Boston mayor: 'Fire up the duck boats' for Patriots parade

The mayor of Boston has ordered the city to "fire up the duck boats" for the New England Patriots victory parade following the team's come-from-behind 34-28 overtime win over the Atlanta Falcons.

Democratic Mayor Marty Walsh took to Twitter late Sunday night to offer his congratulations "to the greatest team, the greatest coach and the greatest quarterback of all time."

Walsh says a parade celebrating their championship will be held at 11 a.m. Tuesday. He says the Pats "have made Boston and New England proud."

NECN reported that Tuesday's parade will start in Back Bay at Boylston and Dalton streets, turn onto Tremont Street and then wind its way to City Hall.

The Patriots, Red Sox, Celtics and Bruins have all celebrated championships in recent years by climbing aboard duck boats, amphibious vehicles that are normally used to show tourists around town.

This is the Patriots fifth Super Bowl win.

Parade goers intending to travel on the Commuter Rail are asked to board at stations with ample parking available such as:

  • Newburyport/Rockport Line – Beverly, Salem, and Lynn
  • Haverhill Line – Bradford and Lawrence
  • Lowell Line – Lowell, Billerica, and Anderson/Woburn
  • Fitchburg Line – Fitchburg and North Leominster
  • Greenbush Line – Greenbush, Nantasket, and Weymouth Landing
  • Plymouth/Kingston Line – Kingston
  • Middleboro Line – Campello, Montello, and Bridgewater
  • Fairmount Line – Readville
  • Providence Line – Route 128
  • Franklin Line – Forge Park/495, Walpole, and Dedham Corp.
  • Needham Line – Needham
  • Worcester Line – Worcester

Click here for more information about the parade.

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