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December 12, 2008
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Even before I fell in love with photography I fell in love with history.  Starting in 5th grade with a book about the Red Baron I was hooked.  I soon read every book about WW 1 and WW 2 in the school library and then branched out to the local public library.  Recently I was in Texas and was asked if I’d be interested in visiting the USS Lexington Museum.  I jumped at the chance and I am very glad I did. 

The first aircraft carrier named Lexington (CV-2) was sunk in 1942 at the Battle of the Coral Sea, this Lexington (CV-16) was commissioned just a year later.  The Japanese gave her the name “The Blue Ghost” since they thought she was the same carrier they had sunk in the Coral Sea. 

There is a self guided tour of the ship that is fascinating, you get to visit a large portion of the ship and all along the way there are displays regarding the long history of this carrier.  Just be prepared to do a LOT of walking and be ready for a lot of very steep stairs and if you are tall, like I am, be ready to duck.

For more information please visit the website for the Lexington

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