The New England Boat Show February 2010

On to the New England Boat Show in Boston.  We were getting the hang of how things worked now, so we got ourselves set up fairly easily.  We had a bigger stand here, so we could spread out a bit more and show a few more charts which was good.  The large plan of the Bay and Harbour of Boston [dated between when George Washington took command of the American army in July 1775 and before the American occupation of Dorchester Heights which finally forced an end to the conflict in March 1776] was the star of the show and acted like a magnet to the good folk of Boston and drew them onto the stand.  Everyone was fascinated at what Boston used to look like before landfill, but much of the detail is still recognisable today and generated much discussion as to where they lived or boated.  The film “Shutter Island” had just been released, and we were able to identify it from this 1775 chart as Peddocks Island! 

   

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