Fort Point Channel

By - 1/22/16 - 3:56 pm
Northern Avenue Bridge over Fort Point Channel in 1919

The bridge and downtown Boston in 1919. Photo by Leslie Jones. See larger.

The Globe reports Boston officials have decided to tear down the old Northern Avenue Bridge starting in March - although a spokeswoman for the mayor said today that "there will still be an opportunity to preserve the bridge, but it cannot stay where it is because of its current condition." Read more.

By - 12/23/15 - 11:19 am
Rescue off West Fourth Street in South Boston

First responders at work. Photo by Jonathan Berk.

No immediate word on just what they were doing in the tail end of Fort Point Channel shortly after 11 a.m., but Boston firefighters got them a ladder, they climbed out and now they're under the care of Boston EMS.

By - 12/15/15 - 9:54 am

Gwen Betts looked up over Fort Point Channel this morning.

By - 12/10/15 - 8:25 am

City and state officials joined with the Richard family to announce a parcel now owned by the MBTA next to the museum will be turned into a park honoring the memory of the Dorchester boy who only wanted peace.

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By - 12/7/15 - 4:41 pm
Downtown Boston reflected in Fort Point Channel

Ross Chanowski looked up and down while walking along Fort Point Channel this afternoon.

By - 12/4/15 - 11:01 am
Remains of the exploded package

Police investigate remains of exploded suitcase. Photo by Jonathan Berk.

Wanted

UPDATE: Arrest made.

Police are looking for a man they say left a large suitcase near a Homeland Security vehicle at the Coast Guard building on Atlantic Avenue around 9:50 a.m., then walked away in a hurry.

Police responding to the scene quickly shut Atlantic Avenue and Seaport Boulevard over the Evelyn Moakley Bridge as the bomb squad arrived. Eventually, an I-93 ramp was shut as well. Read more.

By - 10/13/15 - 7:39 pm
Sundog over Fort Point Channel

Anna captured what Gedalia Pasternak alerts us is a sundog this afternoon.

By - 10/11/15 - 9:01 pm
Sheep in Fort Point Channel

Eileen Murphy gazed upon the woolly magnificence that is the Fort Point Channel sheep last night.

Jason Richardson eyed the sheep during the day.

By - 9/30/15 - 10:18 am
Summer Street bridge crash

Mike looked out his window around 10 a.m. to see a two-car smashup on the Summer Street Bridge over Fort Point Channel. No injuries.

By - 7/5/15 - 12:57 pm
Fort Point Channel boats

Eileen Murphy paints us a picture at the boat-rental place by the Barking Crab.

By - 5/8/15 - 9:27 pm
Guy on Fort Point Channel dock

A concerned citizen complains about this guy who seems to have set up housekeeping on the one public-access dock in Fort Point Channel:

Fort Point Harbor Walk squatter has returned. Scaring off visitors who dare to venture onto the dock.

By - 4/6/15 - 10:30 pm
Stark Industries

The lighting makes it impossible to read, but that covered over sign in Chris Devers's photo says "Stark Industries," so you have to wonder if Stark plans to divert all those razor blades for a new protective coating for his Iron Man suits.

Photo posted under this Creative Commons license.

By - 2/22/15 - 1:24 pm

Steve Hollinger sent an RC car equipped with a GoPro camera out onto the ice of the frozen Fort Point Channel yesterday, with the idea of having it inspect the floating pyramid.

The Fort Pointer reports the set up was:

GoPro mounted on a cheap 2.4 gHz RC car, marked down to $18.50 at Radio Shack.

By - 2/21/15 - 10:04 am
Frozen Fort Point Channel

Kathleen O'Donnell looked across a solid surface on Fort Point Channel this morning.

By - 2/10/15 - 8:23 pm
Boy being rescued from Fort Point Channel

Man pulls boy out of the frigid water.

A passerby who heard the screams of boys playing behind the Intercontinental Hotel rushed down a dock to rescue their playmate, who had fallen into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel this afternoon.

Tez Garcia, who was nearby taking pictures of the frozen harbor at the time, forwarded photos of the dramatic rescue, which happened around 3:30 p.m.

The kids, who had been playing by themselves on sleds on a mound of snow that ended right at the water a few feet away from the water-taxi dock, start looking for the missing boy - and screaming for help:

By - 1/16/15 - 7:30 am
Wharf District

Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.

By - 10/12/14 - 6:15 pm
Pyramid sculpture being launched into Fort Point Channel in Boston

In she goes. See it larger.

With some help from friends, designer Don Eyles today launched Fort Point Channel's latest floating artwork: A pyramid made of plastic blocks painted to look like the paving stones that used to line Boston streets.

Some of the neighborhood's toughest artists - and one little kid - raised the wooden beams on which the pyramid sat and it glided, more or less, into the green water below.

Eyles and a small boatload of folks then pulled the pyramid into the middle of the channel, about midway down the postal annex, and moored it in place.

By - 10/12/14 - 11:28 am

Don Eyles and crew are scheduled to launch this floating pyramid from Necco Court into Fort Point Channel at 2:30 p.m. today.

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.

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