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By adamg - 1/13/24 - 1:11 pm
Flooding outside the New England Aquarium

This morning, Lisa Green walked from the North End to Rowes Wharf, where Boston Harbor was a lot closer than it usually is, like at the Aquarium, where the harbor consumed the harborwalk.

Kevin Whitely forwarded a friend's video of flooding on Commercial Wharf in the North End: Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/23 - 12:06 pm
Man in kayak on Long Wharf in 2021

King tides always a good time to kayak on Long Wharf. Photo by Adam Castiglioni.

The BPDA board last week agreed to spend $880,000 for a consultant to study ways to make Long Wharf, which now floods during particularly high tides, more resilient in higher tides - from water slopping over the end of the wharf and belching up through a storm drain further down, near the Chart House. Read more.

By adamg - 12/23/22 - 11:57 am
Wave hitting Winthrop Parkway in Revere

Wave hitting Winthrop Parkway in Revere. Photo by Brian Riccio.

Morrissey Boulevard? Long Wharf? Winthrop Drive? All shut at the morning high tide as wind-whipped waves came ashore. But also Day Boulevard in South Boston. Read more.

By adamg - 12/16/22 - 12:55 pm

WFXT reports on the body found this morning.

No, there is no Smiley Face Killer.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 12:20 pm

The T announced today it will start running ferries between Lewis Mall in East Boston and Long Wharf downtown on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 1/17/22 - 11:48 am
Flooding on Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni surveyed the usual post-storm flooding by the Chart House on Long Wharf this morning.

By adamg - 11/6/21 - 1:02 pm
Guy in kayak on Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni went down to Long Wharf to see the king tide and spotted this guy who kayaked onto the wharf (plus bonus sea-horse float).

Here he is coming in: Read more.

By adamg - 8/20/21 - 10:08 am
Flood barrier in place on Long Wharf

Nicholas Bauer shows us the flood wall the T has started putting in place to keep Henri from flooding the Blue Line tunnel just down Long Wharf from the soon-to-be-angry sea. The T also has another wall it can swing shut in the Fenway to keep the Muddy River, no longer quite so angry due to Army Corps of Engineers work, out of the Green Line tunnel to Kenmore Square.

By adamg - 2/2/21 - 2:50 pm
Flooding on Long Wharf

Erinn Larson took a soggy walk along Long Wharf today, taking in the usual flooding both directly along the harbor and further back at the Chart House. Read more.

By adamg - 2/1/21 - 5:46 pm

Lisa Green visited Long Wharf a half hour before high tide today, reports she didn't stick around to see high tide: Read more.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tide.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/20 - 4:34 pm
Flooded Long Wharf

Shortly after high tide, around 1:15 this afternoon, Jonathan Berk photographed seawater "coming up through the storm drain on a perfectly sunny day" way back on Long Wharf, by the Chart House.

By adamg - 3/6/20 - 12:54 pm

Three Boston residents, all in their 40s, have tested positive for Covid-19, which they apparently contracted while attending a meeting last week at the Marriott Long Wharf organized by Cambridge drug maker Biogen, Mayor Walsh and city Health and Human Services Chief Marty Martinez said today. Read more.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 4:45 pm

The BPDA board on Thursday will consider letting Cape Air dock seaplanes at Long Wharf to fly people to and from New York. Read more.

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 - 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 - 11/24/18 - 12:12 pm

Boston Police report officers from the Harbor Patrol Unit rescued a man spotted in the cold water off Long Wharf around 5:20 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By adamg - 10/6/18 - 10:56 am
Redcoats on a ship in Boston Harbor

Shortly after 9 a.m., more than 100 of His Majesty's troops disembarked from rowboats and one sailing ship at Long Wharf to assert control over the increasingly agitated city of Boston - exactly 250 years after the same thing happened in colonial days. Read more.

By adamg - 9/30/18 - 3:01 pm
British soldiers disembarking on Long Wharf

Soldiers disembarking on Long Wharf in 1768. See it larger.

Some 250 years ago today, ships carrying British soldiers to a restive Boston moved into the inner harbor in preparation for landing. This coming Saturday, modern-day re-enactors will step off a boat at Long Wharf, march to Boston Common and begin the city's occupation all over again. Read more.

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