Fort Point Channel
Kathleen O'Donnell looked across a solid surface on Fort Point Channel this morning.
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:
Our own Swirlygrrl noticed the revised sign above Fort Point last night.
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.