WNHH Community Radio · Arts Respond With Lucy Gellman | Lunarfest 2022: Year Of The Tiger
Dancers from the Wan Chi Ming Hung Gar Institute Dragon and Lion Dance Team stunned during the parade. Toward the end, one scaled a pole to "eat" a head of lettuice. Lucy Gellman Photos.
On July 11, 1799 the 350-ton merchantman Neptune pulled into Long Wharf with a cargo of Chinese teas, silks, lacquerware, and export porcelain valued at over $280,000. No other sailing vessel of the period would make as much money on a single trip as did this one, constructed at the old Olive Street shipyards and captained by Water Street resident Daniel Greene.