Boston Harbor

By - 5/2/15 - 12:30 am

Shortly after midnight. Arriving firefighters fairly quickly got him out of the water and into a boat, to await EMTs - who also had to help a firefighter injured in the rescue effort.Read more

By - 4/25/15 - 6:15 am
Zakim Bridge as seen from Lovejoy Wharf

On Thursday, Greg MacKay took what he thinks might be the first night photograph of the Zakim Bridge from the newly re-opened Lovejoy Wharf.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.Read more

By - 4/19/15 - 7:53 am
Orange sunset over Boston Harbor

Dan Santry watched the sunset from Deer Island yesterday.Read more

By - 4/17/15 - 7:26 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the walkway under the North End side of the bridge has reopened, after several years of being closed.Read more

By - 4/15/15 - 8:59 am
Fishing boats at the Boston Fish Pier

With some time to spare after licensing-board hearings, and with decentish temperatures yesterday, I wandered along the South Boston waterfont, where, in addition to what seemed like every single construction worker in New England putting up new towers, one could also see glimpses of what used to be.

There's a limit to all the new luxury housing and high-priced office space going up along...Read more

By - 3/23/15 - 11:21 am

Brad Tatum videoed the contractor's explosion that took out three segments of the Long Island bridge around 11 a.m.

Earlier:
Virgil, quick come see, there goes the Robert E., no, wait, that's the Long Island bridgeRead more

By - 3/21/15 - 1:36 pm

Paul Nutting took in the Save the Harbor Cupid Splash in South Boston today.Read more

By - 3/10/15 - 7:30 am
Boston Harbor at sunrise with a plane taking off

Tim Colby watched a plane take off over Boston Harbor this morning.Read more

By - 3/9/15 - 7:56 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Tim Colby watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor and the waterfront this morning. Despite the old weather rhyme, the National Weather Service predicts sunny skies today and tomorrow.

Eileen Murphy also watched the sun rise to meet the day over South Boston:

Sunrise over South Boston

The kidlet and I had...Read more

By - 2/25/15 - 8:21 am
Part of the Long Island bridge floats through Boston Harbor

Paul Nutting got to his office early this morning and got to see part of the Long Island bridge floating through Boston Harbor as crews work to take down the current span so it can be replaced one of these years.

Nick Cimetti got a closeup shot of the bridge segment under full steam:

By - 2/21/15 - 10:23 am
British ship leaves Boston Harbor in canal dug through ice

This print, from the BPL archives, shows a British steamer leaving Boston Harbor through ice, thanks to local merchants:

This print, representing the B & N. A Royal Mail steam ship Britannia, John Hewitt, commander, leaving her dock at East Boston on the 3d of February 1844 on her voyage to Liverpool, is respectfully dedicated by the publishers to the merchants of Boston who

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By - 2/18/15 - 4:46 pm
Boston Harbor

A concerned citizen in Charlestown who might possibly not realize that Boston Harbor drains into this giant ocean demands the city stop this snow dumping into the harbor forthwith:

Harbor almost flooding. Please stop allowing snow in harbor. I don't want our homes flooded.

The city marked the case closed as "noted."...Read more

By - 2/13/15 - 4:03 pm
Ferry and icebreaker

Photo by MBTA.

In Karhide, on the planet Gethen, ferry voyages always include an icebreaker sent ahead.

In Hingham harbor, as well.Read more

By - 2/12/15 - 4:34 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com has photos of the resurrection of Capt. Bob, a boat that slipped into the briny deep next to Union Wharf on Monday.Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 8:23 pm
Boy being rescued from Fort Point Channel

Man pulls boy out of the frigid water.

A passerby who heard the screams of boys playing behind the Intercontinental Hotel rushed down a dock to rescue their playmate, who had fallen into the frigid waters of Fort Point Channel this afternoon.

Tez Garcia, who was nearby taking pictures of the frozen harbor at the time, forwarded photos of the dramatic rescue, which happened around 3:30 p.m.

The kids, who had been playing...Read more

By - 2/10/15 - 10:23 am
Snow farm on the South Boston waterfront

Several days of running rented snow melters nearly nonstop at the city snow farm in the Marine Industrial Park have helped chop down the snow mountains to size, Conventures reports.

Across the harbor, roving UHub photographer Chris Dagdigian watched a couple of the beasts at work outside Terminal C (the white streaks are reflections of lights in the terminal, not incoming laser beams):

By - 2/6/15 - 11:31 pm

Paul Levy, the first director of the MWRA, writes it's pretty silly to let Boston dump snow into a snow farm right on the water but not let it just push the snow into the harbor - when it's going to melt into the water anyway.

Forcing the city to create snow mountains only means wasting time that could be better spent getting...Read more

By - 1/21/15 - 5:09 pm

Boston 2024 released major portions of its bid document today. Boston Magazine has the details and bird's-eye views (including a planned beach-volleyball stadium and related structures that would take up much of the Common). One interesting bit, noticed by Ari Ofsevit, would turn Long Island into the shooting venue.

The bridge serving the island will be restricted for Olympic use only during the

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By - 1/5/15 - 10:37 am
Coast Guard patrols Boston Harbor near the federal courthouse

John Costello photographed the Coast Guard patrol outside the Moakley Courthouse today as jury selection begins for the surviving Tsarnaev brother. He faces 30 counts that could mean the death penalty.Read more

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