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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 ten 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. Explore Boston like never before in this supremely researched, imaginative tour.

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 ten 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. Explore Boston like never before in this supremely researched, imaginative tour.

Join us for a tour :

Thursday, June 6, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 13, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 20, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm
Thursday, June 27, 6:00 pm – 7:30 pm

Presented in partnership with and led by Boston By Foot

Tickets: $15.00 | BBF and Old North Members $5.00 | Register here

Old North Church’s own Captain Cyprian Southack is featured in this tour! Old North members receive a $10.00 discount. Not a member yet? Become one today!