Boston Harbor

By - 10/4/13 - 7:31 am

A group of East Boston clamdiggers yesterday sued Massport and a company that gases up jet planes for a fuel spill they say ruined some of the most productive clam beds in Boston Harbor - and possibly jeopardized the future of the clamming in the entire state.

By - 9/17/13 - 2:15 pm

A 53-year-old Somerville woman fell off her husband's boat early this morning and drowned, despite his efforts to save her, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

By - 9/15/13 - 7:18 pm

Ryan Ruel stitched together 147 photos he took this morning from Piers Park in East Boston to create a giga-zoomable image of the other side of the harbor, from South Boston to the North End - 1.55 gigapixels of zoom-in action.

By - 9/8/13 - 1:01 am

Searching the water. Photo by Kelly Simon.Searching the water. Photo by Kelly Simon.

Update, 1:30 a.m.: BFD crews getting ready to leave, no man found.

Firefighters and police officers started searching the water off Whiskey Priest around 12:45 p.m. on a report a man had jumped into the water from a boat between the bar and the Spirit of Boston boat docked next to the World Trade Center.

At 1 a.m., the crew of a Boston Fire boat reported they were unable to find anybody in the water; the search was to continue along Commonwealth Pier.

By - 9/7/13 - 10:54 am

The Boston Business Journal introduces us to the new owners of the Graves Island lighthouse.

By - 8/31/13 - 11:29 pm

Harbor fireworks

Matt Conti at watched the summer's end fireworks over Boston Harbor tonight.

By - 8/31/13 - 9:34 am

Somebody is kind of unhappy with the people renting houseboats at Lewis Wharf in the North End:

The folks renting these trashy houseboats are indeed the Trash of the Universe.

By - 8/31/13 - 9:14 am

The city is holding an end-of-summer blast, so get to Christopher Columbus Park or Castle Island to see the 9 p.m. fireworks.

By - 8/29/13 - 11:20 pm

Bridge to Nothingness

Liz photographed one end of the Long Island Bridge during last night's fog.

Copyright Liz. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 8/28/13 - 3:10 pm

A large plume of black smoke that rose from the harbor around 2:50 p.m. was merely a cruise ship firing up its diesel engines, Brian D'Amico reports.

By - 8/26/13 - 10:10 pm

Lovejoy Wharf at night

Myron Freeman shows us Lovejoy Wharf at night, after all the workers busy turning it into the Converse headquarters near the Garden go home for the day.

By - 8/25/13 - 11:53 pm

Super Jumper

Photographynatalia took in the cliff diving off the ICA today, including one jump by Superman. Most of the divers were clad more conventionally:

By - 8/24/13 - 9:01 pm

The Boston Fire Department alerts us, and so we alert you, that a private party will be shooting fireworks up over Boston Harbor from Fan Pier between 10 and 11 tonight.

By - 8/22/13 - 12:31 am

Boston Light moonrise

Boston Harbor Beacon captured the moon coming up over the landmark lighthouse Wednesday night.

By - 7/30/13 - 4:01 pm

Boston and Quincy police today found a body between Spectacle Island and Castle Island and identified it as that of a 41-year-old Wilmington man who plunged off the third story of the Provincetown II during a country-music harbor cruise late Saturday, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports.

Harbor patrols found his body using sonar around 1:15 p.m., the DA's office says, adding his body was identified once brought ashore.

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 search ended at 5:38 p.m.

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..." the Boston Coast Guard Division announces over the communication channel of the radio.

As a sailor myself, after hearing the details, I felt a deep disturbance by this event. Our boat slowed near the area of the accident to contribute to the search-- only to find nothing. We continued on our way; I however did not. My mind was fixed on this individual who likely lost his life for multiple reasons.

He should never have jumped 40 feet into pitch darkness. But he didn't, apparently he was sitting on the railing. So he should not have been sitting on the railing while under the influence of alcohol. There was no report of his drinking, but he was on a party boat.

I could not stop thinking of the people close to him (friends on the boat ride). The plague of this event would not release me. Why? Why?

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.

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


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