Dorchester Bay

Dorchester Bay

By - 4/1/15 - 11:27 pm
Moonrise over Admiral Farragut in South Boston

Eileen Murphy watched the moon rise over the Farragut statue in South Boston.

By - 3/14/15 - 6:09 pm
Ice chunks washed up at Port Norfolk in Dorchester

Eileen Murphy captured some dirty Dotbergs washed up at Port Norfolk today.

By - 1/1/15 - 1:58 pm

RoadTrip New England watched the L Street Brownies get ready for a bracing run through 27-degree air into Dorchester Bay this morning.

By - 12/26/14 - 8:26 pm

Boston Police report rescuing two guys who both managed to fall out of their kayaks in Dorchester Bay yesterday afternoon.

Harbor Unit Officers were directed by officers on land to two victims clinging to a mooring ball approximately 150 yards off M Street Beach. Officers were able to pull them into the boat. The two male victims, ages 52 and 49, were taken to Berth 10 and met by EMS to be transported to Massachusetts Hospital and treated for hypothermia.

By - 12/22/14 - 6:05 pm
Yes, Virginia sign on Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester

Yesterday, Deirdre showed us the electronic signboard on the southbound side of Morrissey Boulevard. As you can see above, the signage on the northbound side of the road is a bit different, even if part of the same general theme.

So beware of Morrissey Boulevard between now and the 26th.

By - 12/22/14 - 3:48 pm
Storm seen from across Dorchester Bay

The view across Dorchester Bay towards Squantum around 2:20 p.m.

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.

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 truck's tanks.

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.

Leslie Jones chronicled their work on both yachts and other vessels, including the Yankee, in 1935:

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 up to a trooper around 2 a.m. and asks what the fuss is about. Turns out the third friend hadn't gone for a swim. She'd wandered along the shore to UMass and then returned to investigate all the lights and stuff back at the beach.

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.

State Police, of course, closed Morrissey Boulevard early this morning, which is what you can expect from a road built roughly two inches above sea level next to a bay. And that, naturally, meant shutting the exit to Morrissey off I-93 northbound.

At 7:59 a.m., Steve Bickerton tweeted:

Neponset Circle backed up Gallivan Blvd. to Eire Pub.

Michelle added:

Neponset Ave is a parking lot. 15 mins from Coffey Street to Lil Peach.

Meanwhile, upbay at Castle Island, Steve Brady reported:

The ocean is slowly devouring the Sugar Bowl, and the water is up to the sidewalk at parts of the causeway. Couldn't even see a hint of the harbor islands from the Sugar Bowl, either. Just the swollen ocean. Very eerie.

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.

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.

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:

Wet Morrissey Boulevard

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.

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 Year's Day) will don wet suits and go for swims. It is not known, however, if the spotted man was from L Street.

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

Top photo copyright Mystery Pill and posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr. Bottom photo from the Boston Public Library's Leslie Jones collection and posted under this Creative Commons license.

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