Boston Harbor

By - 9/20/11 - 12:36 pm

The Northern Avenue restaurant says it's taken steps to reduce the number of people who try to dive into Boston Harbor, following yet another incident that saw it explaining itself to the Boston Licensing Board.

Beer Garden officials say nobody has jumped into Boston Harbor from their decks since Aug. 10, when a patron took of his shoes and jumped in - and was promptly... Read more

By - 9/19/11 - 7:30 am

There've been quite a few since Colonial days. Boston Shipwrecks catalogs them.

Via Boston Reddit.

By - 9/16/11 - 11:53 am

AlertNewEngland reports:

They're doing a little cruise to promote some petty officers to chief.

By - 8/23/11 - 1:08 am

The Herald identifies the man found shot to death after a harbor cruise ship docked off Northern Avenue early yesterday as Robert McDaniel, 24.

McDaniel's brother, Joseph, was shot to death in 2003 in Framingham.

The MetroWest Daily News identified both brothers as members of the Kendall Street Thugs, a Framingham-based gang, and says Joseph was a founding member before... Read more

By - 8/22/11 - 8:29 am

Viking StarlinerViking StarlinerVictim identified as Robert McDaniel; had escaped death twice before.

Boston Police report the man had been on a harbor cruise on the Viking Starliner and that a fight may have broken out on the ship. The victim, identified only as a man... Read more

By - 8/20/11 - 9:41 pm

Cliff diver

Jeff Tamagini took in the Red Bull cliff-diving tourney, in which participants jumped off a board extending out from the roof of the ICA down into Boston Harbor 85 feet below. Unlike other dives into the harbor, this had the blessings of city officials.

Copyright Jeff Tamagini.... Read more

By - 8/16/11 - 10:39 am

The Atlantic Beer Garden found itself before the Boston Licensing Board this morning to explain why somebody jumped off its roof while holding a fake Stanley Cup on June 18.

It faces an additional hearing for another incident within the past month in which another man eating dinner on a waterside deck... Read more

By - 8/14/11 - 11:19 am

Mike Ball reports on the annual Fort Warren encampment by 54th Massachusetts re-enactors yesterday. With photos.

By - 8/2/11 - 10:09 am

Nantucket light ship

Historygradguy gets a closeup of the Nantucket light ship, now berthed in East Boston.

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

By - 7/26/11 - 8:28 pm

A perplexed visitor inquires:

About 15 or so years ago, I was in Boston, maybe by the Aquarium, and noticed a statue in the harbor, kind of on the wall at the edge, of a sailor climbing out of the water. As the tide comes in, the body (statue) is covered and at high tide all you see is a hand reaching up. Do you

... Read more
By - 7/16/11 - 7:14 pm

Scott Eisen, who was fishing nearby, reports the boat "disintegrated when hitting large wave at high speed."

The Coast Guard reports the boat flipped over, sending its occupants into the water:

One Good Samaritan jumped in from another vessel to assist and aided the injured boat operator until local responders arrived.

Both people were rushed to Hull, where one was pronounced dead, the... Read more

By - 7/15/11 - 12:51 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a soused swimmer who evaded the dozen or so rescue craft that went in search of him when he jumped into Boston Harbor, then climbed out and ran away.

By - 7/9/11 - 10:15 am

Harbor sunset

Greg MacKay watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and Logan Airport from Castle Island.

Copyright Greg MacKay. Tagged as universalhub on Flickr.... Read more

By - 7/3/11 - 11:52 am

Extreme sailing

It's weekends like this that remind you we're still very much a seaport. Above, a photo from Jeff Tamagini's collection of photos of Extreme Sailing. Below, Paul Keleher watched the BW Suez Everett LNG tanker churn through the harbor:

Big tanker... Read more

By - 6/29/11 - 5:49 pm

Nobody's taken responsibility for a jet-fuel spill last fall that ended a decades-long clamming tradition, the East Boston Times-Free Press reports.

By - 6/19/11 - 7:08 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com posts video of last night's Parade of Lights in Boston Harbor.

By - 6/13/11 - 6:05 pm

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a Suffolk Superior Court judge has overturned the state's permit for turning the shelter at the end of Long Wharf into a seafood restaurant.

The state Department of Environmental Protection, which has oversight because of the location on the waterfront, and the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which owns the shelter, want to lease it to restaurant operator Michael Conlon. A group of ten... Read more

By - 6/10/11 - 2:37 pm

Boston Police report a lobsterman helped rescue some boaters swamped by the onslaught of yesterday afternoon's driving thunderstorm.

According to police, waves whipped up by the storm capsized the boat around 5:45 p.m. at the Reserve Channel by the Conley Terminal, as it was on its way to India Wharf. The lobsterman, not identified by police, took on the soaked mariners while a Boston... Read more

By - 6/10/11 - 7:00 am

Lightning hits the East Boston waterfront

David Chau was in the right place and time to capture a lightning bolt hitting the East Boston waterfront during yesterday afternoon's storm.

Closeup of lightning hitting the East Boston waterfront... Read more

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