Above are my photos of my trip to New Port, Rhode Island. If you like mansions, the beach, architecture, history, sea food and boats then this may be a good place to visit.
During my trip I had a chance to try some genuine Boston Baked Beans at a few New England Restaurants. In the early 1700’s the grand consumption of the meal gave Boston the nickname Beantown. Back then cities such as Boston and New Port were part of the Triangular Sea Trade where Sugar would be produced in the Caribbean. The sugar was then shipped to ports in New England and made into Rum. The rum would then be sent to Africa and used to buy more slaves which were brought back to the Caribbean and West Indies. Molasses made from sugar was very inexpensive in Boston during this time and beans were grown throughout the North East and were inexpensive as well. The surplus of beans and sugar made it possible for the masses in the area to consume Baked Beans on the cheap. The credit for the respite of Boston Baked Beans goes to the Native Americans of the area who were eating the dish long before the colonials.