Fort Point Channel
In a letter to the state, the BPDA says it's resolved its long-standing issues with Don Chiofaro and the city is now OK with him replacing the Aquarium garage with a 600-foot tower (yes, just one), as part of a waterfront master plan that would also see new open space at what is now a Long Wharf parking lot and a new deck for the Harborwalk near the Moakley Bridge. Read more.
Peter Franchi snapped the barriers State Street put up outside its building off A Street near Fort Point Channel today in anticipation of super-moon-caused high tides spilling over into the street.
Brandy shows us the flooding starting this morning along the South Boston side of Fort Point Channel.
Adam Castiglioni reports Fort Point Channel is freezing up.
Caught in Southie reports first responders are at the channel near the Gillette plant this morning.
The Curse of the Northern Avenue Bridge strikes again: Lauri Howe Barrett shows us the King Triton, a former buoy tender that sank near the decrepit old bridge the other day.
MassLive.com reports Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says young men need to be more careful when they drink in a city surrounded by water, not worry about a serial killer.
The Globe writes today that since 2009, at least 11 bodies have been recovered from the water surrounding Boston and that the last one was that of Zachary Marr, whose body was found in the Charles near North Station a month after he disappeared from a downtown bar.
The Globe is wrong on both counts. Read more.
— Jen richard (@Jenboston) March 21, 2017
Jen Richard videoed this in Fort Point Channel by the Tea Party Museum this morning. The New England Aquarium confirms it was a harbor porpoise.
Esplanade dock gets fat, sassy visitor.
Rob Littlefield looked across Fort Point Channel tonight, notes it was 17 degrees with 35 m.p.h. gusts.
As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.
He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.
M couldn't help but notice the bright orange people hanging onto inner tubes bobbing in Fort Point Channel this morning. Begin Fort Point and all, it is, of course, art, specifically, SOS (Safety Orange Swimmers):
S.O.S. invokes the Fort Point Channel Basin as a metaphor for the seas across which people have always traveled in search of shelter, freedom, prosperity and safety; seas in which they have often lost their lives. The Swimmers symbolize the world’s refugees and migrants, and the long history of global migration on which our city and nation are largely built.
Artists Ann Hirsh & Jeremy Angier hope to provoke discussions about the changing identity of the Channel by asking: how are we, a city in the midst of an economic boom, responding to the current global refugee crisis?
The Globe reports.
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