Boston Harbor

By - 3/27/17 - 8:52 am

The Globe reports the Trustees of Reservations are looking for a waterfront parcel on which to build a major new park.

By - 3/26/17 - 5:45 pm
A380 at Logan Airport

Tamas K-L watched the first scheduled arrival of a British Airways A380 - the largest passenger plane in the world - today (an Emirates A380 landed in January).

Neil, meanwhile, watched a giant LNG tanker serenely steam past the Conley Terminal in South Boston last week: Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 9:44 am

Jen Richard videoed this in Fort Point Channel by the Tea Party Museum this morning. The New England Aquarium confirms it was a harbor porpoise.

Last spring:
Esplanade dock gets fat, sassy visitor.

By - 3/18/17 - 8:54 pm
Sunset over the Zakim Bridge

Matt Frank watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and the Zakim Bridge this evening.

By - 3/16/17 - 9:36 am
Tall ship Cuauhtemoc docked at Fan Pier on the South Boston waterfront

Rob Littlefield got up early to take a peak at the tall ship Cuauhtémoc, currently berthed at Fan Pier.

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the ship will have public visiting hours today through Sunday.

By - 3/15/17 - 3:07 pm
Beached boat in Winthrop after storm

Roving UHub photographer Ynckay spotted this boat lying on Short Beach in Winthrop this morning.

By - 3/2/17 - 12:03 am

The New York Times report the ICA will spend $10 million to turn a condemned factory in the Boston Harbor Shipyard - which already has an artistic bent - into a new art facility to be called the Watershed.

By - 2/18/17 - 9:30 pm

The idea of a seawall with giant gates to let in ships - that would close in advance of a major storm - first came up in a list of possibilities in a city report on preparing Boston for rising seas. The Globe reports several professors are spending a year studying the practicalities and costs of what would be one of the world's largest seawalls.

By - 1/27/17 - 8:43 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sun come up over Long Wharf and Boston Harbor this morning.

By - 1/3/17 - 1:39 pm

Stephen Gray writes about the conflict between Boston's Climate Ready Boston report, which projects which areas of the city face climate-change-related flooding and its Imagine 2030 report, which posits major development in several of those areas.

By - 12/29/16 - 2:19 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com wonders if the real reason the current operators of First Night have shifted the midnight fireworks from Boston Harbor to Copley Square is not because it's cheaper but to try to build up a Boston version of Times Square:

Watch this year as the TV hosts interview the Copley attendees and count the suburbanites that will have come in to Copley, all decked out in a spectacularly crowded space. The Back Bay event will be instantly labeled a “success” because it will look good on television.

By - 12/12/16 - 6:38 pm
Sunset over Boston Harbor

John Gage shows us sunset was a bit nicer than sunrise today.

By - 11/16/16 - 1:43 pm
Rising tide under North Washington Street bridge

David Wean watched the tide come in under the North Washington Street bridge today.

By - 11/15/16 - 11:42 am

Mark Novak shows us the morning king tide at Long Wharf. Read more.

By - 11/12/16 - 12:45 am

The Coast Guard reports two men on a sailboat spent nearly four hours aground on rocks off Lovells Island before the crew of a helicopter from a Coast Guard base on Cape Cod plucked them off. Read more.

By - 11/9/16 - 8:53 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Tom Griffiths provides the proof, from the end of Long Wharf.

By - 11/6/16 - 10:23 am

Tamas K-L took in a landing at Logan yesterday.

By - 10/28/16 - 10:04 am
 JoAnn LaVigne Schroer with her husband in 2016

JoAnn LaVigne Schroer with her husband in 2016. Photo by Petty Officer 2nd class LaNola Stone.

The Coast Guard introduces us to Joanne LaVigne Schroer, who was just a little girl when her father was assigned to a two-year spell as the Boston Light lighthouse keeper. And she recalls the ghost:

"When we went out to the island [in 1948] the second-floor bedroom that faces the light itself was always locked," Schroer recalled. "We had always heard that back in the 1800s there was a lightkeeper whose wife went a little stir crazy and killed her husband right around Halloween. Then, she wrote about it in her diary.

"Every October, we would hear these weird noises in that room," Schroer said. "One night, my mother jiggled the doorknob to see what was going on. All of a sudden, this black image came right through the door, down the hallway and then down the stairs into the kitchen. It was the lightkeeper's wife, and she had a big dog with her," Schroer attested. "I woke up in the middle of the night and there was that big dog sitting right in the room."

By - 10/19/16 - 2:59 pm

BostonDaniel was on hand at Long Wharf today for this merman sighting.

Earlier:
The king of dives into the king of tides (Tuesday).
Shorter Wharf (Monday).