Boston Harbor

By - 6/19/16 - 6:54 pm
Coast Guard cutter and kayaks in Boston Harbor

John Gage shows us the difference in scale between a Coast Guard cutter at the North End base and a couple of kayaks in Boston Harbor.

By - 6/8/16 - 11:22 am
Boat doing donuts in inner Boston Harbor

Follow Cookie watched a boat doing donuts in the inner harbor this morning.

By - 6/4/16 - 12:07 pm
Giant laptops on Boston Harbor

UPDATE, 2 p.m.: The stickers are already gone.

Nate Swain, the artist who gave us the Lego wall, gives voice to that feeling everybody has when they walk past those sculpture things by the water.

Photo courtesy Nate Swain.

By - 6/2/16 - 11:01 am
Dead shark off Columbia Point in Dorchester

On Tuesday, police and Aquarium biologists investigated the remains of a basking shark in the Reserve Channel. This morning, Nichole spotted what appeared to be the same shark floating in the water off the JFK Library on Columbia Point.

In 2012, a whale carcass that washed ashore on one of the Harbor islands eventually floated out to sea and headed north, winding up on a beach in Rockport.

By - 5/31/16 - 10:58 pm

When Scott Eisen went out into Boston Harbor today, he took his drone with him.

By - 5/31/16 - 11:46 am

Capt. John Greland went along with the marine unit and Aquarium folks to recover a large dead shark this morning.

By - 5/26/16 - 9:35 am
Foam in Boston Harbor at Charlestown

Danielle Gilchrist reports the harbor at Charlestown seems awfully soapy today.

By - 5/23/16 - 4:35 pm
No drone zone at Piers Park in East Boston

Jordan Frias spotted this sign at an entrance to Piers Park in East Boston, which Massport probably put there due to its location near Logan Airport.

Massport map of Logan-related drone restrictions.

By - 5/19/16 - 2:46 pm
Anthem of the Seas in South Boston

Dwarfing the terminal. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Boston.

By - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By - 5/10/16 - 1:03 pm
Seaplane in Boston Harbor

The day after the Globe reported two companies want to start seaplane service to New York, Aidan noticed a seaplane just casually docked in Boston Harbor.

By - 4/30/16 - 2:34 pm
Coyote on Thompson Island

Thomas Mann reports he paddled out to Thompson Island in Boston Harbor this morning - and spotted this coyote. It's the first time he's ever seen one on one of the harbor islands.

By - 3/18/16 - 5:41 pm
Rainbow over Boston Harbor

Neil was among those who enjoyed the rainbow (or in some cases, rainbows) after the rain squall that moved through around 4:45 p.m. - heralding the polar front that sets us up for Sunday's nor'easter. He had a front-row seat overlooking the Boston Fish Pier and the harbor.

More photos of the squall and the rainbow action, with bonus hail video from the Back Bay (and now with photos from the second rainbow round around 6:30 p.m.):

By - 3/16/16 - 10:07 am
USS Mahan entering Boston Harbor
Patriots flag

Jay Kenney watched as the USS McFaul passed Castle Island on its way into port this morning.

After getting a close look at the destroyer's flags, he suspects its commanding officer is a Patriots fan.

USS McFaul photos.

By - 2/17/16 - 1:17 pm
Crews searching Charles River near North Station

Searching the Charles near North Station around noon. Photo by Jennifer M.

Marr

NECN reports authorities are searching the Charles River near North Station for Zachary Marr, a Harvard resident who went missing after leaving the Bell in Hand early Saturday. The Globe reports police are searching Boston Harbor as well.

By - 2/16/16 - 3:42 pm

The City of Boston Archaeology Program put together this animation showing changes in the land and water around Fanueil Hall over 400 years.

By - 2/14/16 - 9:58 am
Sea smoke over Boston Harbor

When subzero air meets still liquid water, the result is "sea smoke," as our own Cybah shows us with this view of Boston Harbor this morning.

Eric Ballard videoed the sea smoke in action: Read more.