As you read through online boat listings, you hopefully get a good sense of the condition that a boat is in and learn the basics about its make and model. What cannot be conveyed when a person sells a boat online is a vessel’s memories and history.
For example, a boat played a significant part in the writing of the Star Spangled Banner and it is possible that this boat passed form one owner to the other with little thought of its connection to that event.
The Fourth of July celebrates the adoption of the Declaration of independence and as you know probably know, America’s journey to true independence from Britain was just getting started on that day. Even after the Revolutionary War ended, we once again fought the British during the War of 1812 (which lasted into 1814).
It was during this war that Francis Scott Key wrote the Star Spangled Banner while watching the ramparts from a boat in 1814. Key was a lawyer and he had been asked to help obtain the release of a civilian from British custody. Along with John S. Skinner, a U.S. government agent, Key was able to et the British to release the civilian, however he a Skinner were kept aboard a truce ship while a battle raged on because the British were afraid the two would tell what they had learned (that The British were going to attack Baltimore).