Boston Harbor

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.

By - 8/10/15 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police are continuing to investigate an incident early Sunday in which a car wound up in Boston Harbor mud at the end of Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston. Read more.

By - 8/9/15 - 9:24 pm

WBZ reports on an incident this afternoon off Rainsford Island.

By - 8/7/15 - 11:22 pm
Nantucket Lightship lit up in East Boston

617 Images was on hand this evening when one of the beacons atop the Nantucket Lightship anchored at East Boston was turned on for the first time in 40 years.

By - 8/3/15 - 12:06 pm
US Coast Guard Cutter James in Boston Harbor

John Gage watched the National Security Cutter James ease into a berth at the North End Coast Guard base today, in advance of its officials Aug. 8 commissioning. Read more.

By - 8/2/15 - 8:07 pm
Queen Mary 2 at Black Falcon pier in Boston

Eileen Murphy spent some time watching the Queen Mary 2 today, as it approached the Black Falcon pier and after it docked at the pier.

For a size comparison, she also photographed a harbor water taxi as it passed the ship: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 9:12 am
US Coast Guard's Eagle docked in Charlestown

617 Images shows us the Eagle, the Coast Guard tall ship that is now docked at Pier 4 in Charlestown and open for tours today, 10-5 and Saturday and Sunday, 10-7.

By - 7/22/15 - 2:52 pm
Mark Cuban's yacht

Paul Nutting watched Mark Cuban's yacht steam through Boston Harbor today. The 288-foot Fountainhead, which probably isn't equipped with city-leveling armament, was built in 2011 in the Netherlands and is only the 55th largest yacht in the world.

By - 7/22/15 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men they say used a stolen boat to find other boats to pillage in Boston Harbor on Monday. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 11:36 am

Vivien Li is trading ocean vistas for the river views of Pittsburgh: TribLive reports Li, longtime head of the Boston Harbor Association, starts Oct. 1 as president and CEO of RiverLife Pittsburgh.

H/t Joyce Linehan.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:29 am
Fire at East Boston shipyard

A lot of smoke. Photo by Liam Elliott.

Boston firefighters are at the Boston Harbor Marina off Marginal Street, where a 16-foot boat erupted into flames around 10:15 a.m. One person suffered burns.

Paul Nutting captured the scene from across the harbor.