Swan Boats & Pond

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Centennial Boats

The oldest operational Swan Boat will turn 100 years old in 2018, first going into operation in Spring 1918!

Operational Engineering History

All swan boats contain two pontoons and have barely changed since they were first introduced in 1877.

Two Book Wonders

The Swan Boats make appearances in Make Way for Ducklings as well as the Trumpet of the Swan by E.B. White.

Symbol of the City

The Swan Boats are considered a joyful symbol of spring in Boston and the Mayor will often be there on the first day!