Fort Point Channel

By - 6/21/14 - 8:31 pm
Boats in Fort Point Channel

JB Parrett looked out at Fort Point Channel while having lunch at the Barking Crab today.

By - 6/5/14 - 8:44 am
Tea in Boston Harbor

A concerned citizen of the realm complains:

Tea chest from Tea Party Museum washed up between Gillette and railroad tracks.

By - 4/28/14 - 1:04 pm
Floating plants in Fort Point Channel

Fort Point Arts Community gives us a look at the newest art installation in Fort Point Channel: Tropical Fort Point by Peter Agoos:

The struggle for quality public open space in the neighborhood and the likelihood of climate change-induced rising sea levels are the conceptual parents of Tropical Fort Point. Inspired in part by seeing the Sudbury River at spring flood turning the

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By - 4/22/14 - 10:42 am
Snow in Fort Point

The Fort Pointer shows us the snow that still remains today at the USPS lot on Fort Point Channel.

See also: the Natick Mall snow pile.

Of course, back in the day, winter harvests were big business in these parts.... Read more

By - 3/2/14 - 1:02 pm

Started shortly after noon, in the area around the Summer Street bridge. Later expanded the search as far down the channel as Gillette.

UPDATE, 1:15 p.m.: After an extensive search of the surface and under bridges, firefighters didn't find anything.

By - 2/6/14 - 3:52 pm
Ice in Fort Point Channel

Joanna Rieke shows us the ice patterns on Fort Point Channel today.

Earlier:
Channel ice.

By - 1/24/14 - 3:45 pm
Ice on Fort Point Channel

Our own Swirlygrrl shows us the ice that's built up on Fort Point Channel in the current cold wave.

By - 10/7/13 - 8:14 am
Foggy downtown

Paul Villanova captured the fog over downtown this morning.

By - 5/12/13 - 9:40 am

The wheels on the bridge go round and round - well, they used to, anyway.The wheels on the bridge go round and round - well, they used to, anyway.

Read about the... Read more

By - 3/13/13 - 8:25 am

The Atlantic Cities reports on the new "streets seats" going in.

By - 12/25/12 - 11:41 am

The Globe reports on the commendation for Officer Edward T. Norton for his action in saving a woman who wound up in Fort Point Channel on Friday.... Read more

By - 11/26/12 - 5:44 pm

Both are examples of sawtooth design, which, at least in the case of Millennium Place, allows for more profit-maximizing "corner" units. Utile explains.

By - 11/16/12 - 8:24 am

Northern Avenue Bridge in 1930, from the BPL Leslie Jones collection.Northern Avenue Bridge in 1930, from the BPL Leslie Jones collection.

The Globe reports on plans to outfit the hulky old bridge into something more aesthetically pleasing.

Photo posted under... Read more

By - 10/29/12 - 1:58 pm
Reporter in training at Long Wharf

Stephanie Giunta practices being a TV reporter at the very end of Long Wharf early this afternoon.

The folks at the Fort Point Pier, meanwhile, watched as Fort Point Channel rose and then began to flow over the seawall (it's hard to tell, but that's Vivien Li of the Boston Harbor Association and Fort Point resident Anne Salemme on the right):

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By - 4/19/12 - 11:13 am

Video of the Tea Party Museum's Beaver on its entry into Fort Point Channel this morning, with the Northern Avenue bridge swun open to let it through.

Via DotRat, who also has a clip of the ship further out in the harbor.... Read more

By - 4/18/12 - 4:42 pm

Good Morning Gloucester has photos of the Beaver, the first of three ships meant for the Tea Party Museum, leaving Gloucester on its way to Fort Point Channel.

It's scheduled to arrive in the channel tomorrow morning, on the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

By - 3/25/12 - 1:54 pm
The end of Fort Point Channel

Not very impressive looking.

Stand on the Summer Street Bridge and look toward South Boston, and Fort Point Channel looks like a long rectangle, ending in a wall just past the Gillette plant.

In fact, the channel continues for a few more blocks, as a narrower drainage channel, ending at the Boston Water and Sewage Commission Wet Weather Sewage Discharge Outfall Number 70.

You can stroll the Harbor Walk... Read more

By - 2/2/12 - 9:02 am

Guy on track.

Victoria Welch spotted this guy this morning gazing at Fort Point Channel - from down on one of the tracks once used to swing the bridge open:

I don't know how he got down there, but I hope he was just curious about the view.

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By - 12/28/11 - 7:43 am

No, not the Green Line extension. NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the Boston Conservation Commission is wagging its collective finger at the state over the continued non-existence of a usable dock at Atlantic Wharf on Fort Point Channel, despite a state promise to have one built as part of mitigation for the Big Dig.

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