Donald McKay

I’m supposed to be in an airplane this morning about to land in Australia. However, some malfunction or other allowed me the privilege of staying in Boston overnight and trying to get out today. So, I went for a nice walk in the morning drizzle. I would post overhead video footage of the entire experience, but it isn’t allowed…


It wasn’t a total loss, however since I got to see this wonderful bust of Donald McKay in the park. He looks about like I felt yesterday dealing with Delta.

Mr. McKay’s clipper ships, such as the Flying Cloud and the Sovereign of the Seas, were among the fastest vessels of the time, carrying everything from slaves to timber to 49ers on their way to California. 

Today, this part of Boston Harbor is mostly abandoned, or more accurately it has been abandoned and is now in the early throes of gentrification… Instead of longshoremen smoking furtive nasty cigarettes, it’s twenty-somethings with weimaraners and lattes.

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