4th - 15th July 2013 - Boston Part 3- Boston Tea Party

Mon 15 Jul 2013 22:39
For our final day trip into Boston, Kenny dropped us off at Fore River Shipyard at Quincy and we took a 40 minute Ferry ride into Boston
Arriving by Ferry from Quincy into Boston Long Wharf
A walk around the ‘North End’ has a real Italian flavour, with numerous eateries and top class restaurants
The Union Oyster House is the oldest restaurant in Boston and the oldest restaurant in continuous service in the US and the doors have been open since 1826.
As we walked around Boston, we walked into Carmen Park, which is named in the recognition of William Carmen’s service to the community and his vision and leadership in creating the New England Holocaust Memorial.  The memorial is made of glass chimneys with every part of the glass encrypted with an individual number of each person murdered.
Remnants of Boston’s old over ground railway system which used to have the gangs (as seen on TV) hanging out beneath
The Boston Tea Party was a political protest by the Sons of Liberty in Boston on 1773.  The demonstrators, destroyed an entire shipment of tea sent by the East India Company, in defiance of the Tea Act of the same year.  They boarded the ships and threw the chests of tea into Boston Harbour, ruining the tea.  The British government responded harshly and the episode escalated into the American Revolution.  The Tea Party became an iconic event of American history.
The ‘official site’ of the Boston Tea Party – Ships and Museum.          A re-enactment of the “tea throwing”
Time for a “cuppa”
Part of the Boston Harbourwalk
Busy streets for the Boston fire engines to enter into!