1774The British passed the Boston Port Bill.Events & Anniversaries, Economy and Industry, Maritime & Fishing Industry, State Events

Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800. Vol. 3, 1800, p. 150.
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Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800. Vol. 3, 1800, p. 150.

This bill, which banned the loading and unloading of ships in Boston Harbor, was passed in response to the Boston Tea Party. At a Town Meeting on May 19, 1774, it was agreed to not trade with Great Britain and the West Indies, and a committee was formed to “consult with the Merchants in the Sea Ports and agree upon the most proper measures to relieve the Colonies under the Act of Parliament blocking up the town of Boston.” (Town Records, 150)

Gloucester Town Records, 1753-1800, 1800. http://archive.org/details/townrecords17531800
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