Battery Wharf

Title

Battery Wharf

Description

Battery Wharf is a long-extent wharf in Boston's North End, located along Commercial Street, at the end of Battery Street, itself which splits from the main thoroughfare of the North End, Hanover Street. Being centrally located and one of the larger wharves, the wharf has seen use largely as a landing point for ships coming into the port of Boston.
Hartt's shipyard was located near the wharf at the end of the 18th century, which was notable for being the shipyard that built and launched the ironside frigate USS Constitution, the longest serving US Navy ship. Proper Navy yards had not yet been constructed when the ship was launched at the end of the 18th century, so it was notable for it to be launched from the public wharf.
The wharf saw numerous goods and ships utilize it, from salt shipments to cotton, beef, pork, and resin around the mid 19th century.
By the 1880s, the wealthy were landing their yachts at the wharf while visiting Boston.
Falling into disrepair in the 20th century, today the wharf has been redeveloped as the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel.

Source

http://bostonmaps.neu.edu/omeka/items/show/92

Contributor

Christian Cherau

Relation

"Tremendous Fire in Boston." New York Daily Times (1851-1857), Apr 28, 1855.
"A Model Yacht." Boston Daily Globe (1872-1922), May 10, 1880.

Hale, James W. "Letters about Old Boston Town." In Old Boston Town: Early in this Century. Boston: Geo. F. Nesbitt & Company, 1880. 17.

Bunting, W.H. Portrait of a Port: Boston, 1852-1914. Cambridge, MA: The Belknap Press of Harvard University Press, 1971. xii.

FRHI. "Fairmont Battery Wharf." Luxury Boston Hotel: Battery Wharf Hotel. http://www.fairmont.com/battery-wharf-boston/ (accessed April 1, 2014).

Type

Annotation

Identifier

-71.04986,42.36702

Description

Battery Wharf is a long-extent wharf in Boston's North End, located along Commercial Street, at the end of Battery Street, itself which splits from the main thoroughfare of the North End, Hanover Street. Being centrally located and one of the larger wharves, the wharf has seen use largely as a landing point for ships coming into the port of Boston.
Hartt's shipyard was located near the wharf at the end of the 18th century, which was notable for being the shipyard that built and launched the ironside frigate USS Constitution, the longest serving US Navy ship. Proper Navy yards had not yet been constructed when the ship was launched at the end of the 18th century, so it was notable for it to be launched from the public wharf.
The wharf saw numerous goods and ships utilize it, from salt shipments to cotton, beef, pork, and resin around the mid 19th century.
By the 1880s, the wealthy were landing their yachts at the wharf while visiting Boston.
Falling into disrepair in the 20th century, today the wharf has been redeveloped as the Fairmont Battery Wharf Hotel.

Source

http://bostonmaps.neu.edu/omeka/items/show/92