Swan Boats returning to Boston Public Garden this weekend

Swan Boats returning to Boston Public Garden for 145th season on Saturday, April 16

Boston’s beloved Swan Boats will return to the Public Garden’s lagoon this weekend.The Paget family announced Monday that the iconic fleet of six pedal-powered boats will return to service for a 145th season on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m. Crews will begin moving the boats into the Public Garden in pieces on Tuesday and assembly will begin on Thursday, the announcement said. Launched in 1877 by Irish immigrant and shipbuilder Robert Paget, who was inspired by the opera Lohengrin. Five generations later, the Paget family continues to operate the business. The oldest boat in operation has been on the lagoon each season since 1910. For the first time in its 144-year history, the annual rite of spring did not take place in 2020 because of COVID-19, but the tradition resumed in 2021.

Boston’s beloved Swan Boats will return to the Public Garden’s lagoon this weekend.

The Paget family announced Monday that the iconic fleet of six pedal-powered boats will return to service for a 145th season on Saturday, starting at 10 a.m.

Crews will begin moving the boats into the Public Garden in pieces on Tuesday and assembly will begin on Thursday, the announcement said.

Launched in 1877 by Irish immigrant and shipbuilder Robert Paget, who was inspired by the opera Lohengrin. Five generations later, the Paget family continues to operate the business.

The oldest boat in operation has been on the lagoon each season since 1910.

For the first time in its 144-year history, the annual rite of spring did not take place in 2020 because of COVID-19, but the tradition resumed in 2021.