The Herald reports on the hundreds of fish poured into Jamaica Pond yesterday.
At least, the first time around. J.L. Bell reposts part of a memoir from a British officer assigned to colonial Boston in 1774 and 1775, who much enjoyed skating on Jamaica Pond until:
[T]he Yankees were constantly exercising [i.e., training for war], and became more and more insolent, so much so that the officers did not think it safe to go into the country... Read more
The Jamaica Plain Gazette delivers a stinging report.
As we watched the guy at the base of the gazebo at Jamaica Pond, he caught a fish, which he promptly unhooked and tossed back in. The kidlet, clearly a Girl of Action, was puzzled by the concept of catch and release -... Read more
Boston Fireman reports the Boston Fire Department rushed to Jamaica Pond around 12:30 p.m. today when a boat overturned. The kids were rescued first; adults still hanging onto boat.
NotWhitey posts a newspaper account of a giant skating festival on Jamaica Pond (skating on the pond? Well, yeah, they also used to have skinny dipping in the summer for men) that had to be called off when Curley himself noticed the ice about to give way.
Alex Howard moved to Washington this past summer. He likes his new home, but still pines for Boston - and compiles a list of all the things he misses (50 categories!), including:
... Jamaica Pond. Whether it was fishing, sailing, rowing, cycling, running, reading or enjoying an amble in the annual Lantern Parade, this kettlehole pond was always a joy to visit. ...... Read more
It doesn't take much to make peds happy, Scott discovers on a walk around Jamaica Pond.
Steve Garfield posts video of some Jamaica Pond ducks that found a watering hole in the ice.
Mike Ball snapped the fabled white squirrel of Jamaica Pond today; reports the mini-beast got close enough to grab a tossed nut, then scampered away.
Copyright Mike Ball.
Mark brings to our attention those more carefree days of yore, when people played baseball - on skates - on a frozen Jamaica Pond.