Teenagers paint pontoons in Lyn Paget's back yard.

Credit: Meredith Nierman/WGBH News

See How Boston's Swan Boats Come To Life

May 2, 2017

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 finds out how it's done. 

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