Boston Harbor

By - 10/16/14 - 10:47 am
Reflections on Boston Harbor at Christopher Columbus Park

Mucka Finyardi looked across the water and Christopher Columbus Park at Long Wharf the other night.

By - 10/10/14 - 4:17 pm
Boston Fire recruits round up chickens

BFD recruits round up chickens on Long Island. Photo by BFD.

Shelter residents and workers weren't the only ones affected by this week's shutdown of the Long Island Bridge. The Boston Fire Department reports its recruits, who train on neighboring Moon Island, were pressed into service today to rescue 17 chickens at the Boston Public Health Commission's farm on Long Island.

They walked across the bridge to help the chickens cross to the other side,... Read more

By - 10/9/14 - 7:13 pm

The mayor's office says it remains committed to rebuilding the Long Island bridge that was shut last night, but that even under the best circumstances, design, environmental analysis and actual construction could take five years and cost $80 million.

Even before the bridge was shut as unsafe, the city had been preparing bid documents for $9 million in design work, half of which would be... Read more

By - 10/8/14 - 11:23 pm

WFXT reports the city today shut the long decaying bridge to Long Island, forcing the Boston Public Health Commission to find alternate quarters for the more than up to 400 homeless people who normally spend the night at a shelter there.

The commission shut the South End Fitness Center to the public and turned it into an emergency shelter.

More... Read more

By - 10/5/14 - 7:31 pm
Big ship leaves Boston Harbor

Neal Gaffey watched the Brilliance of the Seas passing Castle Island on its way out to sea today.

By - 9/29/14 - 7:44 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront

Tim Colby watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor and the South Boston waterfront this morning.

By - 9/28/14 - 12:03 am

State Police report arresting a North Andover man on a charge of boating under the influence after troopers on harbor patrol rescued him and five passengers from his 50-foot Sea Ray boat, sinking between Spectacle Island and the Long Island Bridge shortly after 7 p.m.

State Police say Paul Boulanger's boat hit a rock and began to sink. Some passengers suffered minor injuries as... Read more

By - 9/22/14 - 8:26 am
Shell at Eastport Park

Chris Rich recently visited Eastport Park, an open-air sculpture garden on the South Boston waterfront.

Copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 8/30/14 - 12:07 am
Boston Harbor at night

JB Parrett enjoyed the night air on Boston Harbor Friday night.

By - 8/24/14 - 1:16 pm
Fishing is what famous literary hero Moby Dick did after getting in a big fight with a big whale.

Jody LaFerriere noticed this Groupon deal for a ride on a solar-powered boat in Boston Harbor (note: The ride does not include diving for sponges; it involves casting "a lure that turns into a sponge as it drifts in the water and makes friends with mermaids who haven't bathed in years").... Read more

By - 8/22/14 - 1:47 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Jan looked out her office window this morning to see Old Ironsides returning from Castle Island after a salute of volleys.

The nation's oldest commissioned warship goes into drydock for two years of repairs in March.

Jocelyn photographed the Constitution from East Boston, on her way out to Castle Island.

USS Constitution

Ted... Read more

By - 8/21/14 - 11:01 am

The Portland Press Herald reports a giant box on a barge built by Google for God knows what reason left the Maine port Tuesday for a trip down our way for dismantling. Seems Google never actually used the shell for anything.

By - 8/14/14 - 12:11 am

Dig reporter Bill Hayduke boards the bus at the Woods-Mullen Shelter in the South End for the bus ride to the Long Island shelter:

By nighttime I’ve declined several offers of pills, shared a joint with some people, and narrowly avoided starting my own fight with a guy who needed someone to punch. I concede defeat to the mosquitoes and go inside to sleep

... Read more
By - 8/10/14 - 9:04 am
Boston Light under repair

Boston Light is getting $1.1 million worth of repairs done as it nears its 300th anniversary in 2016.

Brian MacLean photographed the lighthouse yesterday (Graves Light is behind it).

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

By - 7/29/14 - 8:17 am

UPDATED with new information from the Coast Guard.

Passengers who left Boston on a three-hour whale watch yesterday afternoon spent the night at sea after an underwater cable got tangled up in their boat's propeller and the ship stopped dead in the water.

The Coast Guard reports Boston Harbor Cruises' Cetacea became stuck about 13 miles east of Nahant. The 83-foot boat had 163... Read more

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 - 7/22/14 - 3:35 pm

If Wynn gets the state's casino license for greater Boston, it says it will pay a local clean-water group to "seed" the Mystic's mouth with up to 250,000 oysters as a natural water-filtration system that could also help re-establish an estuary ecosystem there.

The Massachusetts Oyster Project has been working to bring oysters back to the waters of Boston Harbor because the bivalve's natural... Read more

By - 7/13/14 - 12:06 am
Supermoon over Boston Harbor

Matt Conti watched a couple watching the full moon over Boston Harbor.

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