It’s safe to say that the North End waterfront is the place to be in the summer – it’s easy to forget that the harbor didn’t always function the way we experience it today. Take a look at this old photo of Union Wharf from 1906. On the old building along the water the sign reads “The Metropolitan Steamship Co,” which was one of the major transportation links between New York City and Boston. The company was established in 1866 to operate steamships along this route for 75 years!
Tune in on Thursday’s to view our featured neighborhood photo from back in the day! Submit your historical photos by tagging @northend.waterfront on Instagram. Please include a caption or story telling about your photo.