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LITTLE KNOWN TIDBIT OF NAVAL HISTORY

The U.S.S. Constitution  (Old Ironsides), as a combat vessel, carried 48,600 gallons of fresh water for her crew of 475 officers and men. This was sufficient to last six months of sustained operations at sea. She carried no evaporators (I.e. Fresh water distillers).

However, let it be noted that according to her ship’s log, “On July 27, 1798, the U.S.S.Constitution sailed from Boston with a full complement of 475 officers and men, 48,600 gallons of fresh water, 7,400 cannon shot, 11,600 pounds of black powder and 79,400 gallons of rum.”

Her mission: “To destroy and harass English shipping.”

Making Jamaica on 6 October, she took on 826 pounds of flour and 68,300 gallons of rum.

Then she headed for the Azores , arriving there 12 November. She provisioned with 550 pounds of beef and 64,300 gallons of Portuguese wine.

On 18 November, she set sail for England … In the ensuing days she defeated five British men-of-war and captured and scuttled 12 English merchant ships, salvaging only the rum aboard each.

By 26 January, her powder and shot were exhausted. Nevertheless, although unarmed she made a night raid up the Firth of Clyde in Scotland . Her landing party captured a whisky distillery and transferred 40,000 gallons of single malt Scotch aboard by dawn. Then she headed home.

The U.S.S. Constitution arrived in Boston on 20 February 1799, with no cannon shot, no food, no powder, no rum, no wine, no whisky, and 38,600 gallons of water.

GO NAVY!

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" Old St. Croix "   …  Vintage Rum Advertisement [Circa 1944]

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fuckyeahtiki:

These are the 17 best Tiki bars in America

as present by Thrillist.com:

"Since the day old Trader Vic and his boy Don the Beachcomber decided that bars were way cooler when they ceased to be grimy dens of sin and transformed into faux-tropical wonderlands, the Tiki bar has been embedded in American drink culture. They’re places where men can be men… while drinking fruity drinks out of pineapples and wearing tacky floral shirts. Fewer bar scenes have as rabid a following as Tikis, and with the scene seeing an upswing in popularity, we’ve decided to track down 17 of the best Tiki temples in the U.S. Then we drank a lot of rum."

Some fantastic Tiki Bars in this list… but they could have easily expanded it to 20.

Foundation and Hala Kahiki could have been some worthy additions! Not to mention Trader Sam’s, Trader Vic’s and Don the Beachcomber!

Click here —->17 Best Tiki Bars for the list!

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fuckyeahtiki:

Rum is Tiki sez I
Art by Matt Howse (Spider Murphys Tattoo)

fuckyeahtiki:

Rum is Tiki sez I

Art by Matt Howse (Spider Murphys Tattoo)

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" Pin Up Mermaid " …  Artist:  AtraxLanthier on DeviantArt

samiilamorte:

Doug Horne another one of my favorite Tiki and lowbrow artists <3 #tiki #tikiart #doughorne #art #lowbrow #hawaiian #monkeys #tikibar #artist

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" Issuing Rum to Royal Navy Sailors &#8212; 1933 "

" Issuing Rum to Royal Navy Sailors — 1933 "

" Seven Tiki Drink Recipes "  …..  Magazine article with drink recipes.

" This Mermaid’s been Partying with Sailors way too much !! "  ….  Ink on Wood by Artist:  Christine Larsen 

" Siren Spiced Rum "   &#8230;&#8230;  Retro Rum Label Tee Shirt

" Siren Spiced Rum "   ……  Retro Rum Label Tee Shirt

" Sailor Jerry’s Mermaid "

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Un port, une femme, un tonneau de rhum &#8230;. toute une chanson&#160;! 
Photo taken during a festival of sailor songs in Paimpol, France by: sko-louam on Flickr.

Un port, une femme, un tonneau de rhum …. toute une chanson ! 

Photo taken during a festival of sailor songs in Paimpol, France by: sko-louam on Flickr.

anniecarbo:

Marin // Sailor

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fuckyeahtiki:

While searching for the source of my last post, I found another of Maly Siri’s fabulous artwork!

Mai Tai anyone? Offerred by the Queen of Hollywood Island by Maly Siri

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