Boston’s iconic Swan Boats return after a year off

Massachusetts

Gabe Edelman polishes the brass on the Swan Boats in the Public Gardens in Boston, Saturday, May 10, 2014. Temperatures in the Boston area were in the 70s on Saturday. (AP Photo/Michael Dwyer)

BOSTON (AP) — Boston’s famous Swan Boats are again offering rides after being sidelined last year because of the pandemic.

Acting Mayor Kim Janey took her family on one of the foot-powered boats Saturday to celebrate their reopening at the Boston Public Garden.

Janey called it “a great way to celebrate our recovery from the pandemic.”

Masks are required on the boats, and passengers are being spaced apart in line and on the vessels.

The Paget family has run the iconic Boston tradition since 1877.

The family said last summer was the first time the entire season had been canceled.

Copyright 2021 Nexstar Media Inc. All rights reserved. This material may not be published, broadcast, rewritten, or redistributed.

PINPOINT WEATHER // Quick Links:

Dan Yorke State of Mind

DYSOM 6/18/21021: Marc Genest

More Dan Yorke State of Mind

Don't Miss

Viewer Pa on WPRI.com

LIVE CAMS on WPRI.com

More Live Cams