Wednesday was a bleak, rainy day . . . a good day to hang in and watch movies? No! After having been trapped in the house for a few days due to a stomach bug, I decided to venture out for a walk and get some fresh air!
Battleship Cove is a floating museum that houses the U.S.S. Massachusetts, the U.S.S. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr. and the submarine U.S.S. Lionfish.
The U.S.S. Massachusetts (nicknamed "Big Mamie" by her crewmembers) was built in the Fore River Shipyard in my hometown of Quincy, Massachusetts, and was launched in September, 1941. She fought in the Solomon Islands and the Philippines during World War II; it is also believed that she may have fired the the Navy's first and last 16 inch shells of the war.
The U.S.S. Joseph P. Kennedy, Jr.
Battleship Cove hosts hundreds of field trips, scout overnights, veterans' groups and tourists every year. Since 1965, it has added more educational exhibits to introduce the younger generations to the history and sacrifices made during World War II.
My sons on a scout overnight trip to the U.S.S. Massachusetts