This morning the Tea Party Ship Eleanor was towed to Boston.
Photographs © Kathy Chapman 2012 http://www.kathychapman.com
The original Eleanor was one of several vessels owned by leading Boston merchant, smuggler, and Boston Board of Selectman, John Rowe. His holdings included stores, warehouses and Rowe’s Wharf, a current Boston landmark. Rowe was an active smuggler and inciter in the years preceding the American Revolution. He was influential in protesting British authority, specifically Britain’s tightening restrictions on colonial trade.