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By adamg - 6/17/19 - 8:36 pm
Swirly skies over Boston Harbor as seen from Deer Island

Henry Dane checks in from Deer Island this evening:

Vincent would have appreciated this sky. Beautiful night and last chance to get a run in before the Deluge.

By adamg - 5/30/19 - 11:52 pm
Bright lights at Puopolo Park

The harbor's so bright, they gotta wear shades.

At 9:07 tonight, a concerned citizen in Charlestown filed a 311 complaint about some bright lights in the big city, specifically, the spotlights across the harbor at Puopolo Park in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 5/22/19 - 12:20 pm
Sunrise over Rowes Wharf and Boston Harbor

Rick Macomber watched the sunrise from the atrium at Rowes Wharf this morning.

By adamg - 5/18/19 - 10:27 am
Godzilla battles Ghidorah in Kenmore Square

A new trailer for "Godzilla: King of the Monsters" is out, and as keen-eyed monster hunter Chris Devers notes, a climactic battle between Godzilla and multi-headed, winged Ghidorah takes place right in our very own Hub, including in Kenmore Square. Read more.

By adamg - 5/17/19 - 9:24 am
Foundering boat off Piers Park

Lauren reports that the boat off Piers Park that seemed to be taking on water yesterday was still listing there this morning. But she adds that right after she took the above photo, some Coast Guard guys showed up to take care of boat business. Read more.

By adamg - 5/2/19 - 10:43 pm

A doff of the detective's cap to Kristin Foley for figuring out why Boston Harbor suddenly exploded in colors tonight: The Boston-Based Group Formerly Known as Junior Achievement but now as JA Worldwide celebrated its 100th anniversary tonight with fireworks over Boston Harbor: Read more.

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

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

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

Christine Sullivan watched the sunrise this morning.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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 adamg - 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.

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