Ropewalks in the West End (Boston 1775)
An interesting history-related post from Boston 1775:
Because sailing ships needed rope, the cordage industry was a very important part of Boston’s economy through the Age of Sail. Rope factories required long stretches of land and employed many people, making them (along with shipyards) among the first businesses in town that operated much more like big factories ...
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