Boston Harbor

By - 8/13/15 - 9:15 am

Sparking car in East Boston

This surveillance video shows the car whose driver plowed through a fence and into the mud of low-tide Boston Harbor off Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston early Sunday. The car, the tires on one side blown out, goes around the turn, then comes back, right before it leaves the road altogether.

By - 8/10/15 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police are continuing to investigate an incident early Sunday in which a car wound up in Boston Harbor mud at the end of Sumner and Marginal streets in East Boston. Read more.

By - 8/9/15 - 9:24 pm

WBZ reports on an incident this afternoon off Rainsford Island.

By - 8/7/15 - 11:22 pm
Nantucket Lightship lit up in East Boston

617 Images was on hand this evening when one of the beacons atop the Nantucket Lightship anchored at East Boston was turned on for the first time in 40 years.

By - 8/3/15 - 12:06 pm
US Coast Guard Cutter James in Boston Harbor

John Gage watched the National Security Cutter James ease into a berth at the North End Coast Guard base today, in advance of its officials Aug. 8 commissioning. Read more.

By - 8/2/15 - 8:07 pm
Queen Mary 2 at Black Falcon pier in Boston

Eileen Murphy spent some time watching the Queen Mary 2 today, as it approached the Black Falcon pier and after it docked at the pier.

For a size comparison, she also photographed a harbor water taxi as it passed the ship: Read more.

By - 7/24/15 - 9:12 am
US Coast Guard's Eagle docked in Charlestown

617 Images shows us the Eagle, the Coast Guard tall ship that is now docked at Pier 4 in Charlestown and open for tours today, 10-5 and Saturday and Sunday, 10-7.

By - 7/22/15 - 2:52 pm
Mark Cuban's yacht

Paul Nutting watched Mark Cuban's yacht steam through Boston Harbor today. The 288-foot Fountainhead, which probably isn't equipped with city-leveling armament, was built in 2011 in the Netherlands and is only the 55th largest yacht in the world.

By - 7/22/15 - 12:01 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men they say used a stolen boat to find other boats to pillage in Boston Harbor on Monday. Read more.

By - 7/21/15 - 11:36 am

Vivien Li is trading ocean vistas for the river views of Pittsburgh: TribLive reports Li, longtime head of the Boston Harbor Association, starts Oct. 1 as president and CEO of RiverLife Pittsburgh.

H/t Joyce Linehan.

By - 7/21/15 - 10:29 am
Fire at East Boston shipyard

A lot of smoke. Photo by Liam Elliott.

Boston firefighters are at the Boston Harbor Marina off Marginal Street, where a 16-foot boat erupted into flames around 10:15 a.m. One person suffered burns.

Paul Nutting captured the scene from across the harbor.

By - 7/20/15 - 3:26 pm
Yachts in Boston Harbor, at Long Wharf

There were several large, ocean-going yachts tied up at Long Wharf today, including one registered to Bikini Atoll in the Marshall Islands: Read more.

By - 7/16/15 - 6:39 pm
Proposed Clippership development

The BRA today approved a 492-unit apartment and condo project at Clippership Wharf in East Boston - some 25 years after the first proposal for the long vacant 12-acre parcel. Read more.

By - 7/12/15 - 11:04 pm
Fireworks for the Queen Mary 2

Eileen Murphy watched the fireworks as the Queen Mary 2 left the Black Falcon pier for a trip to New York. has a gallery of tonight's fireworks.

By - 7/12/15 - 9:58 pm
Wheat coming into Boston harbor

In addition to the tall ships and the Queen Mary 2, Boston Harbor also saw the USNS LCPL Roy M. Wheat (T-AK 3016) coming into port today for some drydock work.

By - 7/12/15 - 3:25 pm
Queen Mary in Boston

Ryan Ruel shows us the Queen Mary 2, docked at the Black Falcon pier today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/12/15 - 1:29 pm
Ship steering wheels

Views of the Northeast spent some time exploring the Tall Ships in Boston Harbor yesterday.

Copyright Views of the Northeast. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 7/12/15 - 12:32 pm
Lizard art on a Boston Harbor island

Ryan Ruel enjoyed some of the art on Georges Island, part of the Isles Arts Initiative.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.