Friday, June 29, 2012

Boston Tea Party Museum opens

On 16 December 1773, tired of the high British tax regime, Boston, Massachusetts, citizens decided to take crates of tea from 3 ships berthed in Boston harbour and turn the harbour into the world's most expensive ever cup of tea.  This event is generally considered the start of the American war of independence.

The newly opened museum on the harbour front includes replicas of the three ships (which are smaller than you might think) and much else from this event in history.  website

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