Charlestown Navy Yard

By - 7/25/14 - 10:15 pm
USS Constituion and the Charles W. Morgan

Brian MacLean photographed the USS Constitution and the Charles W. Morgan, the last wooden whaling ship in the world, currently here on a port call during its 38th voyage (more photos).

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 6/19/14 - 7:24 pm
Making rope at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Making rope at the Navy Yard before World War II. Photo by Leslie Jones.

The BRA tonight approved a developer's plans to turn the historic but long-vacant Ropewalk building at the Charlestown Navy Yard into a new residential project and museum.

Some 30 of the proposed 90 apartments will be "affordable."

The bulk of the units will be in the long two-story-high Ropewalk building, which stopped making rope for the Navy in 1971. The adjacent Tar House will also... Read more

By - 10/2/13 - 10:11 am

Jocelyn alerts us that the street piano at the Charlestown Navy Yard is shut for the duration, not because it's federally funded, but because the National Park Service has blocked all access to the area.

Navy Yard piano in happier days.

By - 10/1/13 - 8:43 pm

In a ruling rendered temporarily moot by the semi-government shutdown, a federal appeals court yesterday said a National Park Service ranger did nothing wrong by arresting a man for drunk driving even though the arrest took place off federal land.

The man, Kevin Ryan, was found guilty of "unsafe operation" but not OUI after a federal judge ruled the ranger lacked the authority to arrest... Read more

By - 5/14/13 - 4:35 pm

Cassin Young moves back into water

After close to three years in a dry dock for repairs, the USS Cassin Young moved back into the harbor today to rejoin Old Ironsides as part of the Navy Yard historical park. Doris was ... Read more

By - 2/26/13 - 4:24 pm

At the explosion scene. Photo by Brandon Abbs.At the explosion scene. Photo by Brandon Abbs.

The Boston Fire Department reports something exploded inside a Mass. General lab at the Charlestown Navy Yard this afternoon, showering one worker with glass.... Read more

By - 4/12/10 - 10:30 pm

Drydock

David Parsons photographed Dry Dock 1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/29/09 - 10:42 pm
Por la razon

The Esmeralda, a Chilean tall ship, was docked for a couple of days at the Charlestown Navy Yard, and amazingly, the city did absolutely nothing to keep people from seeing it. Faegirl took a lot of photos and provides some history of the ship, including its role as a torture chamber during the... Read more