Noah watched this houseboat glide past Long Wharf yesterday evening. He notes that blue thing by the flags is a slide.
Meanwhile, injured MBTA Officer Richard Donohue will wave the flag at tonight's Bruins game.
Noah Sachs spotted Michael Richard Smith, the guy who took up residence on a canoe on Boston Harbor last fall as he paddled past Louis on Fan Pier today.
Brian MacLean was out on the harbor yesterday and snapped Boston Light.
Patty Neal captured the view from State Street this morning.
A good Samaritan jumped into Boston Harbor near Long Wharf shortly after 11 this morning and helped keep somebody foundering in the water afloat until a State Police boat arrived and troopers pulled both out. Boston EMS treated the man at the scene and then transported him to Mass. General for further care, Boston Fire spokesman Steve MacDonald says.
The Herald reports he died not long after his arrival at the hospital and that police are investigating.
It may look like a park and have people walk in it like it's a park, but the far end of Long Wharf isn't a park, the Supreme Judicial Court ruled today.
The ruling is a victory for the Boston Redevelopment Authority, which wants to turn an open-air kiosk-like structure there into a restaurant.
City and state officials formally broke ground today on a luxury-housing project along Marginal Street and Pier One.
The first of seven buildings in the $46-million Portside at Pier One project is a five-story apartment building with 176 units - 26 designated as "affordable" - along with ground-floor retail space. It's due to open next spring. Ultimately, the project will include a total of 550 apartments.
Construction began in 2006, then stalled along with the economy.
The owners of a yacht that rents for $99,500 a week are suing a Long Wharf marina over damage they say was caused by a sunken piling the marina should have done something about before the yacht hit it.
In the lawsuit, filed this week in US District Court in Boston, the owners of the M/Y Namoh say the crew of the 125-foot yacht with twin 2250-horsepower diesel engines was in the process of backing into a slip at the Boston Waterboat Marina on Aug. 30, 2011, when "its hull and propellers struck a submerged object within the slip's berth and its starboard engine immediately shutdown."
Brian D'Amico reports somebody fell 20 feet down a shaft in a quartermaster building on Peddocks Island tonight. Efforts at CPR failed and he was pronounced dead at the scene.
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 out to the tugboat and that a passing boater picked up the person in the water.
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.
Boston Reddit provides the blow-by-blow of today's standoff between the guy often seen canoeing down the Charles on his new tent-equipped float in the middle of the harbor and the crew of a machine-gun-equipped Coast Guard cutter and a State Police boat.
Yesterday, David Parsons photographed the sailboat that's been sitting on Carson Beach since Sandy blew it there.