BOSTON (April 4, 2021) Aviation Structural Mechanic Seaman Jennifer Martinez gives a virtual tour and Easter egg hunt aboard USS Constitution. Photo by U.S. Navy Mass Communication Specialist 3rd Class Alec Kramer.
Active-duty sailors hosted a virtual Easter egg hunt on the USS Constitution Sunday.
The USS Constitution is the oldest commissioned ship in the United States Navy, first launching on Oct. 21, 1797. She has been closed to the public during the coronavirus pandemic, so virtual tours on the Navy’s Facebook page are the only way people can see inside.
Crew members guided their live audience on a tour of the ship, sharing informative and sometimes quirky historical facts, such as how much water Naval officers were allowed to take from the scuttlebutt each day (and the fact that “buttload” is an actual measurement). Bright plastic Easter eggs are hidden throughout the background, encouraging viewer participation and offering more tidbits about Old Ironsides — and candy for the sailors, of course.
During normal operations, sailors stationed aboard the Constitution provide free tours and public visitation to more than half a million people each year.
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