Along the Freedom Trail
April 7, 2017
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I believe the proper term is "a fizzle" of dismounted cannon, which described the scene at Charlestown dry dock, where Old Iron Sides is getting de-wormed, re-coppered, dis-masted, and whatnot.
Don't tell the Navy: they may be undercharging for the purchase of a US flag that you get to raise, with a uniformed sailor, above the oldest commissioned ship in the fleet-- creating a priceless gift for a patriot.
After, we made our way to the End of the Freedom trail, on a little hill, so close to Boston that if you were digging trenches on it in the middle of a summer night, a general out for a stroll on Beacon Hill could hear, across the water, the sounds of the shovels hitting the earth.