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Boston's Swan Boats Come To Life

Taking a ride through the public garden pond on a Swan Boat is a Boston tradition. Starting in 1877, this year marks the 141st season of the operation. So just how do they make their appearance each year, fresh paint coat and all? In this audio slideshow, WGBH News' Matt Baskin finds out how it's done.

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