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Zinc
Joined: Oct 2007
Jan 11, 2010 03:38   modified on Jan 11, 2011 05:48

Does anyone know who carved the present cod displayed in the House Chamber?

It was Representative John Rowe who made the motion to have a third cod fish hang in the house chamber. However, who carved it still remains a mystery.

Interestingly, John Rowe was a wealthy merchant and colonial era developer. One of his developments was Boston's famous Rowes' Wharf. Additionally, he smuggled various items of commerce by doing business with forbidden ports. He also aided in inciting the Stamp Act Riot of 1765. One of his ships the, Eleanor, was involved in the Boston Tea Paty.


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