Adam Balsam says Tom Menino and Sal LaMattina should stop their posturing, listen to the Coast Guard and admit giant LNG tankers are safe.
Matt Conti, who lives in the North End, acknowledges the risk of a neighborhood-consuming fireball is low, but notes all the precautions the Coast Guard takes and says Boston shouldn't have to be the only city in the US... Read more
Over the objections of city officials, who don't want the risk of ships from a terrorist haven, the Globe reports.
The Aurora, which normally makes the run between Hingham and Rowes Wharf, had to make an emergency stop at Spectacle Island when its engine caught fire around 11 a.m., according to reports from the Coast Guard and the Boston Fire Department.
No passengers were aboard at the time and the ship's crew put out the fire with an on-board CO2 fire-extinguishing system, the... Read more
The light source may have changed over the years, but the Coast Guard reports that the Fresnel lens that has let mariners know they're nearing Boston Harbor is the same one that was first used on Dec. 21, 1859:
J.L. Bell tallies up just how much tea was dumped into the Harbor on Dec. 16, 1773 - and answers the question of just how large a chest of tea was.
Local 718 reports a barge fire in Boston Harbor out past Castle Island. Both Massport and Boston firefighters responded to the fire, which crews on one of the two tugs pushing the barge were able to extinguish.
The Boston Business Journal reports on a preliminary ruling by the FAA that proposed 40- and 59-story towers on what is now the aquarium parking garage are way too tall too close to Logan. Developer Don Chiofaro basically said "meh" and that the ruling just means closer scrutiny of the project.
Wicked Winthrop reports the town's gotten a $950,000 federal stimulus grant to start ferry service to and from Rowe's Wharf.
The BRA is leading efforts to win federal stimulus money for a proposed $84-million revamp of the antiquated Marine Industrial Park (which includes the Black Falcon Pier), by among other things, adding facilities for handling larger cruise ships and restoring freight rail service back to the waterfront.
If you hear loud booms from Boston Harbor, it's a cannon salute for the USS Constitution, Boston Police reassure.
The T reports the turnaround of Old Ironsides is causing 30-minute delays on the Charlestown ferry.
... Not to get all New York on you, but at the annual Nathan's Famous Fourth of July International Hot Dog Eating Contest, they down almost ten times that number of... Read more
Boston Police report a man using an inflatable boat to row out to his 18-foot dory to bail it out of rainwater Sunday evening fell out of the boat when it capsized. He couldn't get back in, so he started to swim back to shore. Police say the Harbor Patrol Unit found him in the Reserve Channel past the Peninsula Yacht Club, where Boston... Read more