The Boston Fire Department reports firefighters were dispatched to the Mass. Ave. Bridge around 11:35 p.m. when somebody noticed a person on the ice on the Charles.
Person is tethered with a rope and is now walking off of the frozen river to shore. ... Unknown why person was on the ice. Police to investigate.
Galen Moore asks:
Anyone know why the north bank of the Charles won't freeze between the Longfellow and the Museum of Science? It's creepy.
Cassie Grey-Sautelet watched the sun go down over the Charles this afternoon.
Alden Keefe Sampson watched the sun rise over the Charles this morning. He says:
I was jogging along this morning with my friend and all of a sudden looked out to see this brilliant scene. We just happened to be in the right spot in the right time. Surreal moment.
Devorah Klein reports seeing several people bicycling on the Charles River this evening:
The cyclists were right by MIT, near what looked like a crack in the ice.
Why should the L Street Brownies have all the fun? Evan Hiltunen forwards this photo, by Alina Tsvor, of a staffer at Inman 1369 spending some quality time in the Charles.
This afternoon, Paul Weiskel watched Boston-area college students drop banners over the Charles calling for their schools to divest from fossil-fuel companies.
Brian D'Amico watched the sun go down over the Charles (you want to see this one larger):
Copyright Rory Nolan and Brian D'Amico, respectively. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Melissa Jean watched the sunset this evening.
Bianca spotted some scullers on the Charles as storm clouds moved in and the NWS issued a severe-thunderstorm watch.
Paul Matisse's Charlestown Bells, removed from the Charles River Dam in June for repairs, are slated to be put back in place on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
The Friends of the Charlestown Bells expect the work to take a few hours - and say people who want to help out but who don't feel mechanically inclined can bring sandwiches.