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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 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.
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HARB_040510_009.JPG: A new bridge is going up
HARB_040510_018.JPG: The container ships were fascinating
HARB_040510_024.JPG: This is the National Park Service visitor center for Fort Sumter
HARB_040510_045.JPG: The aircraft carrier here, the USS Yorktown, is a tourist attraction now. It is part of the items available for tours on Patriots Point.
HARB_040510_109.JPG: Fort Moultrie is on the right
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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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2004 photos: Equipment this year: I bought two Fujifilm S7000 digital cameras. While they produced excellent images, I found all of the retractable-lens Fuji models had a disturbing tendency to get dust inside the lens. Dark blurs would show up on the images and the camera had to be sent back to the shop in order to get it fixed. I returned one of the cameras when the blurs showed up in the first month. I found myself buying extended warranties on cameras.
Trips this year: (1) Margot and I went off to Scotland for a few days, my first time overseas. (2) I went to Hawaii on business (such a deal!) and extended it, spending a week in Hawaii and another in California. (3) I went to Tennessee to man a booth and extended it to go to my third Fan Fair country music festival.
Number of photos taken this year: 110,000.