The month of March is when we celebrate Evacuation Day, when General Washington oversaw the retreat of the British out of Boston Harbor. Since then, it has changed dramatically from the dirty harbor surrounded by dying industries that Larry Rosenblum documented in his student film 50 years ago. Or even from my days as a young Island Manager stationed on Gallops Island.
How will you celebrate the history of the harbor this month and your history with the harbor? How will that inform what you do to help shape the harbor’s future?
This month, you can join the Revelry and Revolution boat tour and follow in the footsteps of history or learn more about plans to make the Harbor more resilient at the climate resiliency talks planned by partners at the City and the National Park Service. Later this year, we’ll be celebrating the Harborwalk’s 35th birthday and all the potential the coming decades have in store for us on and around Harbor.
We hope you’ll share your harbor histories with us,
Katherine F. Abbott
President and CEO
Boston Harbor Now