Boston Harbor

By - 6/11/12 - 10:35 am

The Cape Cod Times reports the group that owns the Nantucket lightship that's long been docked in East Boston hopes to open it for tours starting mid-July, once it's moved to "a more accessible location nearby," which the Times doesn't specify, it being a paper on Cape Cod and all as opposed to a news outlet in Boston, which might have mentioned where it was moving, if only they'd reported on it.

By - 5/19/12 - 10:15 pm

Somebody splurged for some nuptial explosions over the harbor tonight.

Via Lauren Siegert.

By - 4/18/12 - 4:42 pm

Good Morning Gloucester has photos of the Beaver, the first of three ships meant for the Tea Party Museum, leaving Gloucester on its way to Fort Point Channel.

It's scheduled to arrive in the channel tomorrow morning, on the anniversary of the battles of Lexington and Concord.

By - 4/10/12 - 5:00 pm

The Boston Business Journal reports Harpoon Brewery is expanding its waterfront facilities, in part to make room for more visitors who want to see where the beer happens.

By - 4/10/12 - 11:39 am

No, not the one who now pushes calcium supplements. The one who got Peter Blute ousted as Massport director for baring her breasts on the infamous Boston Harbor booze cruise. CommonWealth tracked down Gidget Churchill and got her to talk, but also finds evidence to support Blute's claim the whole thing was a setup.

By - 3/30/12 - 10:04 am

The Neponset River Watershed Association tweets that smelt were spotted yesterday in Quincy's Gulliver Creek, heading up the Neponset on their annual spawning run. Like the alewife, the smelt are anadromous, which means they live in the ocean but return to fresh water to spawn.

By - 2/29/12 - 3:23 pm

No, not because Massport would want to buy some 40-story ferryboats if it agrees to take over ferry service from the MBTA but because the FAA is concerned the authority might use some of its airport revenue to subsidize commuter boats, Jon Chesto reports. T officials have floated the idea of handing the ferries over to Massport as a way to keep them running as the T runs out of money.

By - 2/25/12 - 9:21 pm

But the Mazda goes hmm ... Deer Island also has two "normal" windmills.

Ed. note: I have been schooled on wind things. This is a "cowled turbine," not a rotary windmill - no Dutch people in wooden clogs were harmed in the making of this interesting structure.

Deer Island is a fascinating place to walk around. Look outward as you walk along the path, and there are great views of the water, from Boston Harbor to the open ocean.

By - 2/17/12 - 7:24 am

The Chelsea Record reports on impending work along Marginal Street that will mean both a new park and an expanded giant salt pile. Some of the old tanks' structure will be reused as shelters and design components of the new park.

By - 2/1/12 - 3:14 pm

Also see: Riders of the Hull ferry talk about the proposed end of their commute:

By - 1/18/12 - 8:21 am

A.P. Blake noticed the ghostly outline of a sunken ship in a Google satellite image of the tiny part of the Reserve Channel that lies past Summer Street, away from the cruise-ship terminal. Dave Barboza found two more.

By - 1/7/12 - 12:50 pm

Harbor sunrise

Edmond Hatfield got up before the crack of dawn today for an annual winter occurrence from Long Wharf - the sun coming up over the open water, rather than Logan Airport.

Yesterday, Neil took in last night's spectacular sunset from the Pru, while Saul Blumenthal watched it in Waltham:

By - 12/28/11 - 7:43 am

No, not the Green Line extension. reports the Boston Conservation Commission is wagging its collective finger at the state over the continued non-existence of a usable dock at Atlantic Wharf on Fort Point Channel, despite a state promise to have one built as part of mitigation for the Big Dig.

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.