Boston Harbor

By - 7/20/15 - 3:26 pm
Yachts in Boston Harbor, at Long Wharf

There were several large, ocean-going yachts tied up at Long Wharf today, including one registered to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands: Read more.

By - 7/16/15 - 6:39 pm
Proposed Clippership development

The BRA today approved a 492-unit apartment and condo project at Clippership Wharf in East Boston - some 25 years after the first proposal for the long vacant 12-acre parcel. Read more.

By - 7/12/15 - 11:04 pm
Fireworks for the Queen Mary 2

Eileen Murphy watched the fireworks as the Queen Mary 2 left the Black Falcon pier for a trip to New York.

NorthEndWaterfront.com has a gallery of tonight's fireworks.

By - 7/12/15 - 9:58 pm
Wheat coming into Boston harbor

In addition to the tall ships and the Queen Mary 2, Boston Harbor also saw the USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK 3016) coming into port today for some drydock work.

By - 7/12/15 - 3:25 pm
Queen Mary in Boston

Ryan Ruel shows us the Queen Mary 2, docked at the Black Falcon pier today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/12/15 - 1:29 pm
Ship steering wheels

Views of the Northeast spent some time exploring the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor yesterday.

Copyright Views of the Northeast. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/12/15 - 12:32 pm
Lizard art on a Boston Harbor island

Ryan Ruel enjoyed some of the art on Georges Island, part of the Isles Arts Initiative.

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By - 7/11/15 - 1:54 pm
French tall ship Hermione in Boston Harbor

John Gage got a good look at the French tall ship Hermione, which glided into Boston Harbor this morning. To her right is the Sagres, which came into port yesterday.

By - 7/11/15 - 9:33 am
Watching the sun set over downtown Boston from a bucket

Yesterday evening, Steve spotted a guy who knows how to watch the sunset over downtown Boston - from a bucket truck at the end of Bremen Street in East Boston.

Copyright Steve. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/10/15 - 8:51 am
Sagres enters Boston Harbor

The Sagres, a Portuguese tall ship, entered Boston Harbor this morning on its way to docking at Fan Pier, as SailBoston shows us.

By - 6/30/15 - 5:00 pm
East Boston crane in operation

One of the first of East Boston's waterfront luxury buildings is going up. Today, the white crane lifted up a segment of red framing to the top of the red crane, where workers bolted it to the boom to make it longer.

By - 6/30/15 - 7:54 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Eric Ballard watched the sun come up over the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion and Boston Harbor this morning.

By - 6/24/15 - 8:36 pm
Bird on a light in Boston Harbor

Spotted this small seabird today on the harbor side of the North Washington Street bridge. Anybody know what kind of bird it is?

By - 6/24/15 - 6:19 pm

A passenger on board Benjamin Urbelis's Naut Guilty on May 30 was arraigned today on charges he negligently started the boat up while Urbelis was in the water - and destroyed evidence that might have been related to the way he allegedly steered the boat right at a woman in the water, slicing her arm off. Read more.

By - 6/22/15 - 9:01 am
Early morning fog at the waterfront

AC Cuneo reports that getting up early has its advantages sometimes, such as seeing this morning's fog on the waterfront.

By - 6/21/15 - 5:18 pm
Fog over Boston Harbor islands

Eileen Murphy spent some time today watching the fast changing weather over Boston Harbor. One moment fog, then the skies brightened: Read more.

By - 6/18/15 - 10:48 pm
Naut Guilty

The Naut Guilty in boat jail in Charlestown. Photo by Melissa K. Palardy.

Benjamin Urbelis isn't waiting for the state court system to decide whether he's criminally liable for a passenger on his boat having her arm sliced off: He's filed a request in federal court that seeks to have a judge limit his civil liabilities should he get sued.

In a request filed in US District Court in Boston, Urbelis takes advantage of the fact that federal admiralty law, which can limit a ship owner's civil liabilities, covers craft in navigable waters, such as Boston Harbor. In his request , he asserts he's not to blame for the arm loss and injuries other passengers on his Naut Guilty "may have sustained" and so a judge should rule he either has no civil liability or, if he does, that liability is limited to the worth of the boat.

By - 6/17/15 - 8:15 am
A tall ship docked at Pier 4 in Boston

Manu got a close-up look at the Juan Sebastián Elcano, a Spanish tall ship docked at Pier 4.

By - 6/10/15 - 4:03 pm
Jellyfish in Boston Harbor

Moon jellyfish are flooding Boston Harbor, moving with the tides and occasionally puffing themselves into balloon-like shapes to pulse themselves a few inches forward at a time. The large rings are their reproductive organs.

Where did all these jellyfish come from?

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