Mural depicts Ray Flynn as harbor booster

Ray Flynn, former Mayor of Boston and US Ambassador to the Vatican, was honored at the harbor’s Black Falcon facility last month with the unveiling of a life-sized mural depicting him overlooking Boston’s waterfront.

The artwork was created by children representing the Laboure Center, South Boston Boys and Girls Club, South Boston Catholic Academy, South Boston Community Health Center and the South Boston Arts Association.

The students were instructed by South Boston artist and watercolorist Dan McCole.

The ceremony, which drew city and state officials, took place at the Cruiseport Boston Black Falcon facility operated by Massport, as part of the Cruiseport Boston Week celebrating the 30th anniversary of the facility.

Massport CEO Tom Glynn praised Flynn for preserving the South Boston waterfront and bringing it back to active use. As a youth, Flynn worked on the docks as a longshoreman alongside his father and father-in-law.