Adventures at Sea: Bostonians in the Age of Sail

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  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am
  • Saturday, May 20, 2017 - 10:00am

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Admission is free for Boston By Foot Members and $5 for their guests.

Tour lasts 90 minutes.

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Adventures at Sea: Bostonians in the Age of Sail

May Member Event

For Boston's first two hundred years, "a flown sheate, a faire winde, and a boune voyage" were wishes at the heart of the city's life and economy.  Travel under sail was commonplace and central to the culture, across classes.  Join us for eleven memorable stories spanning that era, drawn from first-person accounts by Bostonians capturing the experience in letters, diaries, and memoirs.  Pirates, storms, sea battles, wanderlust, exotic lands, romance, and Revolutionary politics all come alive.  More than good stories, though, these accounts walk through the dramatic development of the Town Cove and Boston's changing relationship with sea travel.  In a broad stroke, they illustrate the influence of our port on the growth of the nation. 

Saturday, May 20th, 2017 10:00am-11:30am

This event is open to Boston By Foot members and guests.
Admission is free for members and $5 for their guests.
Tickets can be purchased before the tour from your guide.

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