The famous Swan Boats have returned to Boston Public Garden each spring since they were first invented in 1877 by Robert Paget. The business, which operates from mid-April through mid-September, is still operated by descendants of the boats' inventor, who was inspired by the German opera, "Lohengrin," in which a knight of the Grail crosses a river in a boat pulled by a swan.
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