Boston Harbor

By - 5/23/16 - 4:35 pm
No drone zone at Piers Park in East Boston

Jordan Frias spotted this sign at an entrance to Piers Park in East Boston, which Massport probably put there due to its location near Logan Airport.

Massport map of Logan-related drone restrictions.

By - 5/19/16 - 2:46 pm
Anthem of the Seas in South Boston

Dwarfing the terminal. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Boston.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 1:03 pm
Seaplane in Boston Harbor

The day after the Globe reported two companies want to start seaplane service to New York, Aidan noticed a seaplane just casually docked in Boston Harbor.

By - 4/30/16 - 2:34 pm
Coyote on Thompson Island

Thomas Mann reports he paddled out to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor this morning - and spotted this coyote. It's the first time he's ever seen one on one of the harbor islands.

By - 3/18/16 - 5:41 pm
Rainbow over Boston Harbor

Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.

More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):

By - 3/16/16 - 10:07 am
USS Mahan entering Boston Harbor
Patriots flag

Jay Kenney watched as the USS McFaul passed Castle Island on its way into port this morning.

After getting a close look at the destroyer's flags, he suspects its commanding officer is a Patriots fan.

USS McFaul photos.

By - 2/17/16 - 1:17 pm
Crews searching Charles River near North Station

Searching the Charles near North Station around noon. Photo by Jennifer M.

Marr

NECN reports authorities are searching the Charles River near North Station for Zachary Marr, a Harvard resident who went missing after leaving the Bell in Hand early Saturday. The Globe reports police are searching Boston Harbor as well.

By - 2/16/16 - 3:42 pm

The City of Boston Archaeology Program put together this animation showing changes in the land and water around Fanueil Hall over 400 years.

By - 2/14/16 - 9:58 am
Sea smoke over Boston Harbor

When subzero air meets still liquid water, the result is "sea smoke," as our own Cybah shows us with this view of Boston Harbor this morning.

Eric Ballard videoed the sea smoke in action: Read more.

By - 2/8/16 - 8:02 pm

Nothing new, but still dramatic when the harbor begins moving onto the wharves of downtown.

By - 2/5/16 - 9:58 am
Container ship in Boston Harbor

John Sonderman spotted this container ship as his plane was approaching Logan the other day.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/3/16 - 7:21 am
Dawn over Boston Harbor and Chelsea Creek

Ryan watched the sun come up this morning from the McArdle Bridge between East Boston and Chelsea.

By - 1/26/16 - 9:18 am
Sun rising over the Citgo sign and Kenmore Square in Boston

JGD watched the sun come up over Kenmore Square this morning.

Tim Shawver was up early as well and watched the sunrise over Boston Harbor: Read more.

By - 1/22/16 - 3:56 pm
Northern Avenue Bridge over Fort Point Channel in 1919

The bridge and downtown Boston in 1919. Photo by Leslie Jones. See larger.

The Globe reports Boston officials have decided to tear down the old Northern Avenue Bridge starting in March - although a spokeswoman for the mayor said today that "there will still be an opportunity to preserve the bridge, but it cannot stay where it is because of its current condition." Read more.

By - 1/11/16 - 12:16 pm
Surfing at Deer Island

John Gage watched surfers from Deer Island today.

By - 12/27/15 - 2:20 pm
Making bubbles on Boston Harbor

The Fort Pointer watched a guy make giant bubbles on the Harborwalk near the ICA this morning.

By - 12/27/15 - 1:29 pm
Lusitania G arrives in Boston Harbor

John Gage watched the salt-bearing Lusitania G arrive in port yesterday. It departed early this morning for a trip to Portland, ME.

By - 12/9/15 - 6:16 pm
Seal at Castle Island in South Boston

John Gage spotted this seal at Castle Island today.

Saturday:
Seal at Black Falcon pier.