On Tuesday at Long Wharf
UPDATED with new information from the Coast Guard.
Passengers who left Boston on a three-hour whale watch yesterday afternoon spent the night at sea after an underwater cable got tangled up in their boat's propeller and the ship stopped dead in the water.
The Coast Guard reports Boston Harbor Cruises' Cetacea became stuck about 13 miles east of Nahant. The 83-foot boat had 163 people aboard.
If Wynn gets the state's casino license for greater Boston, it says it will pay a local clean-water group to "seed" the Mystic's mouth with up to 250,000 oysters as a natural water-filtration system that could also help re-establish an estuary ecosystem there.
The Massachusetts Oyster Project has been working to bring oysters back to the waters of Boston Harbor because the bivalve's natural feeding habits - basically opening up and letting water flow in - are great at filtering particulates out of the water, some 30 gallons' worth of water a day.
The ship, in drydock off the eponymous avenue in South Boston, got quick attention from the Coast Guard, the state Department of Environmental Protection and Boston firefighters, after the leak was reported around 9 p.m., the Coast Guard says:
Around 9 p.m. from the Provincetown II between Long Island and Deer Island. State Police troopers found the 39-year-old, pulled him up and got him to a Boston Police dock Deer Island for transportation to a local hospital to be checked out.
Already, the old locomotive that used to be parked out front is gone. Somewhere, no doubt, Anthony is escorting Liz to her table overlooking the water.
Top photo copyright Chris Rich. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.
Italian in Boston watched the sun set from Deer Island tonight.
The stencil on the Charlestown Bridge looks official, so it must be, right?
Jocelyn alerts us that the USS Constitution will be taken out into the harbor today and will fire cannons off Castle Island in honor of D-Day and the Battle of Midway. The fort will then fire back. Starts around 11 a.m.
Christian Ilsey shows off the striped bass he caught yesterday on his boat out of Jeffries Point.
Mike Dash introduces us to the strange story of James McClintock, a Confederate engineer who built the H.L. Hunley, a submarine that sank the Union ship Housatonic in 1864, and who later showed up in Boston to work with a con man on recruiting investors for a new type of naval mine. McClintock disappeared after an explosion in Boston Harbor in 1879. But did he die?
At the Charlestown Navy Yard shortly before 7 p.m., Brian Q. tried to see downtown through all the fog.
A number of other folks also watched the fog as it rolled in from the ocean and across Boston Harbor and downtown, no doubt caused by the combination of rapidly rising temperatures after the storm had passed.
The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports it is still working to confirm the identify of the body removed from Boston Harbor yesterday - as well as awaiting an autopsy by the medical examiner.