Dorchester Bay

By - 7/7/14 - 2:44 pm
Dorchester gas tank

At least, that's the first thing I thought when I saw Lee Toma's photo. Lee, however, concentrated on the waterfowl:

As Dick Albert would say, it's 'just ducky' out today!

Copyright Lee Toma. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 1/20/14 - 10:22 am
Truck in the bay

State Police and BFD raced up and down 93 to the Dorchester Yacht Club around 10:10 a.m. when a dump truck swerved off I-93 northbound, careened down an embankment and wound up in the water by the yacht club.

They got the driver out; are now figuring out how to get the truck out. Booms were brought in to contain fuel leaking from the... Read more

By - 1/1/14 - 5:02 pm
Freezing crazy people in Dorchester Bay off South Boston

One word: Brr!

Greg Cook stayed safely onshore for this morning's annual run into Dorchester Bay by the L Street Brownies in South Boston.

By - 9/25/13 - 2:24 pm
Whirldwind in 1930 at Lawley's

Whirlwind at Lawley's, 1930, getting ready to defend the Cup.

The final race of this year's America's Cup is scheduled for 4:15 p.m. today, involving futuristic hydrofoils off California. But once, the races took place off England and Rhode Island, and often featured yachts built or upgraded at George Lawley & Son, a boatyard that operated in South Boston until 1909 and then in Dorchester by the Neponset until it shut down in 1946.... Read more

By - 6/22/13 - 12:02 pm

Steve Saleeba helps fill us in on all the commotion:

So these three women are hanging out at Carson Beach in the wee hours this morning. After awhile, two of them notice the third is mising, they assume the worst, contact State Police and before you know it, a full-bore search is going on in Dorchester Bay.

At least until some woman goes... Read more

By - 3/7/13 - 8:14 am

Wicked heavy traffic, wicked high tide at Neponset River Bridge. Photo by Boston Harbor Beacon.Wicked bad traffic into Boston, wicked high tide at Neponset River Bridge. Photo by Boston Harbor Beacon.

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By - 3/3/13 - 1:08 pm

Brian D'Amico and AlertNewEngland report a man went over the seawall at the Castle island Sugar Bowl to try to rescue his dog, then couldn't get back up over the seawall. The firefighters of Ladder 19 pulled him back over - along with the dog.

By - 2/12/13 - 12:36 pm

Carson Beach boat

A visit this morning confirmed that the weekend blizzard did little to dislodge the sailboat blown onto Carson Beach during Hurricane Sandy.... Read more

By - 1/1/13 - 1:21 pm

Brrr.

Scott Eisen watched the L Street Brownies' traditional New Year's run into the bay this morning. Some people got in and out as fast as possible, but this guy showed the whippersnappers how it's done.

The Dorchester Reporter has the cold hard facts on a charity plunge into the... Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 2:55 pm

Flooding along JFK library

Dev traveled along the water in Dorchester this afternoon, making stops at the Harborwalk by the JFK library (above), Malibu Beach and Morrissey Boulevard (below), which seemed unusually flooded even for its normally flood-prone self:

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By - 3/30/12 - 10:04 am

The Neponset River Watershed Association tweets that smelt were spotted yesterday in Quincy's Gulliver Creek, heading up the Neponset on their annual spawning run. Like the alewife, the smelt are anadromous, which means they live in the ocean but return to fresh water to spawn.... Read more

By - 2/23/12 - 5:46 pm

Search boats off South Boston. Photo by Jake Wark.

Boston and State Police swarmed the South Boston beaches this afternoon - both on shore and in the water - looking for a man reported to be possibly struggling as he swam about 400 yards offshore.

The search was called off when nobody was found. Even in February, members of the L Street Bathhouse (you know, the people who run into the bay every New... Read more

By - 1/1/12 - 3:21 pm

Dip

Mystery Pill took in today's annual Dorchester Bay dip by the L Street Brownies - just like Leslie Jones did in 1930:

L Street Brownies in 1930

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By - 8/27/11 - 5:44 pm

Boat fire off Savin Hill. Photo by BFD.Boat fire off Savin Hill. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports a man, 58, and his son were working on their sailboat's motor in Dorchester Bay when it exploded around 5:10 p.m. Saturday.

The... Read more

By - 4/26/10 - 8:29 pm

Elizabeth photographs him on a trip to Victory Road Park in Dorchester Bay.

By - 6/19/09 - 11:48 pm

Whalehead King delivers the baaad news; it finally came ashore at Savin Hill.

By - 4/30/08 - 9:56 am

Scuttling crab in Dorchester Bay, right off UMass-Boston: