Shortly after 4 p.m., Boston and Cambridge firefighters and Boston and State police began rushing to the Mass. Ave. Bridge on a report of a sailboat tipping over in the wind and dumping somebody in the water. Just as firefighters were about to begin their "tech rescue," however, the person managed to get back in the boat and make his way to shore on the Cambridge side - where he was met by troopers and Cambridge firefighters. He declined medical attention.
Lorianne DiSabato photographed some of the more unsually attired competitors in the Head of the Charles Regatta today.
Ari Ofsevit enjoyed the view of the fog from the BU Bridge this morning.
Christopher Schmidt reports he was flying his quadcopter over Magazine Beach on Wednesday when a hawk took exception to the craft's existence. Both bird and drone appeared to survive OK (Schmidt says he shut off the rotors to avoid hurting the bird).
Last week, two teams organized by the Boston Society of Architects proposed that the $260M reconstruction of the Mass Pike in Allston should include a great new public place and civic amenity along the Charles River.
Monday is the deadline to send comments on this project to [email protected]
Images from the BSA presentations and a sample comment letter to MassDOT are online at http://peoplespike.com/AllstonEsplanade/
JB Parrett watched the sun go down over the Charles River yesterday.
The EPA reports it's given the Charles River an A- for cleanliness in 2013:
Reflecting nearly twenty years of focused efforts by EPA, state and local officials, private environmental advocacy groups and concerned citizens, this is the first time the Charles River earned a grade higher than â€śB+â€ť. As with past years, the grade is based on bacterial sampling conducted by the Charles River Watershed Association during the previous year.
All the occupants removed safely from the waterlogged car off Western Avenue around 11:30 a.m., State Police report.
Mike Moura photographed the scene from the other side, as State Police and a tow truck prepared to remove the car from the river:
Tom Richardson spotted some human-powered boats in the locks at the Charles River Dam today.
Brian MacLean, meanwhile, watched the sun go down over Scituate Light yesterday:
Copyright JB Parrett and Brian MacLean, respectively. The second photo also posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Roving UHub photographer Siobhan Coyne captured the scene yesterday along the Charles from Cutler Park in Needham.
Hedge and some rowers had the Charles River to themselves this morning.
The windsurfer now realizes you were right and apologizes for cursing you out.
Firefighters from both sides of the Charles and State Police converged on the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge after a person was spotted jumping off the bridge around 8:25 p.m.
The Boston Fire Department reported around 10:50 p.m. that Cambridge firefighters recovered the person's body.
JB Parrett enjoyed another sunset on the Charles a few days ago.
JB Parrett photographs the Zakim Bridge from under the Green Line viaduct across the Charles.