Fort Point Channel

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.

The car didn't quite make it... Read more

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... Read more

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... Read more

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.

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

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