Boston Harbor

By - 8/20/17 - 10:07 am

The Waller family, which owns and is renovating the Graves Light lighthouse, reports this morning:

Lots of trash floating past Graves Ledge. Most, like cans and wrappers, look like they were dumped by thoughtless boaters.

By - 8/17/17 - 3:23 pm

A Floridian who spent some time in Boston in the 1980s discovered one of her ancestors was a coal shoveler on a Confederate steamer who was captured and sent to Fort Warren on Georges Island, where he died. She writes today why she thinks the now covered-up memorial to him and 12 other rebels should be taken down: Read more.

By - 8/15/17 - 9:57 pm
Boarded up Confederate memorial on Georges Island

Boarded-up memorial to American traitors.

A memorial to the 13 Confederate soldiers who died while held on Georges Island - out of some 1,000 kept prisoner there - is now covered with wooden boards as the Baker administration determines if and how they can just get rid of the thing. Read more.

By - 8/14/17 - 9:37 am
Fountainhead yacht in Boston Harbor

Fountainhead, a yacht owned by Sears CEO and Ayn Rand fanboi Eddie Lampert, is back in Boston Harbor this morning, as Scott G. Sewall alerts us. Read more.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:05 pm
Jumping into Boston Harbor from Long Wharf

Mitchell watched "a brave man execute a pretty nice dive" into Boston Harbor from the end of Long Wharf early this evening.

Guy diving into the harbor during a king tide.

By - 8/12/17 - 10:51 am

WGBH reports on how the ICA is promising to behave and let the public continue to stroll along the harbor on land that's supposed to be open to the public even on nights when it charges guests $20 to mingle at exclusive parties there.

By - 8/5/17 - 11:46 am
Giant yacht leaves Boston

Mgorin84 watched the Vava II, owned by an international supervillain a European billionaire and his former Miss UK wife, leaving Boston today, after several days docked in town.

By - 7/30/17 - 8:18 pm
Giant yacht berthed in Boston

Robert Alvarez spotted this behemoth (complete with its own helicopter, of course), wonders which one of us owns it. Scott Eisen, who spotted it anchored off Peddocks Island earlier today, reports it's the Vava II, owned by Kirsty Bertarelli, Read more.

By - 7/29/17 - 4:43 pm
Big Colombian flag in Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni went down to Fan Pier today to see the Gloria, a Colombian Navy tall ship docked there.

Troublewithtribbles photographed the ship lit up last night.

By - 7/22/17 - 5:17 pm

A regular yacht became a land yacht today when it wound up on a sand bar that was probably marked on a chart or something and which became painfully obvious at low tide, as Paul Nutting Jr. shows us. He reports the location as:

An area called the Narrows between Lovells and the Brewsters, close to Boston Light.

By - 7/18/17 - 9:58 am
Amerigo Vespucci off Winthrop

James D. spotted the Italian tall ship Amerigo Vespucci off Winthrop this morning.

Not long after, Lily D. got a closer look at the ship, which is in Boston through the 22nd: Read more.

By - 7/15/17 - 11:06 am
Towing sail boats through Boston Harbor

A guy in a motorboat towed several sailboats past Castle Island from the direction of the harbor islands towards the inner harbor yesterday.

By - 7/13/17 - 12:32 am

The Department of Justice says it's settled a lawsuit against Eversource and the MWRA over a Deer Island power cable under Boston Harbor the government had said was not buried deeply enough to allow for planned dredging to let the Conley Terminal in South Boston handle larger ships. Read more.

By - 7/1/17 - 2:20 pm

Boston firefighters are off New Street for a small fire on an abandoned pier reported around 2:10 p.m.

By - 6/22/17 - 3:24 pm

Joshua Fabian watched one of the Tall Ships departing Boston today. Read more.

By - 6/17/17 - 2:58 pm

Just a flyover for the tall ships, not the beginnings of an invasion.

By - 6/17/17 - 12:10 pm
Tall Ships in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank has a good seat to watch the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor today.

By - 6/14/17 - 9:39 pm

Eric Ballard shows us Boston Harbor in time lapse (that's the Fish Pier on the left).

By - 6/12/17 - 11:04 pm
Mystery fireworks over Boston Harbor

Cheyenne was among the many people who watched the fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight - and who wondered what the reason was. Joe Phalen reports they were set off from a barge off 50 Liberty in the Seaport. Spencer Buell reports he called Boston and State Police and the city (don't worry - he's a reporter; knows not to call 911) and that nobody had an answer.

UPDATE: BFD spokesman Steve MacDonald reports the privately financed show was put on by Atlas Pyro of Jaffrey, NH for an events-production company called Fresh Wata in Las Vegas, NV.