Boston Harbor

By - 10/5/15 - 9:01 pm
Sunset over Centre Street in West Roxbury

People were getting their phones out along Centre Street in West Roxbury this evening to take photos of the sunset.

And people everywhere else were looking up as well: Read more.

By - 9/27/15 - 6:54 pm
Boat aground on Nix's Mate in Boston Harbor

Out in Boston Harbor today, Ryan Meador noticed two boats that had run aground - the first on Nix's Mate, a little nothing of an island on which colonial authorities once gibbetted the bodies of executed pirates - they hung their bodies up to sway in the wind as a warning - the second in an area called Lower Middle.

The first boat appeared pretty solidly stuck, but the second looked like it might make it off when the tide came in: Read more.

By - 9/25/15 - 8:27 am
Sunrise over inner Boston Harbor and the Tobin Bridge

Ryan went for a walk this morning and captured Boston Harbor and the Tobin Bridge.

By - 9/15/15 - 12:40 pm
The deck from which man leaped into Boston Harbbor

Man took serious leap of faith from this roof last month.

UPDATE: Board rules no violation.

A Brighton man who celebrated his 24th birthday last month by taking a leap into Boston Harbor from the top of Legal Harborside on Northern Avenue got the restaurant hauled before the Boston Licensing Board today to explain how it will keep that from happening again. Read more.

By - 9/11/15 - 9:39 pm
Sunset on the Boston waterfront

Michael Ratty watched the sunset from the Seaport tonight.

Neil, meanwhile, was out on the water watching the sun go down over Boston: Read more.

By - 9/11/15 - 6:01 pm
Boston bait vending machine

On Pier 4, near the road on the World Trade Center side, you can now buy any of several types of frozen bait from a vending machine that is open for business 24 hours a day: Clams, squid, pogies, herring and, of course, whole mackerel. Read more.

By - 9/7/15 - 9:17 pm
Fishing lessons on Boston Harbor

MadTy watched a boy learn some fishing skills at Marina Bay in Quincy today.

By - 9/6/15 - 1:09 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

David Parsons watched the fireworks over Boston Harbor last night.

Fireworks video.

More photos of the fireworks.

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

By - 9/4/15 - 2:57 pm

In the second judicial defeat for the BRA in a week involving waterfront land, the Massachusetts Appeals Court ruled today the developer of an apartment complex in Charlestown has to comply with a state order to set aside most of its ground floor for "public accommodation" uses under state waterfront regulations.Read more.

By - 9/2/15 - 4:54 pm
Dog in boat in Boston Harbor

Guy was puttering around the water in front of Christopher Columbus Park today, and his dog spent most of the time in the bow.

By - 8/30/15 - 11:00 pm
Couches floating in Boston Harbor

Saul Blumenthal reports spotting these couches floating off Peddocks Island today, wonders if anybody knows why, given that there probably aren't too many college students moving in there.

By - 8/30/15 - 8:07 pm
Setting sun from Thompson Island

Manu enjoyed the sunset from Thompson Island this evening.

By - 8/27/15 - 5:58 pm
Yacht for sale in Boston

It's a good thing Adam Castaglioni didn't have his checkbook with him on a visit to a Charlestown marina today.

By - 8/27/15 - 9:45 am
Long Wharf shelter in Boston

A shelter it was, a shelter it will stay, judge rules.

A federal judge ruled yesterday the BRA cannot lease the pavilion at the end of Long Wharf to a restaurant because its very own documents show the shelter was always intended to be part of a public park, not a structure available for a commercial lease.

The ruling by US District Court Judge Patti Saris, in what she called "the Long War for Long Wharf," is a victory for a group of North End residents who have been battling with the BRA over the pavilion for years. Read more.

By - 8/21/15 - 9:14 am
Fog over Boston Harbor

Paul Nutting looked out his window at Boston Harbor around 8 a.m.

Daniel Sullivan had a closer view: Read more.

By - 8/20/15 - 10:39 pm

Sit at the end of Long Wharf and it's easy to miss the cormorants - the gulls and terns are constantly screaming for attention, and sometimes getting into fights for key perches, such as the top of the flagpole there. But every so often, you might look down and spot a cormorant bobbing on the water, at least, for a few seconds, before it disappears under the water.

By - 8/15/15 - 8:32 pm
Stormburst over the Massachusetts Turnpike

Violent thunderstorms moved across the Boston region this afternoon and evening, soaking some, giving others vivid lightning displays and rainbows, forcing the delay of a New England Revolution match at Gillette and turning the Natick commuter-rail station into the sort of raging water-filled arroyo you normally only expect to see after freak storms in a western desert: Read more.

By - 8/13/15 - 9:15 am

This surveillance video shows the car whose driver plowed through a fence and into the mud of low-tide Boston Harbor off Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston early Sunday. The car, the tires on one side blown out, goes around the turn, then comes back, right before it leaves the road altogether.