The flag flown by the Privateer Lynx was the same 15 star-15 stripe U. S. Flag which was over Fort McHenry during the War of 1812. In 1814, the flag was still there in the early morning after a major bombardment, signaling the Fort had held out and inspired the writing of the United States’ National Anthem, The Star Spangled Banner by Francis Scott Key.
Photo taken during a daysail on the Lynx at the Festival of Sail in Oswego, New York on Saturday, June 26, 2010. This photo shows two things, the red, white and blue of the U. S. flag and how well Aperture 3 can handle a bright, overcast sky.
Happy Birthday, America! To all those on holiday this weekend, be safe and see you all next week! Oh, and don’t forget the summer assignment…Travel Photography!!!
This is the best version, in my opinion, of Our National Anthem…