LYNN, Mass. (WBZ NewsRadio) — Nearly 250 year after the fact, a local man who took part in the Boston Tea Party was honored at a graveside ceremony in Lynn Thursday.
It wasn't your normal graveside ceremony—there were a number of people at the Pine Grove Cemetery in Lynn gathered to honor Francis Moore, who died in 1833.
Arthur Dulong, chairman of the Lynn Cemetery Commission, told WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens Moore was "a true patriot." In 1773, Moore was one of those who told the British what they could do with their tea tax by tossing tea overboard. But while most of the participants wore disguises, Moore did not.
"He was one of the people un-disguised that actually threw the tea off the ship in Boston Harbor," Dulong said.
Dulong and several others gathered to dedicate a commemorative marker next to Moore's headstone. It's part of an ongoing Boston Tea Party Ships and Museum effort to honor the Americans who participated in the historic event leading to the American Revolution.
"This is a nice little celebration point, knowing that one of our forefathers was actually one of the rabble-rousers that started us on the road to freedom as we know it now," Dulong said.
WBZ NewsRadio's Carl Stevens (@carlwbz) reports