The river at 11 AM on July 4th.
Helen and I went for a walk around downtown Boston on July 4th. We stopped along the Freedom Trail at Copp's Hill Burying Ground.
The steeple of Old North Church, where the laterns of Paul Revere signaled the coming of British Troops in 1775.
Statue of Paul Revere.
Christopher Columbus Park
The U.S.S. Constitution rounds the bend after its annual Fourth of July turnaround.
It is pushed by a tugboat, having no engine of its own.
The Constitution is followed by a large entourage of boats interested in viewing it during the turnaround.
The Constitution returns to a crowd awaiting it at its dock in the Charlestown Navy Yard.
The channel is clogged with boats following the Constitution.
Some strange sculptures near Long Wharf.
A very large flag.
The Liberty Clipper on its way to a Boston Tea Party re-enactment.
Another period ship.
Old City Hall
John Kerry's house on Beacon Hill.
The Charles River at 4 PM. Lots of anticipation for the fireworks here.
By 5 PM, most boats awaiting the fireworks have arrived.
The shore of the river is lined with people staking out a good spot for the fireworks and concert.