Boston Harbor

By - 12/22/11 - 10:04 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on efforts by clammers for compensation for lost wages caused when a large spill at the airport last year that caused the death of clams in beds around the airport.

By - 12/20/11 - 7:23 am

Hulbert2286 took this video from the ICA.

Via Reddit Boston.

By - 11/17/11 - 8:14 am

A pair of Blue Angels jets will be flying low and loud over Boston Harbor around 12:30 p.m. as part of a test run for next Harborfest's visit by the entire squadron, Channel 4 reports.

By - 10/21/11 - 3:02 pm

The Fort Point Pier opened today:

With its broad floating dock having a planked deck surface only 12.5" inches above the waterline, generous in cleats and other potential tie-up points, Fort Point Pier is perfectly suited as a FREE, public launch point to Boston Harbor for kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board (SUP), sit-on-top (SOT), rowboat, scull, surf ski and windsurfer/sailboard.

By - 10/4/11 - 10:55 am

A man who jumped into Boston Harbor from the roof deck at Whiskey Priest in August has gotten the bar in hot water.

A manager at the Northern Avenue watering hole told Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer today they've added additional staff to the deck and posted 10 to 12 signs around the deck warning that harbor jumping will be prosecuted to the fullest extent of the law - assuming they can catch the jumpers to begin with.

By - 10/3/11 - 8:10 pm

Kevin Bacon, yes, that Kevin Bacon, took a cool sunset photo from East Boston tonight.

By - 9/26/11 - 11:32 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today began a ruling on an insurance issue involved in a 2005 collision off Quincy between a Boston Harbor Cruises ferry and two disabled boats like this:

Sometimes ships do not pass in the night.

By - 9/20/11 - 12:36 pm

The Northern Avenue restaurant says it's taken steps to reduce the number of people who try to dive into Boston Harbor, following yet another incident that saw it explaining itself to the Boston Licensing Board.

By - 9/19/11 - 7:30 am

There've been quite a few since Colonial days. Boston Shipwrecks catalogs them.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 9/16/11 - 11:53 am

AlertNewEngland reports:

They're doing a little cruise to promote some petty officers to chief.

By - 8/23/11 - 1:08 am

The Herald identifies the man found shot to death after a harbor cruise ship docked off Northern Avenue early yesterday as Robert McDaniel, 24.

McDaniel's brother, Joseph, was shot to death in 2003 in Framingham.

By - 8/22/11 - 8:29 am

Viking StarlinerViking StarlinerVictim identified as Robert McDaniel; had escaped death twice before.

Boston Police report the man had been on a harbor cruise on the Viking Starliner and that a fight may have broken out on the ship. The victim, identified only as a man in his 20s, was shot on the dock after the ship had pulled in around 2:20 a.m., police say.

Channel 7 reports he was shot in the back of the head and that police are looking for a white SUV.

The shooting was almost three years to the day after another man was shot to death after getting off a harbor cruise ship by Pier 4. Police continue to look for Courtney Wilson's killer.

By - 8/16/11 - 10:39 am

The Atlantic Beer Garden found itself before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why somebody jumped off its roof while holding a fake Stanley Cup on June 18.

It faces an additional hearing for another incident within the past month in which another man eating dinner on a waterside deck decided to take a swim as well.

Man prepared by jumping into harbor from Pier 4 first.

Restaurant attorney Jeremiah Sullivan said the Bruins jump was not something the restaurant could have anticipated and that in response, the restaurant has installed a fence and is meeting with local police to try to keep people from scaling to the top of the restaurant's roof again. The topmost part of the restaurant is not public and already had a fence.

"How did a man with a fake Stanley Cup get over that without being noticed by anyone?" board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer asked. Restaurant manager Joseph Primo said nobody noticed the guy climbing up there because it was a very busy night.

Police Sgt. Robert Mulvey said the Bruins jumper attracted quite the crowd. "The crowd was very agitated and excited about what had happened and encouraged him to do it again."

Primo acknowledge he did not call police. He said that in hindsight, he should have, but the jumper left quickly and there appeared to be no safety issues once he left.

The board decides Thursday what action, if any, to take related to the Bruins incident.

By - 8/14/11 - 11:19 am

Mike Ball reports on the annual Fort Warren encampment by 54th Massachusetts re-enactors yesterday. With photos.

By - 8/2/11 - 10:09 am

Nantucket light ship

Historygradguy gets a closeup of the Nantucket light ship, now berthed in East Boston.

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

By - 7/26/11 - 8:28 pm

A perplexed visitor inquires:

About 15 or so years ago, I was in Boston, maybe by the Aquarium, and noticed a statue in the harbor, kind of on the wall at the edge, of a sailor climbing out of the water. As the tide comes in, the body (statue) is covered and at high tide all you see is a hand reaching up. Do you have any idea what this, where this is, or if it even exists?

By - 7/16/11 - 7:14 pm

Scott Eisen, who was fishing nearby, reports the boat "disintegrated when hitting large wave at high speed."

The Coast Guard reports the boat flipped over, sending its occupants into the water:

One Good Samaritan jumped in from another vessel to assist and aided the injured boat operator until local responders arrived.