Sessions went to the spot as soon as possible and found that the area was lit up with torches and lamps. He then went on board and was sent to work to deal with matters himself.
There were lots of men from families from Boston, while Sessions was from Connecticut. And since the amount people that volunteered was too small, more men volunteered to get the job done. Sessions joined for that reason.
When the actors got the wharf, therer were three men directing what the others should do. They were divided into three groups for boarding three ships. A commander ordered Hewes to get keys to the hatches and retrieve 12 candles. But, at the same time not to damage the ship or the rigging.
The actors were commanded to brought up to the ship with ropes. They were carried the vessel's side of the ship.The boxes of tea were opened and then pored into the sea. One by one.
The ship containing the tea was then surrounded by British ships. Although they were surrounded, the British made no attempt to resist the acts.
One person, known as Captain O'Conner, came on board in order to try take tea from off the boat. One of the actors tried to stop him from getting off the boat, but ended up ripping O'Conner's skirt. He got away and ran through a crowd receiving many kicks and punches from the crowd.