Boston Harbor

By - 6/6/10 - 10:31 am

The Boston Fire Department reports divers got him up from 24 feet of water at the bottom of the harbor near Tavern on the Water shortly after 1 a.m. today. The department reports a group of friends noticed one of their friends was missing. Then somebody heard a splash. The Boston Police Department reports he was pronounced dead at 2:43 a.m. at Mass.... Read more

By - 5/28/10 - 10:17 pm

Eric Papetti takes a trip out to the Harbor islands and wonders what if, instead of being turned into a park, the islands had become far more developed than they ever were:

... [C]onceptually, it's interesting to imagine Boston as being an "Island City," with a heritage that overlaps with others like Singapore, Hong Kong, Macau, and New York City. Would we build the

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By - 5/28/10 - 12:16 am

State Police and Quincy rescue crews found a missing kayaker and fished him out of the water late Thursday off Thompson Island and he's OK, Bill Sheerin tweets.... Read more

By - 5/22/10 - 7:01 pm

The Coast Guard reports one of its boats had to tow a Super Duck boat with 33 people onboard to shore after its steering failed around 11:45 a.m. today near Little Mystic River Channel. The Coast Guard reports nobody was hurt and the bus/boat thing won't be allowed back into the water until it passes another inspection - like the one it passed on... Read more

By - 5/17/10 - 8:09 am

Fabulously Out There surveys the public installations at the shipyard, featuring giant fish, mermaids and other objets de mer.

More on the Outdoor Sculpture Gallery in the Boston Harbor Shipyard.

By - 4/26/10 - 9:26 pm

Fireworks: Jon Day shot them from Piers Park in East Boston.Fireworks: Jon Day shot them from Piers Park in East Boston. More.

Those were "mini-fireworks" over the harbor, paid for by Liberty Mutual, and audible as far away... Read more

By - 4/15/10 - 9:50 am

Boston Police are investigating how the woman's body came to be in Boston Harbor at Fort Point Channel around 5:30 this morning.

By - 4/12/10 - 10:30 pm


David Parsons photographed Dry Dock 1 at the Charlestown Navy Yard.

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

By - 4/5/10 - 11:38 am

The Boston Fire Department reports crews rescued an elderly man reported by the Lewis Wharf seawall in Boston Harbor shortly before 7 a.m.

The firefighters reached the man, put a safety belt around him and secured him to the ladder. Rescue 1 then lowered rope down the ladder.

The department says his wheelchair was found nearby. No word on how he wound up in... Read more

By - 3/17/10 - 1:00 am

Laura Scannell watched a raging stream at the Arnold Arboretum yesterday. Later, David Schachner took in the view from East Boston. Look at that sky.

Copyright Laura Scannell and David Schachner, respectively. Both posted in... Read more

By - 3/13/10 - 7:45 am

I took a trip out to one of the Boston Harbor Islands one day last summer. It was a bit overcast, and few were there that day. Walking down along the beach, there was no one around, and there were no boats in the water in view. I heard a tinkling sound, like glass chimes. It continued, and I could see no building with chimes... Read more

By - 2/21/10 - 3:48 pm

The Phoenix gives us a tour of Long Island.

By - 2/21/10 - 1:52 pm

Matt Conti reports the Conservation Commission recently voted to allow some maintenance work at Constellation Wharf in the Charlestown Navy Yard only on the condition that owners remove a gate that was preventing public access to viewing areas along its pier.

By - 2/13/10 - 10:43 am

The Conservation Law Foundation yesterday formally accused the city of failing to stop high levels of bacteria, oil and dissolved metals and chemicals pour into Boston Harbor through its 201 "outfall" pipes that collect road runoff from nearly 20,000 catch basins - and from the neighboring town of Brookline.

In a lawsuit filed in US District Court, the foundation accused the Boston Water and Sewer... Read more

By - 2/5/10 - 8:48 pm

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

By - 2/2/10 - 1:36 pm

Over the objections of city officials, who don't want the risk of ships from a terrorist haven, the Globe reports.

By - 1/20/10 - 1:29 pm

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

By - 1/15/10 - 4:15 pm

Massive development along the harbor is so last century. E. Kevin Schopfer proposes a massive development IN the harbor - a floating block of concrete and steel in the harbor with enough room to house 15,000 people and "sky gardens" every 30 floors that he calls the Boston Arcology or... Read more

By - 1/1/10 - 10:15 am

Katken photographed First Night, including this ice sculpture in front of Trinity Church.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and tagged as universalhub on Flickr.

Greg Mackay photographed ice penguins by the Aquarium. Matt Conti videoed the fireworks over Boston Harbor.