Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.
Fort Point Channel
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.
Don Eyles and crew are scheduled to launch this floating pyramid from Necco Court into Fort Point Channel at 2:30 p.m. today.
JB Parrett looked out at Fort Point Channel while having lunch at the Barking Crab today.
A concerned citizen of the realm complains:
Tea chest from Tea Party Museum washed up between Gillette and railroad tracks.
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.
Our own Swirlygrrl shows us the ice that's built up on Fort Point Channel in the current cold wave.
The Atlantic Cities reports on the new "streets seats" going in.
Both are examples of sawtooth design, which, at least in the case of Millennium Place, allows for more profit-maximizing "corner" units. Utile explains.
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):
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.
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.