The tugboat Liberty suffered an engine fire off Georges Island shortly after 8 a.m. today - just as a man was falling off a fishing boat.
The Boston Fire Department promptly summoned its dive team, which promptly got stuck in traffic because it's not based on the water. However, the Coast Guard reports the fire was declared out before the BFD marine unit got... Read more
WHDH reports the Coast Guard is letting Boston Harbor Tent Guy keep his floating encampment - a canoe, raft and tent - although the Guard and the Boston Police harbor unit will keep an eye out for him.
Association President Vivien Li and UNH professor Paul Kirshen will lead a discussion on Nov. 27... Read more
Stephanie Giunta practices being a TV reporter at the very end of Long Wharf early this afternoon.
The folks at the Fort Point Pier, meanwhile, watched as Fort Point Channel rose and then began to flow over the seawall (it's hard to tell, but that's Vivien Li of the Boston Harbor Association and Fort Point resident Anne Salemme on the right):
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The Boston Police harbor unit plans special checks of the boats in which several dozen people may be living to make sure they're prepared for Sandy.
Police say fulltime harbor denizens are concentrated in marinas in Charlestown and East Boston. Yesterday afternoon, during... Read more
The Boston Business Journal reports Boston Harbor Cruises wants to moor a barge near Piers Park and open it as a floating restaurant with 350 seats.
The Constitution went out into the Outer Harbor today and briefly sailed under its own power in honor of the 200th anniversary of its victory over HMS Guerriere. On its return trip to the Charlestown Navy Yard, it paused off Castle Island to shoot its cannons.
The East Boston Times reports on the impending suit over a fuel spill apparently caused by a worker falling asleep while he was "jamming the dead man."
State Police and Boston Fire marine units fished four people out of Boston Harbor by Christopher Columbus Park around 4 p.m. They handed the guy who fell in to EMTs, who took him to a local hospital for treatment.