Boston's Long Wharf: A Path to the Sea

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One of America’s oldest existing structures, Long Wharf encapsulates the most important events in Boston’s history. Created in 1711 and spanning almost a half mile in length, it initially served as a defense for the town of Boston and a place for local merchants to sell and ship their cargo. Multitudes of different merchants had stores there over the decades, and these products changed as the city evolved. From rum, spices, flour, molasses and tea to fishing, immigration and tourism, the Wharf has always reflected the city it served. Long Wharf also had a darker side, with theft, drownings and slavery. Author and historian Kelly Kilcrease reveals how the Wharf was built, how it played a prominent role during the American Revolution and how it evolved into the landmark we know today.
ISBN: 9781467144735
Format: Paperback
Publisher: The History Press
State: Massachusetts
Series: Landmarks
Images: 54
Pages: 160
Dimensions: 6 (w) x 9 (h)
Kelly Kilcrease currently serves as an associate professor of business at the University of New Hampshire–Manchester. He recently co-published (with Yvette Lazdowski) The History of Manchester’s Shoe Industry. He has published numerous articles on small business development and business history. The history articles have included subjects addressing the transformation of Manchester’s Amoskeag Mill Yard, the economic history of Boston’s Long Wharf, Daniel Webster as a farmer, the world’s first business incubator and the oldest company in America, the J.E. Rhodes Company. He received his BS in political science from the University of South Florida and a PhD from the Union Institute and University in management and has worked in higher education for more than twenty-five years.
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