Travel in Boston in the early 1700's was still something of an adventure, people did not often travel for pleasure and those that did travel went on horseback. For the people who had to travel and the transport of goods, there was, first of all, the stage coach.
Two coaches passing the Red Cow in Wide Bargate.
A stagecoach in the Market Place.
A coach outside The Peacock Hotel.
Very swiftly in the end the coach and river trade were overtaken by the railway which arrived in Boston in 1848.