Boston Harbor

By - 7/9/08 - 2:28 pm

I am surprised that this wasn't banned before!

Toilet Dumping Banned In Harbor
Violators Could Be Fined Up To $2,000

By - 7/3/08 - 5:00 pm

It so clean the Coast Guard has to stop people from swimming across the harbor's shipping lanes. The Coast Guard reports:

A local citizen notified Coat Guard Sector Boston that the man had jumped into the water from [Rowes Wharf] at about 9:15 a.m., and was swimming north, across the ferry channel, toward the John Joseph Moakley Courthouse.

Two Coast Guard vessels responded and pulled the unidentified man out of the water. Click the photo below for some video of swimboy:

Get outta the water, ya knucklhead!
By - 5/27/08 - 7:44 pm

Reuters interviews Sally Snowman, the keeper of Boston Light. She has Ted Kennedy to thank for her job - he got a bill passed 20 years ago that requires the Coast Guard to keep an actual lighthouse keeper on duty there.

Via MetaBoston.

By - 4/24/08 - 8:12 am

Today's best sunrise photo, taken toward Logan from Long Wharf.

By - 1/26/08 - 11:27 pm

Michael Ratty wonders what the deal was with the fireworks over Boston Harbor last night - the ones he and several of his North End neighbors actually cracked open their windows to watch.

By - 1/4/08 - 8:38 am

Jason photographs a cruise ship leaving the Black Falcon terminal - from a plane about to land at Logan.

By - 12/19/07 - 8:00 am

J.L. Bell recounts how Boston Harbor almost became the site of the first submarine attack in history.

By - 11/19/07 - 11:48 pm

Sad all around: Fatal accident at West Boundary Road and Washington Street in West Roxbury this afternoon. Not by somebody having a heart attack, though, but by a 20something in a mini-van.

Better news comes out of South Boston, where a man who fell in the harbor was rescued by a Massport police officer who heard his faint cries over the seagulls.

By - 10/16/07 - 8:53 am

Lolita Parker Jr. chronicles her trip to Hull and back via commuter ferry.

Hull water view of downtown.

By - 8/7/07 - 10:59 am

For some reason, people all across the country just love re-creating the Boston Tea Party and then putting their videos on YouTube. They can stop now; here is the best one ever:

By - 7/17/07 - 8:36 am

Flip recounts sailing on the Soling in Boston Harbor a couple days ago:

By - 7/10/07 - 9:09 am

WBZ: 2 ferries collide in Boston Harbor; no serious injuries reported.

By - 5/27/07 - 10:13 am

Evan chronicles a trip to this island in the outer harbor:

... This is probably one of the best day trip deals in Boston...$12 weekend rate gets you a round trip on a high-speed catamaran out to Spectacle and Georges Islands, a good distance away from the city and near where Boston Harbor meets the Atlantic Ocean. ...

By - 3/25/07 - 8:49 pm

steaming in

The New England steams into Boston Harbor this afternoon - that's the Deer Island sewage treatment plant in the background. Taken from Harbor Point.

By - 3/23/07 - 8:47 am

Marilora lives close enough to the harbor to be able to take pictures of the giant LNG tankers from her bedroom window. So she takes great interest in reports on the damage a terrorist attack on one could do, like incinerating everybody within a one-mile radius:

By - 3/16/07 - 8:12 am

Rbdeluxe posts some interesting photos from a lunchtime excursion along the Mystic and Chelsea Rivers at the harbor.

By - 3/6/07 - 2:56 pm

Sure, Sam Blackman was interested in the USS John F. Kennedy, but he says what really got his attention was the US Naval Hospital Ship Comfort, a "floating hospital" in town for some repairs, in part because of the contrast between a healing ship getting repaired and a warship getting decommissioned. But also:

Let me tell you something: the U.S.S. Comfort was more impressive for its size. It's huge. The pictures I took don't do it justice. The ship is over 270 meters in length (that's nearly 1/5 of a mile).

By - 3/4/07 - 10:30 am

Brian Calabrese posts some photos from the USS John F. Kennedy.

Interesting nighttime photo.

More photos from Ali Mangkus.

Even more photos. And more.