Fort Point Channel

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.

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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.

By - 12/23/11 - 8:58 am

Congress Street Bridge

Greg MacKay photographed the Congress Street Bridge and the nearing-completion Tea Party Museum.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 11/3/11 - 7:59 pm

Hello, we must be goingHello, we must be going.

The sign welcoming you to Fort Point is one of the last things you see before you cross the Summer Street bridge from Fort Point into downtown (the other side of the sign says "Welcome to South Boston").... Read more

By - 10/26/11 - 12:09 am

Roofers

Every day, it looks more likely that this time, the Tea Party Museum will actually reopen. On Tuesday, some roofers were busy up on, well, the roof.

By - 10/21/11 - 3:02 pm

The Fort Point Pier opened today:

With its broad floating dock having a planked deck surface only 12.5" inches above the waterline, generous in cleats and other potential tie-up points, Fort Point Pier is perfectly suited as a FREE, public launch point to Boston Harbor for kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board (SUP),

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