Summer usually means cookouts and beaches. So while everyone's prepping their grills for Tuesday's Fourth of July festivities, we wanted to go out to sea.
Finally, we can't go out to sea without some songs to help us pass the time: a look at the rich history of sea shanties.
Lieutenant Commander Tim Anderson, executive officer of the USS Constitution.
Jacob Harned, gunner's mate seaman.
Margherita Desy, historian with the Naval History and Heritage Command.
Robert Mannino, president of the U.S. Lightship Museum, which owns the Nantucket Lightship in Boston.
Peter Brunk, former Coast Guard captain of the Nantucket Lightship.
Dr. John Kulig, director of adolescent medicine and pediatrician at the Floating Hospital for Children at Tufts Medical Center. He was instrumental in spearheading the writing of the new book, "The Boston Floating Hospital: How A Boston Harbor Barge Changed the Course of Pediatric Medicine."
George Emlen, music director of The Revels.
This program aired on July 3, 2017.