American Revolution Facts
Declaration of Independence
Boston Tea Party
Three months after the Boston Tea Party, Bostonians once again sent tea splashing when 60 disguised men boarded the Fortune in March 1774, forced the crew below deck and dumped tea chests into the harbor.
Tea Act protests spread to other colonies throughout 1774. In cities such as New York, Annapolis and Charleston, South Carolina, patriots dumped tea off ships or burned it in protest.
The present-day value of the destroyed tea has been estimated at around $1 million.
After being knocked unconscious by a falling tea crate in the hold of a ship, John Crane was reportedly thought to be dead. He awoke hours later, however, and was the only man harmed in the Boston Tea Party.