Of Tea and Independence

Happy Independence Day!

Back in 1773, a group of rebels, AKA The Sons of Liberty, boarded ships in Boston Harbor and made quite the mess by dumping 92,000 pounds of tea owned by the Brittish East Inda Company into the water.*

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Elkanah Young of Mount Desert Island Maine, was one of these ‘Sons’ who partook in these activities that ultimatley led to the American Revolution.

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How he got from Maine to Boston is still a mystery to me but one I hope to find out someday.

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* Check out The Boston Tea Party Ship Page [Link] for more facts and mythbusting.

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