.
HARB_030825_043.JPG: Huge military transports flew overhead several times while I was on the boat going to Fort Sumter.
HARB_030825_060.JPG: This is Battery Park. The two buildings in the middle are identified in other photographs.
HARB_030825_083.JPG: The USS Yorktown is anchored here as a tourist attraction
HARB_030825_114.JPG: The cranes on the right are for unloading cargo ships. The white building in the middle is the South Carolina Aquarium. In front and to the left of it is the Fort Sumter visitor center.
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Description of Subject Matter: Facing new aggression from Barbary pirates in North Africa and French privateers, the United States established six naval yards in 1798. One of these was in Boston Harbor, opposite Boston in a town called Charlestown. But plans languished until the War of 1812 when Charlestown became a vast repair and maintenance facility, periodically building ships as well when necessary. In 1814, the USS Independence became the first ship built in the Charlestown yard. The economic fortunes of the harbor tended to increase during wartime and then become depressed in interim periods. In 1858, it built the USS Hartford which would serve as Admiral David Farragut's flagship during the Civil War. In 1897, the USS Constitution, known as "Old Ironsides," became permanently berthed at the yard. Charlestown Navy Yard's peak came in 1943, and it produced 170 vessels during World War II. Finally, however, the yard was closed in 1974. At that time, thirty acres were set aside for a national park to honor the site.
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2003 photos: Equipment this year: I decided my Epson digital camera wasn't quite enough for what I wanted. Since I already had Compact Flash chips for it, I had to find another camera which used CF chips. That brought me to buy the Fujifilm S602 Zoom in March 2003. A great digital camera, I used it exclusively for an entire year.
Trips this year: Three-week trip this year out west, mostly in Utah.
Number of photos taken this year: 68,000.