Navy Ship to Visit Gloucester Schooner Festival

020309-N-8590G-004 At sea with USS Fort McHenry (LSD 43) Mar. 9, 2002 -- USS Fort McHenry participates in Blue-Green Workups, the semi-annual amphibious integration training period between the USS Essex (LHD 2) Amphibious Ready Group (ARG) and the embarked 31st Marine Expeditionary Unit (MEU).  The Fort McHenry is forward deployed to Sasebo, Japan.  U.S. Navy photo by Photographer's Mate Airman Gary B. Granger.  (RELEASED)
U.S. Navy photo by Photographer’s Mate Airman Gary B. Granger. (RELEASED)

It wasn’t built in Essex, Massachusetts and has never been powered solely by the ocean’s breezes. But that doesn’t mean the USS Fort McHenry won’t receive plenty of attention during the upcoming Gloucester Schooner Festival that begins Tomorrow, Friday, September 4, 2015, according to an article on GloucesterTimes.com.

The Fort McHenry, a 610-foot long, 84-foot wide Whidbey Island Class dock landing ship that weighs in at 16,261 tons, will be one of the premier attractions at the 31st Gloucester Schooner Festival throughout the weekend.

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