Saturday, July 4, 2015

Pretty Good Blow

Happy 4th!
This photograph was taken last week in a bit of an early morning gale at Fort Allen Park on the Eastern Prom, overlooking Casco Bay. Want to enjoy an ice coffee perusing the Portland Press Herald or just be alone with your thoughts, this is the place. Seen here is the masthead of the USS Portland, a cruiser commissioned in 1933. It was the only US ship to see action in all four aircraft battles in the Pacific: Coral Sea, Midway, Eastern Solomons and Santa Cruz islands in 1942. The ship was heavily damaged at Guadalcanal in November of that year.
Today we're heading to Bonnie and Paul's annual 4th of July soiree. We're bringing the biggest watermelon we can find. Then this evening we're off to the concert series "Summer in the Park" in Freeport. The Mavericks are on the bill. I'm in the mood for a little country music with a Latin twist.
How about you?
Second best part?
It's free!
Enjoy this Saturday whatever you are doing.

25 comments:

  1. You have a busy day planned. Happy Fourth of July!
    Hope you see William's Ottawa Daily Photo today!

    Janis
    GDP

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  2. Happy 4th; enjoy the day!!

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  3. Thanks for the story, I didn't know about the USS Portland glorious past.
    Happy Fourth of July!

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  4. Happy Fourth, Birdman, and good luck with the watermelon seeds unless you're planning to pick up one of those seedless varieties. :-)

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  5. Thanks for the history. Happy Independence Day to you, the now independent retired couple.

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  6. Interesting story re the masthead. Hope you have a good time on this 4th of July!

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  7. enjoy all the festivities and be safe!

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  8. Hi Birdman, Neat photo! I enjoy pics with a nautical association. Happy 4th of July to you and yours.

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  9. Happy 4th! Enjoy the friends and the concert!

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  10. Free is always good!
    Enjoy your day. We will stay home and try to keep cool.
    MB

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  11. Interesting that the masthead is now on land! Have a great Fourth of July!

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    1. *read your blog today. FUNNY guy!

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  13. Good flag shot! Enjoy your day! I'm working today and of to the pub this evening I hope.

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  14. Sounds like you have a wonderful day planned! Enjoy it!

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  15. I'll say! The air is still here in NJ. The town where my sister lives has a big fireworks show and I'll try to get some shots tonight.

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  16. Happy 4th!
    I'm making chili for a camping trip next week, then going out for the best burgers in town.

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  17. Belated happy 4th of July Birdman, bet you had a brilliant day!

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  18. Belated happy 4th of July Birdman, bet you had a brilliant day!

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  19. Hope you had a wonderful Fourth of July!

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  20. Happy Fourth of July, Birdman.

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