|Captain Oliver Noyes and partners begin building Long Wharf
|John Singleton Copley
|Mary Singleton Copley, wife of tobacconist Richard Copley, gives birth to a son, John Singleton Copley. At one time, Mary Copley owned a tobacco shop on Long Wharf in Boston.
|John Hancock operates a counting house in the Gardiner Building, built in the 1760s.
|Brig Harrison arrives in Boston, belonging to John Hancock, Esq. Captain Shaubael Coffin in 6 Weeks and 2 Days from LONDON, with important News: His Majesty gives his Royal Assent to An ACT to REPEAL the Stamp Act.
|The Stamp Act
|British Regulars land in Boston to enforce the King's laws on the American Colonist
|Joseph Rotch and Sons
|The Dartmouth anchors off Long Wharf. "That worst of plagues, the detested tea, shipped for this port by the East India Company, is now arrived in this harbor" - Patriot handbill
|Boston Tea Party
|After failing to enforce His Majesty's laws, the British Navy evacuates 11,000 British troops and some 1,000 Loyalists from Boston and set sail to the safety of Halifax, Nova Scotia.
|Siege of Boston
|Col Jackson's regiment marches through the town to the Long wharf and embark on board the transports. The officers return to the Bunch of Grapes tavern on Boston-Neck where a liberal and elegant entertainment is provided.
|Eliza Hopkins Poe
|Nine year old Eliza Arnold, the future mother of Edgar Allen Poe, arrives in Boston from England with her mother.
|Commanded by Captain Griffin, The LAURA from Gloucester is nearly beaten to pieces against Long Wharf, damaging her cargo.
|New England's Storm of October 1804
|Hiram Bingham I
|Member of the Pioneer Company
|Rev Dr Worcester offers a prayer and the gathering sings "Blest be the ties that Binds" and "When shall we meet again?" in celebration of the mission. The Missionaries take a barge from the USS Independence to their charter brig, Thaddeus.
|The Meteor, the first steam locomotive in Boston, arrives by ship from England, unloaded at Long Wharf and hauled through the streets by a large team of horses to the new depot of the Boston and Worcester Railroad.
|Birth of the American Railroads
|Historic buildings on Long Wharf include the granite block Custom House, which dates from 1848 and the Chart House, which dates from the 1830s and is representative of the earlier form of brick warehouses that occupied the wharf.
|Captain Lorenzo Baker of Wellfleet, Massachusetts, lands the first cargo of bananas in Boston at Long Wharf.
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