Hull is a picturesque residential ocean-front community located on the South Shore, 18 miles southeast of Boston. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, the town draws summer visitors to its beaches and marinas and to its commercial stretch along Nantasket Avenue where there are a number of restaurants. Additionally residents and visitors can... Show all »
Hull is a picturesque residential ocean-front community located on the South Shore, 18 miles southeast of Boston. Situated on the Atlantic Ocean, the town draws summer visitors to its beaches and marinas and to its commercial stretch along Nantasket Avenue where there are a number of restaurants. Additionally residents and visitors can travel to the islands in Boston harbor aboard boats that depart from Hull.
The town is a long narrow peninsula projecting into Boston harbor, which the Plymouth Colony used to set up as a trading post with local Indians as early as 1621. One impressive structure in Hull that has played a significant role in the history of the region is the star-shaped Fort Independence that was erected in Hull in 1776 to defend Boston Harbor during the American Revolution. General Benjamin Lincoln oversaw the evacuation of Boston from the fort in 1778 and French Admiral dEstaing used the fort to defend the French fleet from British attack when the French were forced to land for repairs. The blockade of Boston devastated the town's economy of fishing, shipbuilding and lightering during the Revolution when these major businesses were interrupted.
In 1825, Hull's tourist industry as a major seaside resort began when the Sportsman Hotel was built on Nantasket Avenue. This was the town's first hotel and still stands today. Hull grew as a summer destination for a large number of city-dwellers who were ferried in by boat from Boston. By 1840, steamers were making three trips a day between Boston and Hull. Boardinghouses and elaborate hotels catered to visitors. However, Hull's local economy continued to include fishing and farming in addition to this tourism.
Hull enjoyed an era of grand hotels and prestigious visitors to its magnificent beaches and busy boardwalk. Eventually, Paragon Park was built and existed until 1985 as an amusement park providing safe family fun for the guests of the town. No longer solely a summer resort town, the Hull of today consists of a year-round population of suburban families and professionals who commute easily to work in nearby Boston.
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