Boston Harbor

By - 3/31/19 - 2:01 pm

Boston Police report a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men yesterday afternoon after their kayak took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed onto, hoping for rescue. Read more.

By - 3/30/19 - 6:49 pm
People and dog rowing in Boston Harbor

Hood Will Hunting spotted some people and a dog out for a little row around Boston Harbor this afternoon.

By - 3/22/19 - 9:38 pm
Flooded Long Wharf

As has become usual during nor'easters, Long Wharf flooded this afternoon. Human, Actual Size surveyed the briny deep where people normally walk. Read more.

By - 3/15/19 - 11:55 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports it's suing the city of Quincy for letting its sewers overflow into Boston Harbor in general and Dorchester Bay and Quincy Bay in particular. Read more.

By - 3/1/19 - 9:46 am

WBUR reports on calls for ferry service between Downtown and Columbia Point in Dorchester.

By - 3/1/19 - 8:52 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sunrise this morning.

By - 2/22/19 - 9:25 am
Two ducks on Boston Harbor

Adam Balsam watched a couple of ducks in the water of Boston Harbor yesterday.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 2/6/19 - 11:30 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports a company that runs a Ferris wheel in Montreal wants to build a 200-foot-tall Ferris Wheel on Long Wharf - along with a liquor-serving cafe.

Building new pilings for the Ferris wheel at the end of the wharf would, the company hopes, let it avoid the never-ending battle over whether any private concern could be built at the tip of the existing wharf.

By - 1/26/19 - 3:14 pm
Nantucket Lightship at Commercial Wharf

Don't let this deal sail away.

The owners of one of the two red Nantucket Lightships now docked in Boston Harbor (yes, two) have put their craft up for sale. Read more.

By - 1/18/19 - 12:25 pm
Boat seen through a chain in Boston Harbor

Roving UHub photographer Caroline D. spotted some boats through a spyhole, well, a link in a chain, on Lewis Wharf this morning.

By - 1/15/19 - 6:12 pm

One thing the Trump shutdown didn't end was a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to set off explosives at the bottom of Boston Harbor tomorrow to deepen a shipping channel. It took a judge to do that. Read more.

By - 1/12/19 - 11:48 am

Hunters looking to bag some ducks may be breaking state law by having people drive boats at the large number of ducks congregating in Boston Harbor, making them fly away in a panic - and become easier targets. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 12:20 am
Boat on fire in Charlestown with lots of firefighting foam nearby

Boat on fire, firefighting foam in the water. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports three boats caught on fire at the Constitution Marina around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 12/31/18 - 9:10 am
Boston sunrise on Dec. 31

Daniel Glennon watched the sun come up over downtown this morning.

Christine Sullivan caught the last sunrise of the year over Boston Harbor: Read more.

By - 12/22/18 - 12:17 pm
Flooding along Fort Point Channel

Justin Teman took a walk along Fort Point Channel this morning, at least, the part that wasn't flooded. Read more.

By - 12/16/18 - 1:39 pm
By - 12/14/18 - 10:40 am
Proposed Ferris wheel at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Upton + Partners's proposed Ferris wheel.

The BPDA is looking for ways to spruce up the Charlestown Navy Yard and turn it into a destination for people who have already seen Old Ironsides - with more art, history and use of the water. Earlier this week, the agency released copies of presentations from several design firms with ideas on how to "activate" both the water's edge and the three-mile Harborwalk section that runs through the Navy Yard. Read more.

By - 12/9/18 - 2:20 pm
Santa Claus gets out of helicopter in the North End

Adam Castiglioni watched Santa land in the North End today.

Jessica Kent watched his descent:

By - 12/5/18 - 5:28 pm

The Coast Guard reports a Quincy Police crew found a barge that capsized Sunday morning just north of one of the main shipping channels into Boston Harbor, about two miles south of Nahant, near the entrance to the harbor. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 9:10 am

The Coast Guard is urging mariners piloting ships into Boston Harbor to be extra careful this morning due to a barge that may have sunk somewhere near two of the main approaches into the port: Read more.