Charles River

By - 3/29/09 - 11:55 am
Zakim at Earth Hour

Richard Beaubien was ready when the tower lights on the Zakim were turned off for Earth Hour last night.

Copyright Richard Beaubien.

By - 3/19/09 - 8:32 pm
Aooooh!

Shane Curcuru's reaction to spotting a coyote on a dock next to the Museum of Science in Cambridge? Yikes!

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By - 2/16/09 - 2:25 pm

UPDATE: See comments - a body was found in the river around 1 p.m. by the Eliot Bridge on the Allston side.

Was driving eastbound on Soldier's Field Road and saw the WBZ copter take off. Then drove farther to see tons of emergency vehicles and an area around the Charles near the Eliot Bridge taped off.

Can't find anything on WBZ's website. The only thing I saw was that it might be related to a missing Norfolk man:

http://wbztv.com/local/missing.norfolk.man.2.90844...

Anybody hear anything?

By - 2/15/09 - 10:54 pm
Cracked up Charles

RDA photographed the path of an icebreaker through the Charles River basin the other day.

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By - 2/12/09 - 5:52 am

MetaBoston points us to this interesting video, which shows an animation of e. coli blooms moving through the Charles River basin (make sure your sound is on for full effect):

The animation is by Ferdi Hellweger, a Northeastern civil and environment engineering professor who says most of the e. coli in the basin comes from Stony Brook and the Muddy River.

By - 2/4/09 - 10:50 am
Iron bridge

Sean Sullivan photographed one of the train bridges over the Charles behind North Station.

Copyright Sean Sullivan.

By - 1/15/09 - 9:06 am
Brrr!

Kalim Saliba braved the elements for this shot of the sun going down over the Charles.

By - 1/13/09 - 12:05 pm
Charles at night

Saul Blumenthal took this cool photo the other night.

By - 1/10/09 - 11:47 am

Cool photo of the sun going down over the Longfellow Bridge and a flock of geese.

By - 12/29/08 - 8:50 am

Bostonhelopilot gives us the tour:

By - 12/19/08 - 10:02 pm
The Charles

Saul Blumenthal took a walk along Memorial Drive by the Charles River this afternoon.

By - 12/13/08 - 3:40 pm

This morning on Nonantum Road in Newton, Channel 4 reports.

By - 10/31/08 - 8:48 am

Around 6:15 a.m. between Western Avenue and JFK Street, Channel 4 reports, adding the driver was found soaking wet but otherwise OK.

Channel 4 also reports a driver in Charlestown was not so lucky - He was found dead beside his car after a violent crash in the tunnel on Rutherford Avenue outbound.

By - 10/21/08 - 7:51 am

This Saturday afternoon, the Massachusetts Oyster Cracker Project will be placing oysters in Boston Harbor, at the mouth of the Charles River.

The goal isn't to give the Union Oyster House a new supply of slurpable food, but to create a natural filtration system for the harbor:

Charles river flow is 300 million gallons per day. Ten small beds of oysters 225 feet square (less than a football field) could cleanse this volume on a daily basis.

Would this happen instantaneously? No. Would every gallon of flow be filtered? No. But can these Oysters improve the situation? Absolutely.

Via the Charlestown Connection.

By - 10/18/08 - 2:23 pm
Head of the class

Paul Kelleher got a good spot for watching the Head of the Charles Regatta today.

Way more Head of the Charles photos.

By - 10/10/08 - 3:12 pm

If you happen to see a large banner floating by that urges you to "Discover Roxbury," could you let Third Decade know? He spent a lot of time on the thing and was very disappointed when he heard it blew off a trolley bus and right into the Charles River from the Mass. Ave. bridge.

By - 8/15/08 - 8:32 pm

Vanshnookenraggen posts a copy of a 1909 map showing current and proposed transit lines in Boston Proper, including what became today's subways, the long-gone Atlantic Avenue el and a proposed trolley tunnel along the banks of the Charles.