The USS Constitution Museum in Charlestown, MA ,has a wonderful blog with great stories of life on the high seas, one right after the other. Parents, this is fun reading for kids interested (or not) in maritime history. These are sailors’ yarns galore about every topic from sick bay to food onboard to uniforms and the clothes of common sailors. All of them are captivating to a young mind ready to hear stories about far-away times and places and people.
Here is just a sample of the topics that appear on the blog: Irish on Old Ironsides; Black Sailors During the War of 1812; Sick Bay: Where Away?; Red Flannel Forever!; Some Notes on Nave Biscuit; All That Glitters: The US Navy Uniform Regulations; Larks, Frolics, and Playing Tricks; A Stoved Boat; and much more.