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By adamg - 12/7/23 - 9:44 am

Hkergrrl reports Boston will not be coming under attack at lunchtime: If you hear cannons and rifle fire around noon, that's just an honor guard at the Charlestown Navy Yard, no doubt to welcome the Annapolis cadets who will be facing off against Army on Saturday at Gillette.

By adamg - 11/11/23 - 10:39 pm
Bluebikes in Boston Harbor

Gary noticed what low tide exposed at Christopher Columbus Park this afternoon.

By adamg - 11/7/23 - 11:45 am
Webcam on Little Brewster Island with a view towards downtown Boston

Boston ahoy! See it larger.

The Coast Guard reports that Boston Light is now equipped with four Webcams, letting people see the view from the entrance to Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 11/4/23 - 10:21 am

The locals said they dumped 342 chests of tea overboard in ye olde tea party, but the owner of the ships only put in for compensation for 340. What happened to those other two chests? J.L. Bell ponders.

By adamg - 10/23/23 - 9:34 pm

WBUR reports on the 70th anniversary of an explosion that caused the greatest loss of life ever along the Boston waterfront: The Oct. 16, 1953 explosion aboard the USS Leyte, an aircraft carrier being converted into an anti-submarine carrier at the Boston Naval Shipyard - today the Raymond Flynn Marine Park in South Boston.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 5:04 pm

The MBTA announced today that ferry service to and from East Boston and Winthrop will run until Nov. 30.

By adamg - 9/29/23 - 5:00 pm
Tall Shp Eagle

Adam Castiglioni visited the Coast Guard's cutter Eagle today after it docked at the Charlestown Navy Yard, next to Old Ironsides. It's open to the public until 7 p.m. tonight and between 10 a.m. and 7 p.m. tomorrow.

By adamg - 9/28/23 - 12:34 pm
Coast Guard ice breaker docked at Coast Guard station in the North End

Eric Bender got a good view of the Thunder Bay, a Coast Guard ice breaker that was docked at the Coast Guard station off Commercial Street in the North End yesterday. It's normally berthed in Rockland, ME, where it goes out on the more frigid winter days to bust up the ice in the Penobscot River.

By adamg - 9/15/23 - 8:34 pm
Red sky over downtown Boston and Boston Harbor

If nothing else, the clouds heralding Lee gave us an amazing sunset tonight, as Tim Babatz couldn't help but notice at Fan Pier on the harbor.

Up the harbor a bit, Adam Balsam got a good view in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 9/9/23 - 1:38 pm
Mystery item on Boston Harbor shoreline in East Boston

Updated with news about its possible disposal one of these days.

Lazygal reports on this thing's annual visit and wonders: Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/23 - 9:32 am
Plaque honoring Phillis Wheatley with somebody else's photo

The newest of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's three harbor ferries is the Phillis Wheatley, named for the Boston woman who became a famous poet in the colonial era even as she remained enslaved (yes, here in Boston). Read more.

By adamg - 9/2/23 - 1:11 pm
Sun rises over downtown Boston

Tony Ursillo watched the sun come up over downtown Boston this morning.

By adamg - 8/22/23 - 9:01 pm
ARC Gloria from Colombia docked in Charlestown

Nathaniel Stinnett snapped the ARC Gloria, a Colombian tall ship docked until Friday at the Charlestown Navy Yard, next to the USS Constitution, where it will be open to the public.

By adamg - 8/10/23 - 10:12 am

The state Department of Environmental Protection yesterday granted Boston the permit it needs to rebuild the Long Island Bridge, which will let it re-open Long Island as a recovery and treatment campus. Read more.

By adamg - 8/4/23 - 11:11 am
Graves Light

Graves Light on Graves Ledge in 2013, from Waller's initial complaint.

A Land Court judge has ended a stormy dispute between Hull and the Malden man who bought Graves Light in Massachusetts Bay just beyond Boston Harbor: The lighthouse isn't in Hull, so its owner doesn't have to pay town property taxes or let town inspectors judge his work in converting the tower into a family vacation home. Read more.

By adamg - 8/2/23 - 10:01 am
Sturgeon moon over Boston Light

617Images went out to capture the sturgeon moon last night, was not having much luck because of all the clouds, but then, as you can see, got a great shot of the moon over Boston Light.

By adamg - 7/28/23 - 11:27 pm
Sunset over Boston Harbor and downtown Boston

Jake watched the sun go down over Boston Harbor and downtown Boston from the beach at Peddocks Island this evening.

By adamg - 7/23/23 - 9:19 pm
Sinking boat

Sinking boat. Photo by State Police.

State Police report troopers rescued four people after their boat began to sink off the north side of Peddocks Island shortly before 4:50 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 7/18/23 - 8:59 pm
Night heron at Lovejoy Wharf

Rachel Dolores was along the locks near Lovejoy Wharf Sunday night when she suddenly had to do a double take: Read more.

By adamg - 7/9/23 - 11:03 am

People on several flights headed to Boston got a quick trip to other New England states yesterday afternoon when their flights were diverted from Logan - in one case where the wheels were already down and the plane was on its final approach. Read more.

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