"Boston’s history stretches beyond the land to the sea. Boston has a wealth of maritime history – both past and present. Bostonians welcome crews and cadets from all over the world to their harbor on a continual basis as part of the Sail Massachusetts Visiting Ship Program and are gearing up to greet the return of the Tall Ship fleet for Sail Boston 2009!"
I took these photos when the Tall Ships sailed into Boston harbor in 2000. The Custom House appears in the lower photo.