Boston Harbor

By - 7/28/13 - 8:05 pm

After an extensive, but fruitless search, the Coast Guard says it's given up for now looking for a man who fell off a boat in the outer harbor during a country-music cruise last night:

Crews from numerous federal, state and local agencies searched for more than 17 hours and covered more than 151 square nautical miles with no sign of the man.

The... Read more

By - 7/28/13 - 1:40 am

Boston Harbor, Saturday night and an exceptional night for being on the water. Unfortunately the pleasure that comes with an evening boat ride, resulted in a life what ended too soon.

A young man on a party boat was still being searched for after falling 40 feet overboard at around 12 midnight. "The Caucasian male was dressed in leather boots, jeans and a gray t-shirt..."... Read more

By - 7/27/13 - 11:56 pm

UPDATE, 12:35 a.m.: BFD boats returning from the scene, without finding the body. Coast Guard statement.

Ed Baur reports a man fell off the Provincetown II shortly before 11 p.m., somewhere between Deer Island and Castle Island.

The ship was scheduled for a country-music cruise tonight.... Read more

By - 7/27/13 - 8:01 pm

Cod

We did not set out to explore Harbor Arts' Shipyard Gallery in East Boston today. We just wanted some Australian meat pies.

Sampling one of these treats was one of the few things on the kidlet's summer to-do list. This morning, we picked up one of her... Read more

By - 7/23/13 - 4:30 pm

Scary skies over the Harbor.

Phelan Canney photographed the clouds over Boston Harbor around 4:20 p.m., about 10 minutes after Kim Kawecki looked outside:

Scary skies... Read more

By - 7/17/13 - 5:00 pm

A Malden man faces charges for an incident last Christmas in which he allegedly untied a Boston Harbor ferry and took it for a float in the harbor.

State, Boston and Massport police and the Boston Fire harbor unit responded to a report of an adrift vessel to find Samuel LeClair, 62, alone on Boston Harbor Cruises' 68-foot passenger ferry Fort Independence in the... Read more

By - 7/10/13 - 1:55 pm

Harbor ducks

A mother and two babies paddled through the harbor by Puopolo Park in the North End.

By - 7/6/13 - 8:46 pm

Boat on the rocks

Boating UHub photographer Noah Sachs captured the Sawsea aground on Spectacle Island as two Sea Tow boats try to pull it off the rocks.... Read more

By - 6/26/13 - 8:22 pm

Sarah Potts at Atlas Fireworks alerts us her company will be shooting off fireworks over the harbor for a private event then.

UPDATE: The fireworks, paid for by the Ad Club, started at 10:15. James Theodore watched the show:

Fireworks... Read more

By - 6/9/13 - 12:21 pm

Armchair on a Harbor island.

It's waiting for you on Great Brewster Island in the outer harbor, where Boston Harbor Beacon snapped its photo this morning.... Read more

By - 6/5/13 - 9:56 am

Win it for Martin

Noah watched this houseboat glide past Long Wharf yesterday evening. He notes that blue thing by the flags is a slide.

Meanwhile, injured MBTA Officer Richard Donohue will wave the flag at tonight's Bruins game.... Read more

By - 6/1/13 - 8:40 pm

Harbor Guy

Noah Sachs spotted Michael Richard Smith, the guy who took up residence on a canoe on Boston Harbor last fall as he paddled past Louis on Fan Pier today.... Read more

By - 5/28/13 - 11:01 am

WHDH reports on the possibly injured humpback whale that started to swim into the harbor until it was gently ushered back out to sea.

Last fall:
Whale carcass floated from Boston to Rockport.

By - 5/18/13 - 7:11 pm

Boston Light

Brian MacLean was out on the harbor yesterday and snapped Boston Light.

Copyright Brian MacLean. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.... Read more

By - 5/7/13 - 8:26 am

Morning on the harbor

Patty Neal captured the view from State Street this morning.... Read more

By - 4/24/13 - 3:27 pm

A good Samaritan jumped into Boston Harbor near Long Wharf shortly after 11 this morning and helped keep somebody foundering in the water afloat until a State Police boat arrived and troopers pulled both out. Boston EMS treated the man at the scene and then transported him to Mass. General for further care, Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says.

The Herald reports he died... Read more

By - 3/20/13 - 7:38 am

Ice dog

Leslie Jones took lots of photos of Boston things covered in ice, such as firetrucks, but especially fishing boats, such as this trawler in 1938.

Posted under this Creative Commons license.... Read more

By - 3/15/13 - 11:32 am

It may look like a park and have people walk in it like it's a park, but the far end of Long Wharf isn't a park, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today.

The ruling is a victory for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which wants to turn an open-air kiosk-like structure there into a restaurant.

A group of ten North End residents has fought the... Read more

By - 1/28/13 - 2:44 pm

City and state officials formally broke ground today on a luxury-housing project along Marginal Street and Pier One.

The first of seven buildings in the $46-million Portside at Pier One project is a five-story apartment building with 176 units - 26 designated as "affordable" - along with ground-floor retail space. It's due to open next spring. Ultimately, the project will include a total of 550... Read more

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