Boston Harbor

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).

By - 10/18/16 - 2:45 pm
Guy diving into Boston Harbor during king tide

As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.

He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.

By - 10/17/16 - 12:58 pm
Long Wharf in Boston flooded by king tide

Our own SwirlyGrrl took a walk down to the end of Long Wharf today to see the effects of the "king tide," a high tide two feet higher than normal caused by the alignment of the sun and moon - but which experts say will become the normal tide by 2050 as the polar ice sheets continue to melt and sea temperatures rise.

R. also went down, shows us there's even flooding beyond the Chart House: Read more.

By - 10/12/16 - 11:28 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

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

She wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 9/23/16 - 9:03 pm
Map showing area covered by federal grant

Portion of smoking-gun map. Shaded area covered by federal grant includes pavilion site.

A federal appeals court today ruled the BRA can't turn a Long Wharf pavilion into a restaurant because the structure is protected from commercial use as part of a federal grant detailed on a map the BRA signed off on, then lost - but which a couple of retired National Park Service workers found three decades later. Read more.

By - 9/22/16 - 5:02 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports the state Department of Environmental Protection has ruled the developers of a proposed hotel at Lewis Wharf can't using harbor pilings that are currently submerged at high tide, which poses a bit of a problem since much of the project was planned for those pilings.

By - 9/16/16 - 9:31 pm
Harvest moon over Graves Light

John Gage watched the harvest moon come up over Graves Light and Boston Harbor. Read more.

By - 9/14/16 - 2:37 pm

Charles Larner, who owns Pier 6 in the Charlestown Navy Yard, said today he'd hire a "launch boat" to offer free shuttle service between the that restaurant and the one he wants to build on the East Boston waterfront - and that he would look to eventually expand the boat runs to other waterfront neighborhoods. Read more.

By - 9/12/16 - 5:37 pm

US District Court Judge Richard Stearns today added Massport to the federal government's suit against the MWRA and Eversource over an electric cable to Deer Island from South Boston that the feds say will interfere with dredging aimed at letting the Conley Terminal accept larger ships. Read more.