Sparky took a ride on Boston's famous Swan Boats, which have been one of the city's trademarks for well over a century. In 1877, a boat operator named Robert Paget chose the image of his swan to adorn his newly invented form of paddle boat. He sold rides around a pond in Boston Common, a public park which has been part of Boston since the city was founded, and is the oldest public park in the United States. Paget's descendants still operate the Swan Boats to this day!
Sparky turned 65 on March 18, 2016, and we have been pulling out all the stops to help him celebrate! He’s created a bucket list of 65 activities and events he’d like to accomplish from now through October. As he checks them off his list, we’ll make sure to share them with you. Some of Sparky’s wishes are pretty lofty, while others are just fun or a bit silly. Check in weekly to see where he goes and what he’s up to!