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In the waters of Boston Harbor, stands Georges Island.  This tiny patch of land is home to Fort Warren, long time protector of Boston since 1850.  It is no longer an active military installation, but legends of the past still linger.

Georges Island and Fort Warren in Boston Harbor
The Lady in Black is said to haunt the grounds of Fort Warren located on Georges Island in Boston Harbor

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We all celebrate Thanksgiving in North America with turkey, gravy and all the trimmings.  This Thanksgiving tradition dates back to the “first” official celebration at Plymouth, Massachusetts in 1621.  However, these European settlers did not necessarily start the tradition.

The Wampanoag tribe helped the Pilgrims survive their first years at Plymouth

The Wampanoag tribe helped the Pilgrims survive their first years at Plymouth

After battling starvation and disease, the pilgrims who landed at Plymouth were doomed.  However, …    Read the full story>>

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In the year 1668 in Salem, Massachusetts, sea captain John Turner built a home at 54 Turner Street that would be later immortalized in a book called The House of the Seven Gables.  The colonial mansion was later sold to another sea captain, Samuel Ingersoll after being in the family for more than 100 years.

The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1915

The House of the Seven Gables in Salem, Massachusetts circa 1915

On one of his ventures out at sea, Captain Ingersoll died at sea, never to return to his beloved mansion.  Samuel willed the home to his daughter Susanna. Some believe that she still resides there, even in death.  Read the full story>>

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