Additionally, he continually dined with loyalist, soldiers of the Crown, Sons of Liberty and the Powdered Wig Society of Boston. As part of his civic duty he attended many more funerals than he had friends. John managed a very busy warehouse and importation business. Simultaneously, he stored the British Navy’s essential products required on every ocean voyage.
His diary documents over 2,439 days of his life. In his very busy social life he had many days available for fishing throughout Eastern Massachusetts. His recorded success fishing listed below, may amaze you.
Bullards Pond at Natick, “I guess we caught about eight weight. I caught about 25 lbs., weighed. He “fed eighteen people that night.”
Winnecunnet Pond, Norton Mass, and John Boylston “caught 26 dozen pond perch.”.
At Ponkapong Pond, Blue Hills, with John Boylston “caught 27 dozen and some large fish; dined at Doty’s;”
Wrentham Pond “caught 173 perch. With Admiral Montagu.”
Other notable locations were the Dedham Causeway, Flax Pond Lynn, the Charles River in Dedham, Menotomy Pond, Spot Pond, Cambridge, Jamaica Pond, Mosepepong, Sharon, Great Worster Pond, Shrewsbury, The Worster Bridge, a pond at the end of Malden, Hingham, Taunton, Duxbury, Pembroke and Plymouth. John recorded pickerel two feet long: one over four pounds and perch eighteen inches long. It is a bit of a stretch, but a full-service inn always seemed to be near each fishing hole to dress and serve the fish to his mates and many local guests. Though his wharf was on the Harbor, he disdained salt-water fishing. John’s diary does not elaborate on his preference for freshwater fish.
There probably is not an angler in the world today that could compete with his success and perhaps many that would not believe him. Yet, his diary entries, on all other subjects seem balanced and accurate including those that address the coming revolution.
8/13/2018 Great Work! So glad to see other walking guides whose research and use of primary sources is so thorough. DLa xxx (a.k.a. Mistress xxxxxxxxx de la xxx) #ocbground
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The tour of the freedom trail with the emphasis on Paul Revere was very informative. We started at the state house and learned about its architecture. We continued through Boston Commons and past the burial grounds. We then continued to the north end and Paul Revere’s house. At each stop Mitch had many interesting and little known facts to tell us. We were surprised by the number of occupations Paul Revere had. During our walk through the north end Mitch pointed out various restaurants to eat in. The tour was about 2 miles of walking and lasted about 1 hour 45 minutes and was most enjoyable. We would definitely take another tour with Mitch in the future. Betsy, florida
9/5/2017 Hi Sheila,
I just wanted to tell you and Mitch how very much I enjoyed today. Mitch is passion for history comes through loud and clear in his delivery.
I learned new facts about Paul Revere that I had never known before.
Mitch was so well-prepared including all of the pictures and it was obvious that heput a lot of time and effort into this tour and the presentation.
So thank you so much for the invitation He did a great job! leslie b, Natick
10/18/2017Hi Mitch, finally getting to say thank you for such an enjoyable day and tour of Paul Revere etc.. I truly learned so much and loved walking through so much of historic Boston! PHYLIS, nh
9/5/2017 Hi Beth, Thanks for asking us to go on your tour, Mitch, of Boston’s historic sites. Your enthusiasm and love of history is contagious. You made history come alive. Sorry I had to leave early. I bet the tour of the North End was equally exciting! You put your all into it. sarah r. Wellesley
6/15/2017 firstname.lastname@example.org Comment 6/1/2017, Your remarks about John Hancock really painted a historical image of the man. 6/1/2016 Hi Mitch, resume services reviews has just posted a comment on your blog post, Why Did Paul Revere Become a Coroner at the Age of Sixty-two? : This is a very interesting piece of historical information. I was never aware of this information before. I didn't even know how relevant Paul Revere is in the history of Boston. It seems that he is a very important figure on Boston's foundation. I'm definitely going to dwell further into matter and research more about him.Comment actions:
Irishman1987 I was there that day with members of Jerusalem lodge #104 Keene NH, I am so glad I had the chance to attend this event and pay my respects.
6/3/2017 GS, SNHU,edu, Mitch your remarks about John Hancock really painted an historical image of the man.
10/15/2016 Thank you so much for the Boston Massacre Tour. I never knew it was such a complicated affair. I particularly liked the incidental historical stops about Colonial Boston. I hadn't been downtown for years. You opened up so much for me. June, Natick Ma.
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