Size: 25" x 31" x 2"
Made infamous by the Boston Tea Party in 1773, Boston Harbor was a convenient natural port for early Americans to build a city around. Its deep natural channels made bringing in freight very convenient, but by the 1830's the city's residents were noticing significant erosion and changes happening to the area. Many blamed real estate developers who were filling in shoreline to create new land, but studies showed that the scouring force of water moving in and out of the harbor, river systems, and tidal reservoirs was the root cause; a process known today as tidal scour. This natural process didn't slow down the city's expansion much, once it was understood, bulkheads and additional shoring techniques allowed development into the harbor to meet the city's demands in a similar fashion to growth in Chicago, San Francisco, and Manhattan.
Construction: This piece comes ready to hang, pre-framed in a custom, solid-wood frame. Its rich contours are carefully crafted from laser-cut layers of Baltic birch, which are hand colored and glued together with the intent that each becomes a prized conversational piece and treasured heirloom.
It was designed in the United States, crafted overseas, and imported
Points of Interest: Inner Harbor, Quincy Bay, North Weymouth, Winthrop, and more
Related Charts: Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket