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The Brig Beaver arrives in Boston

Kathy Chapman writes-

Yesterday I had the privilege to ride on the Tea Party Ship Beaver in the parade to its new berth at the Tea Party Ship Museum in Fort Point Channel, Boston. Once in place the masts will be stepped and the rigging will be completed.

It was a perfect day, hundreds of people welcomed us.

What a great accomplishment for master shipwright Leon Poindexter (shown close up) and his crew at the Gloucester Marine Railways. Mr. Poindexter is known for his artistry and has worked on many vessels on the National Register of Historic Places as well as serving as the master shipwright for 20th Century Fox to retrofit the tall ship Rose for the Academy Award Winning motion picture Master and Commander starring Russell Crowe.

Photos © Kathy Chapman 2012

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For Kathy Chapman’s incredible slideshow of the morning’s events click on the picture below to view-

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Live Blogging: The Beaver Passing the Northern Avenue Bridge In Boston On Way To The Tea Party Museum Leon Poindexter Looks On Video from Kathy Chapman and photo Michael Avery

In honor of the anniversary of the start of the American Revolution on April 19th, the new Boston Tea Party Ships Museum welcomes the arrival of the historically accurate vessel the Brig Beaver.

She will be returning to the waters where the Boston Tea Party, "the single most important event leading up to the American Revolution" occurred on the night of December 16, 1773.

The Beaver made the voyage from Gloucester where it received complete renovations at the Gloucester Marine Railways.

Photograph © Michael Avery 2012

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