May 2015

long wharf

view from the boston marriott long wharf hotel  (sonya kovacic)

view from the boston marriott long wharf hotel (sonya kovacic)

According to the National Park Service, the Long Wharf in Boston was constructed in 1710-11 and "in its heyday, Long Wharf was 1,586 feet in length and 54 feet wide, providing docking facilities for up to 50 vessels. In the 18th century, Boston was the leading colonial port (it would be surpassed by both New York and Philadelphia by the end of the century)...Because the wharf served private merchants and the public, who could buy directly from the warehouses and stores on the wharf, it was a marketplace long before the construction of Faneuil Hall (Quincy Market) in the 1820s."


Take a look at this 1929 photo of the Long Wharf.