The dock was on the easterly side of the wharf and was sometimes called Medford dock.
The site of the wharf is now occupied by the brick building of Mr. Bigelow and by the old skating-rink building.
The following extract from the printed records of the city of Boston will show the probability that at this wharf vessels of the Minute Men on the return of the Medford Company from Lexington, April 19, 1775.
(For further description of the sign see illustration.)
The late Mr. Francis Bigelow was authority for the following incident in connection with the house now standing on the corner of Riverside avenue and Main street. At the time that Mr. Jll of three feet in front of the house.
I remember the time when four or five steps were necessary to enter the grocery store now occupied by Yerxa & Yerxa.
Mr. Bigelow also related the following story in connection with the Royal Oak Tavern and its landlord, Mr. Jonathan Porter:—
During the early years of the War of the