Public art encompasses any form of art you see in a public place, large or small, statues, murals, graffiti, gardens, parks, etc. The art should be visible from streets, sidewalks, or outdoor public places. Let your imagination and photographic eye show us diverse samples all over the world.

FEATURED BLOGGERS

Last week for PPAC #38 Prescott Timeline, I had a marvelous response from all of you. I want to say thank you to each of you for joining along in our challenge.  Here are the featured bloggers for this week.  Their posts really grabbed my attention. They are all worthy of a second or third look.

Thank you so much for your 68 comments to PPAC #38 last week.

PHOTOGRAPHIAS
MESSY GARDENER BLOG
WHAT RHYMES WITH STANZA?
RAMBLINGS OF A RARING WRITER
SOUTHWEST RAMBLER

My Choices for PPAC #39: Old Boats

My desire to spend time on an old boat is zero, but touring them is a fun excursion. I’ve been on three in the last few years.

San Salvador – San Diego, CA

My friends call ourselves the History Girls because we were all history consultants in different California County Offices of Education. We started in our roles at about the same time and continued to travel as friends after we all had left the county offices to pursue other careers and interests.

Photo of the History Girls taken by Russel Ray, a blogger friend in San Diego
L to R Leslie, Laurie, Debbie, and Marsha.

Here is a little bit of information about the San Salvador. The original San Salvador is the oldest of the three old ships in today’s post.

In 1542 Jean Rodriguez Cabrillo was the first European to explore the coast of California. Cabrillo discovered San Diego Bay on September 28 of that same year and claimed the land for Spain. Continuing northward, he landed on Santa Catalina Island on October 7th then continued north as far as the Russian River, Cabrillo died on Santa Catalina Island of an infected injury on January 3, 1543.

This San Diego tour was more of a work in progress than a tour. As we walked into the area, there were educational tents set up before we got to the boat. It was like an outdoor museum with a few hands-on activities like knot tying. You will see that Manny was quite taken by the knot-tying lessons and the scaffolding.

Susan Constant – Jamestown, VA

This tour was part of the Colonial Williamsburg Teacher’s Training I attended with about 30 fifth and eighth-grade teachers from around the country.

About sixty years after Carillo from Spain discovered the coast of California three ships sailed for six months to the eastern shore of the continent from England in May 1607. The three boats together had room for 105 passengers and 39 crew. The boat we saw was also a re-creation completed in 1991. The original boat was about one year old when it sailed to the New World.

After dropping off its passengers to establish the British colony in Jamestown along the James River, the flagship, the Susan Constant, returned to England and continued its career as a trading ship.

USS Constitution – Boston, MA

This final tour happened during a trip to plan for the National Council for the Social Studies Conference in 2014. I went early to meet up with Eunice, a blogging friend from the area.

Eunice and Marsha

Nearly two hundred years after Susan Constant landed in Jamestown, the USS Constitution was launched from Boston Harbor in October 1797. By that time, the United States was an independent country and ready to roar. The USS Constitution was one of the first six warships constructed by the new country. Gaining fame in the War of 1812 for defeating four British frigates, it was nicknamed “Old Ironsides” because of its nearly indestructible iron construction. This is not a reconstruction and U. S. Naval officers still serve on it. It sails around the harbor for special occasions.

USS Constitution – the nation’s oldest commissioned warship

From exploring ships to trading ships to warships, these three types of ships shaped the world as we know it today.

Ships continue to be important. In addition, over the years ships supported migration, colonization, imperialism, world population growth via the transportation of food between countries, and science

A note about helping Ukrainians

“Many of us have already donated to Aid Agencies. But another Rebecca, blogging as Fake Flamenco drew another charity to my attention: World Central Kitchen: Chefs for Ukraine are providing hot nourishing meals to those in flight: and other chefs, in other places torn apart by war or natural disaster, undertake similar work. There are more suggestions here.”

Margaret 21 FROM PYRENEES TO PENNINES Check out her post!

Upcoming at Always Write

  • Story Chat – the fervent conversations about “Sweet Feeling” by Yvette Prior continues this week. At the end of them month, the summary will include at least one of your comments with links to your latest blog post.
  • WQW continues this week to focus on food, taste, recipes – fly with it! For upcoming topics for 2022 check my WQW page.
  • Coming soon an inteview with 12-year-old Olive, the famous bull rider in my last Sunday Stills Post.
  • We have friends staying with us from CA from March 11-15, so if I’m slow in answering comments and getting out posts, I hope you’ll understand and forgive me.

Now it’s your turn

You don’t have to choose boats as your topic this week for PPAC. Take us on your virtual tour and share the public art you’ve found. It’s a blast. Thanks for participating and have a wonderful week blogging.


64 responses to “PPAC # 39: Old Boats”

  1. Story Chat Y2 Summary – “Sweet Feeling” by Yvette Prior – Marsha Ingrao – Always Write Avatar

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  2. Julie Avatar

    When I lived in San Diego, I would see old boats along the harbor. I never really thought about it as a art at the time but you have convinced me. The U.S.S. looks like a barebones building with all its triangles but it floats. And oh hi, Manny :-).

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Hi Miss Julie. That boat should be all done and out sailing. Tell me if you see it. Love, Manny. It was something we stumbled on at the time. It was a fun mini-tour.

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  4. philosophy through photography Avatar

    Love the various angle clicks of the ship.
    Thank you Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thank you so much. I get carried away sometimes.

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  5. Teresa Avatar

    Hey Marsha, I have here another entry to this week’s PPAC: https://mywanderings.travel.blog/2022/03/15/being-a-tourist-in-my-own-city/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You are super duper ambitious.

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      1. Teresa Avatar

        Sometimes I can be haha

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          ☘️☘️☘️

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Love this!

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  8. Anne Fraser @theplatinumline.blog Avatar
    Anne Fraser @theplatinumline.blog

    I love old sailing ships. I have some saints for you this week. https://www.theplatinumline.blog/the-seven-saints-of-st-pauls-bristol-art-trail/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Anne, your like button didn’t come up for me, but I love your post. It’s very moving. Thank you for sharing it. I left you a comment on your blog.

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  9. Gloria Avatar

    Thank you for mentioning my blog in your list of featured bloggers Marsha.
    I actually love boats. I know absolutely nothing about them, but I love looking at them. I find it so calming for some reason. I’ve lots of photos here and there of many types of boats. Not all old boats though.
    It’s lovely that you and the History Girls met up for some quality time. You all look very happy in the photo. I learned about knots when I was a scout leader a few years ago so I would’ve liked that part of the tour. Poor Teddy! Hahaha!
    Not sure I would climb the scaffolding though.
    The history of the boats are very interesting. Fine vessels they are too. You’re right when you say that ships were and still are important to us. I travelled on ships long before I flew.
    Great post Marsha.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      It’s interesting that you traveled on ships before you flew. I think I played on boats, but I didn’t travel by boat before I flew. I grew up in the Midwest and our main water was the Great Lakes. Even though they were large, they didn’t get you far enough from home. 🙂

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  13. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

    such a great post with wonderful history on San Salvador and the incredible boat, your labor of love as a teacher schlepping 30 kids to experience rich history forever in their hearts Marsha. My daughter misses her annual trips to Washington DC taking the 8th graders. fingers crossed it will happen again!
    Great ways to help Ukraine and not sure if you saw i posted David’s wife’s PayPal account for donations on my thursday post as well! 💖💖💖🌈🙏

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      I missed that because that is the day our company came. If I read, I scanned. I’ll have to take a closer look. 🙂 Our guest is half Ukranian and half Italian, so he is quite interested in what is going on over there.

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      1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

        all in good time… enjoy your guests. Wow… that has to be hard for him. 💖🌻🌻🌻🙏🌻🙏🌻

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          We had a good time in spite of the interruption to Vince’s work.

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          1. Cindy Georgakas Avatar

            oh so glad you did! 💖💖🌻

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  14. Jim Borden Avatar

    how nice to have a group of friends to go traveling with. those ships are quite impressive…

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Yes, I’ve been very blessed with great friends, Jim. It makes the experience much more enjoyable when you have someone to share it with. 🙂

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      1. Jim Borden Avatar

        I couldn’t agree more…

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        1. Marsha Avatar

          I like a person who is agreeable. 🙂

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            ☘️☘️☘️

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  15. Eunice Miller Avatar

    Thank you friend I am glad Boston was fun for you I was just out of shoulder surgery and here years later the other one is acting up lol I have to stop getting older xo

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  16. Manja Maksimovič Avatar

    Here is the second part of Fanor’s bronze statues in Rome. Thanks for your boats! Who knows where we meet next time.

    https://manjameximexcessive6.wordpress.com/2022/03/12/ppac-fanor-hernandez-in-rome-2/

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  19. Susan T. Braithwaite Avatar

    Fascinating post, Marsha! I see Manny had a great time exploring and learning new things. 🐻 🤩

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  20. Toonsarah Avatar

    Fascinating histories behind these old ships. I saw the Susan Constant in Jamestown but hadn’t heard of the other two. Thanks for the history lesson!

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  21. Photos by Jez Avatar

    Love seeing old sailing ships, Marsha 👏 & I hope Manny jumped off before they let the anchor go 😂 As soon as I saw your title, I thought of this old boat: https://jezbraithwaite.blog/2022/03/12/a-boat-as-a-planter-ppac-39/

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  24. Sofia Alves Avatar

    I’m fascinated by old boats, these are gorgeous.
    Thank you so much for the feature! This week I’m sharing something different.
    Here is mine:
    https://photographias.wordpress.com/2022/03/12/ppac-glasgow-12/

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  26. Aletta - nowathome Avatar

    Great photos and info Marsha!

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  27. Natalie Avatar

    Marsha, I read your post with great interest since I like learning about boats, ships, and their history. I love your group name the History Girls. Beautiful photos and so wonderful that you got to see the USS Constitution. Have a fun-filled week with your friends visiting from CA!

    My PPAC entry this week is three modern sculptures that have something to do with the sun, the moon and dreaming: https://natalietheexplorer.home.blog/2022/03/11/visoleil-moongarden-and-dreaming/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Thanks, Natalie. We are looking forward to it. They are on their way and should be here in about 2 hours.

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  28. Retirement Reflections Avatar

    When you donate to World Central Kitchen via Trip Advisor – Trip Advisor will match all donations received. Win-win!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s good to know. I should add that to my post.

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  29. Lins Doodles Avatar
    Lins Doodles

    I like old ships with al their masts and ropes and things.
    https://linsdoodles.wordpress.com/2022/03/11/ppac39/

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  30. Cee Neuner Avatar

    I adore this post Marsha. What a gorgeous old ship.
    I took my lead from you this week. I hope you enjoy it.
    https://ceenphotography.com/2022/03/11/ppac-39-old-boats/

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      Aren’t they fab? I do love old ships, trains, cars, etc. They are fun to photograph.

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      1. Cee Neuner Avatar

        I could easily photograph all of the above…. LOL But you already knew that.

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  32. Life with Alegria Avatar

    That’s a lot of naval history. That time as the new world was being discovered is filled with so many great stories. Coincidentally I posted just today about an old ship in the area here on Lake Ontario. It too comes with a wonderful story behind it. Thanks for sharing Marsha and also sharing about the chefs charity for Ukraine. What a great idea. Have a fabulous weekend!

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      You too, have a great weekend, Alegria. Thanks for the comment. Be sure and link your post, if you like. It will help people find it. 🙂

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      1. Life with Alegria Avatar

        Thanks very much Marsha! That’s very generous of you. Here’s the link https://lifewithalegria.com/2022/03/11/the-story-of-la-grande-hermine-dreams-lived-dreams-broken/
        🌸💕

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  33. restlessjo Avatar

    Fabulous sailing ships! I put my trust in World Central Kitchen too.

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    1. Marsha Avatar

      That’s good to know. I love Margaret’s idea.

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