Boston Harbor

By - 4/10/12 - 11:39 am

No, not the one who now pushes calcium supplements. The one who got Peter Blute ousted as Massport director for baring her breasts on the infamous Boston Harbor booze cruise. CommonWealth tracked down Gidget Churchill and got her to talk, but also finds evidence to support Blute's claim the whole thing was a setup.... Read more

By - 3/30/12 - 10:04 am

The Neponset River Watershed Association tweets that smelt were spotted yesterday in Quincy's Gulliver Creek, heading up the Neponset on their annual spawning run. Like the alewife, the smelt are anadromous, which means they live in the ocean but return to fresh water to spawn.... Read more

By - 2/29/12 - 3:23 pm

No, not because Massport would want to buy some 40-story ferryboats if it agrees to take over ferry service from the MBTA but because the FAA is concerned the authority might use some of its airport revenue to subsidize commuter boats, Jon Chesto reports. T officials have floated the idea of handing the ferries over to Massport as a way to keep them running... Read more

By - 2/25/12 - 9:21 pm

But the Mazda goes hmm ... Deer Island also has two "normal" windmills.

Ed. note: I have been schooled on wind things. This is a "cowled turbine," not a rotary windmill - no Dutch people in wooden clogs were harmed in the making of this interesting structure.

Deer Island is a fascinating place to walk around. Look outward as you walk along the path, and there are great views of the water, from Boston Harbor to the open... Read more

By - 2/17/12 - 7:24 am

The Chelsea Record reports on impending work along Marginal Street that will mean both a new park and an expanded giant salt pile. Some of the old tanks' structure will be reused as shelters and design components of the new park.

By - 2/1/12 - 3:14 pm

Also see: Riders of the Hull ferry talk about the proposed end of their commute:

By - 1/18/12 - 8:21 am

A.P. Blake noticed the ghostly outline of a sunken ship in a Google satellite image of the tiny part of the Reserve Channel that lies past Summer Street, away from the cruise-ship terminal. Dave Barboza found two more.... Read more

By - 1/7/12 - 12:50 pm

Harbor sunrise

Edmond Hatfield got up before the crack of dawn today for an annual winter occurrence from Long Wharf - the sun coming up over the open water, rather than Logan Airport.

Yesterday, Neil took in last night's spectacular sunset from the Pru, while Saul Blumenthal watched... Read more

By - 12/28/11 - 7:43 am

No, not the Green Line extension. reports the Boston Conservation Commission is wagging its collective finger at the state over the continued non-existence of a usable dock at Atlantic Wharf on Fort Point Channel, despite a state promise to have one built as part of mitigation for the Big Dig.

By - 12/22/11 - 10:04 am

The East Boston Times-Free Press reports on efforts by clammers for compensation for lost wages caused when a large spill at the airport last year that caused the death of clams in beds around the airport.

By - 12/20/11 - 7:23 am

Hulbert2286 took this video from the ICA.

Via Reddit Boston.... Read more

By - 11/17/11 - 8:14 am

A pair of Blue Angels jets will be flying low and loud over Boston Harbor around 12:30 p.m. as part of a test run for next Harborfest's visit by the entire squadron, Channel 4 reports.

By - 10/21/11 - 3:02 pm

The Fort Point Pier opened today:

With its broad floating dock having a planked deck surface only 12.5" inches above the waterline, generous in cleats and other potential tie-up points, Fort Point Pier is perfectly suited as a FREE, public launch point to Boston Harbor for kayak, canoe, stand-up paddle board (SUP),

... Read more
By - 10/4/11 - 10:55 am

A man who jumped into Boston Harbor from the roof deck at Whiskey Priest in August has gotten the bar in hot water.

A manager at the Northern Avenue watering hole told Boston Licensing Board Chairwoman Nicole Murati Ferrer today they've added additional staff to the deck and posted 10 to 12 signs around the deck warning that harbor jumping will be prosecuted to the... Read more

By - 10/3/11 - 8:10 pm

Kevin Bacon, yes, that Kevin Bacon, took a cool sunset photo from East Boston tonight.

By - 9/26/11 - 11:32 am

The Massachusetts Appeals Court today began a ruling on an insurance issue involved in a 2005 collision off Quincy between a Boston Harbor Cruises ferry and two disabled boats like this:

Sometimes ships do not pass in the night.

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.