• Erik.W. Tofsrud

Farewell to Boston, MA


Entering Smithers

On the last day in Boston I took a historic cruise tour around Boston Harbor. It was a very interesting briefing and it gave me a better understating of Boston's 384 years old history.

When three tea ships, the Dartmouth, the Eleanor, and the Beaver, arrived in Boston Harbor, 223 years ago on December 16, the colonists demanded that the tea be returned to England. After Massachusetts Governor Thomas Hutchinson refused, Patriot leader Samuel Adams organized the “Boston Te Party” with about 60 members of the Sons of Liberty, his underground resistance group. The British tea dumped the 342 chests in Boston Harbor was valued at some $18,000.

This took place where the greenish building is located in the middle of the picture. The buildings to the left is the expansion of Boston in an area called Seaport. It is a mixture of office building and condos.

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