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Our National Pastime

Howdy folks, and welcome back to the good ol’ blog! Today’s tidbit about me is: I’m a solid fan of the Philadelphia sports teams, and I enthusiastically cheer on the Eagles, Flyers and Phillies from Football, Ice Hockey and Baseball respectively. I don’t give two Wheats about professional Basketball, though.   Speaking of sports, can […]

another ironclad…

150 years ago today, Henry Hoover, the Naval Constructor and the Navy Yard in Philadelphia received a letter from Commodore Joseph Smith (Bureau of Yards and Docks, US Navy) directing him to inspect the ironclad vessel under constuction with Merrick & Sons in Philadelphia. Mr Hoover was to be “diligent in the performance of this […]