Shortly after 9 a.m., more than 100 of His Majesty's troops disembarked from rowboats and one sailing ship at Long Wharf to assert control over the increasingly agitated city of Boston - exactly 250 years after the same thing happened in colonial days.
Of course, some allowances had to be made for our more modern times: The lobsterbacks got onto one of the floating ferry docks, then had to walk up and down a gangplank before they could assemble at the end of Long Wharf:
They were met by wary residents of the town:
Not all the locals were upset:
In addition to redcoats, there was at least one redjacket:
After they marched to the end of the wharf, they fell into formation for inspection:
After the last of the troops had assembled, their commander addressed them in the name of King George, which brought a hearty "Huzzah!"
"We have traveled thousands of miles from home," he told them. "This is England!" They huzzahed. He mentioned George again, which brought forth a triple huzzah. And then the musicians began to play and it was off on a march to the Common, where they will set up an encampment as they ensure calm through the colony.
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