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Tourism officials cite rise in daytrippers as local economy shows signs of hope (Boston Globe)

NORTH OF BOSTON – For four days last month, the equivalent of roughly 80 percent of Boston’s population thronged and teemed on Revere Beach to marvel at elaborate fortresses, oversized turtles, giant veiled busts, and other abstract and willowy creations meticulously crafted from sand.

Ultimately, organizers estimate that between 450,000 and 500,000 people were estimated to have visited the beach’s annual festival featuring the world’s eminent sand sculptors – a surge of some 100,000 more onlookers than last year.

Continue reading the Boston Globe article by Taryn Plumb

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