What is this thing?
March 5, 2012 9:41 AM   Subscribe

What is this decrepit structure in Boston's Fort Point Channel?

It's not in use--a ramshackle structure on pilings. There are a number of things it could be (off loading for fishing boats, harbor master's offices, old Coast Guard or police dock, spooky hideout). But does anyone know what it actually was?
posted by Admiral Haddock to Grab Bag (5 answers total) 1 user marked this as a favorite
It's the old Boston Tea Party museum, I think.
posted by backseatpilot at 9:43 AM on March 5, 2012

Best answer: It's part of the bridge tender's house. The rest was in worse shape and was demolished; this section is being preserved because historical.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:43 AM on March 5, 2012 [3 favorites]

Response by poster: Thanks so much, Sidhedevil! That clear that question up nicely!
posted by Admiral Haddock at 9:46 AM on March 5, 2012

The old Tea Party Museum (which caught fire several years ago) was off the Congress Street bridge, not the Northern Avenue bridge. The new Tea Party Museum, in more or less the same location, is going to open this coming spring.
posted by Sidhedevil at 9:48 AM on March 5, 2012

Ah hah! Got my Burned Out Buildings in Boston Harbor mixed up.
posted by backseatpilot at 10:20 AM on March 5, 2012

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