Sunday, October 16, 2011

Seafaring Sunday: Taxation Without Representation

October 16, 1773: In an act of rebellion that would become known as the Boston Tea Party, colonists in Boston dressed up as natives and boarded British merchant ships Eleanor, Beaver and Dartmouth to dump highly taxed tea into Boston Harbor.

Header: The Boston Tea Party, engraving by Nathaniel Currier

3 comments:

Timmy! said...

Ahoy, Pauline! And the ramifications are still being felt to this day, or so it seems...

Le Loup said...

Think I would have taken some home & distributed the rest to the general public.
What a waste!
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Pauline said...

Timmy! Yes indeed.

Le Loup In hindsight, absolutely. But, as current events continue to remind us, angry people do stupid things.