H.M.S. Active in Boston Harbor, July 19, 1773


Monday, 19 July 1773; a routine day for British ships in colonial Boston. Captain Williams’ 28 gun frigate Active, arrived the day before, is busy with drying sails and resupplying. In the distance lies the Glasgow, with 20 guns. The tall white spire to the left of Active’s bowsprit belongs to Old North (Trinity) Church.

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