Boston Harbor

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

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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 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.

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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:

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

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

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By - 6/8/11 - 8:10 am

LNG tanker in Boston Harbor

I happened to be walking by Long Wharf yesterday when I looked out at the harbor and saw this huge ship heading toward the Tobin. LNG tanker! They're kind of amazing to see, so I started walking at a good pace down... Read more

By - 5/24/11 - 8:43 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports two BFD divers recovered a body from Fort Point Channel by the Congress Street bridge tonight. Boston Police report the body appears to be that of a male in his early 40s and that a preliminary investigation shows no visible signs of trauma.... Read more

By - 5/24/11 - 7:40 am


Greg MacKay captured the Mexican Navy's Cuauhtemoc at the World Trade Center. The training vessel is docked there through Thursday; tours are available.

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By - 5/4/11 - 6:50 am

Water from below. Photo by BFD.Divers spray the fire from below. Photo by BFD. More photos.

Post updated at 12:30 p.m.

A stubborn wharf fire that erupted around 5 a.m. sent five firefighters to the hospital and did an estimated $3 million in damage to... Read more

By - 5/3/11 - 4:03 pm

Imagine this with windows and tables and steaming bowls of chowderImagine this with windows and tables and steaming bowls of chowder.

A lawsuit by North End residents has tied up a proposed restaurant at the end of Long Wharf for so long the... Read more

By - 5/1/11 - 5:26 pm

Babies outside on Long Island

The Boston Public Library has put up more than 300 Harbor Island photos and drawings from the 19th and 20th centuries, including a photo of some nurses and babies on Long Island, back in 1930, when it had a hospital and... Read more

By - 4/10/11 - 8:52 pm

Shopping carts

Vikas Anand stopped by Carlton Wharf in East Boston today.

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By - 4/5/11 - 5:06 pm

Boston Police report arresting three men on charges they tried to abscond with copper wire from a public-health facility on Long Island.

Mike Zampitella, 43, of Quincy, Jarrod Hurley, 36, of Abington and Scott Otto, 44, of Boston, were arrested around 8:30 a.m. on Monday after, police say, they were unable to account for all the copper wiring in the back of their pickup truck.... Read more

By - 3/7/11 - 10:35 am

Deer Island alms house

The good burghers of Boston have been using Deer Island for stuff they didn't really want near them since colonial days. In 1849, Boston built its alms house there. The image is from the Library of Congress's prints and photographs collection.... Read more

By - 2/10/11 - 7:38 pm

Boston Police report the body of a 36-year-old man was pulled out of the Reserve Channel by Summer Street and Pappas Way around noon today. A preliminary investigation found no obvious signs of trauma on the body, police say.