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Men dressed as American revolutionaries pour tea over the side of the Beaver II, replica of the historic merchant ship raided in the Boston Tea Party on Dec. 16, 1773, during a reenactment Sunday evening at the Boston Tea Party Ships & Museum in Boston Harbor. The replica was built by Gloucester shipwright Leon Poindexter. On Sunday, to celebrate the 239th anniversary of the event that sparked the American Revolution, the actors dressed in Colonial attire to reenact the Tea Party and the gathering at the Old South Meeting House that immediately preceded it.

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