Lewis Wharf, 1835

Lewis Wharf, 1835 (HM26AK)

Location: Boston, MA 02110 Suffolk County
Country: United States of America

N 42° 21.79', W 71° 3.008'

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Boston's legendary clipper ship trade centered around Lewis Wharf. Ships bound for faraway ports sailed from here in the 1840s and '50s:

· to buy tea in China and sell it in Europe.
· to California where most of the '49ers' famous gold was made by suppliers of eggs at $10 per dozen and barrels of flour for $44 apiece.
· to Russia where William Ropes traded cotton and mineral oil (called "Ropski kerosin" in St. Petersburg) for hemp and iron.

Today, Lewis Wharf provides residential, commercial and recreational facilities.
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HM NumberHM26AK
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Date Added Monday, March 26th, 2018 at 1:04pm PDT -07:00
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UTM (WGS84 Datum)19T E 331178 N 4692135
Decimal Degrees42.36316667, -71.05013333
Degrees and Decimal MinutesN 42° 21.79', W 71° 3.008'
Degrees, Minutes and Seconds42° 21' 47.4" N, 71° 3' 0.48" W
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Area Code(s)617, 857, 508, 774, 781,
Which side of the road?Marker is on the right when traveling North
Closest Postal AddressAt or near 214 Lewis Wharf, Boston MA 02110, US
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