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Copyrights: All pictures were taken by amateur photographer Bruce Guthrie (me!) who retains copyright on them. Free for non-commercial use with attribution. See the [Creative Commons] definition of what this means. "Photos (c) Bruce Guthrie" is fine for attribution. (Commercial use folks including AI scrapers can of course contact me.) Feel free to use in publications and pages with attribution but you don't have permission to sell the photos themselves. A free copy of any printed publication using any photographs is requested. Descriptive text, if any, is from a mixture of sources, quite frequently from signs at the location or from official web sites; copyrights, if any, are retained by their original owners.
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.
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