Wealthy Seek to Muzzle Old Ironsides
You can just feel the contempt the Boston councilman has for this complaint. You go guy! From Richard Weir at the Boston Herald:
The Herald reported on Saturday that the 204-foot-long vessel, formally called the USS Constitution, is under attack by residents in a nearby condo complex for being an ear-sore…The homeowners have pleaded with the commanding officer of the nation’s oldest commissioned navel vessel to eliminate the cannon blasts on weekends, reduce the amount of gunpowder charge used at other times and lower the volume of recorded playings of the national anthem during daily flag raising and lowering ceremonies…
“You are moving into a Navy Yard. Come on,” (Boston Councilor Sal) LaMattina said. “I would imagine them knowing about the Constitution being there . . . It’s absolutely ridiculous that people are complaining of Old Ironsides shooting the cannons.”
Yours truly lives right next to the Railroad tracks in one of the world’s historic Railroad Junctions, where the train roles by at least 3-4 times a day, often in the middle of the night. Its a part of history. You get used to it. And I love it!