Long Wharf

By - 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 - 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.

By - 6/10/18 - 9:57 pm
Egret in Boston Harbor

Roving UHub photographer Noah Sachs was ambling along Long Wharf today when he spotted two unusual white items in the water: A great egret - and John Henry's $90-millon super-yacht, the Elysian: Read more.

By - 5/5/18 - 10:25 pm
Saxophone player at Long Wharf

Max Grinnell listened to Steve Sharp play at Long Wharf this morning:

"Max, tell them to come out and don't B flat".

By - 2/21/18 - 11:44 am

In a letter to the state, the BPDA says it's resolved its long-standing issues with Don Chiofaro and the city is now OK with him replacing the Aquarium garage with a 600-foot tower (yes, just one), as part of a waterfront master plan that would also see new open space at what is now a Long Wharf parking lot and a new deck for the Harborwalk near the Moakley Bridge. Read more.

By - 2/7/18 - 9:01 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Our own Cybah took in the pre-storm sunrise from Long Wharf this morning.

He had some fellow early risers: Read more.

By - 12/5/17 - 12:22 pm
King Tide on Long Wharf

Kate Adams watched a reporter doing a report during today's king tide on Long Wharf. So what happens when one of the tides coincides with a nor'easter?

By - 12/4/17 - 9:04 am
Orange sunrise over Boston Harbor

Christine Sullivan watched the sun come up over Long Wharf and Boston Harbor.

By - 10/23/17 - 8:54 pm
Fog on Long Wharf on Boston Harbor

S&S Consulting walked along an "ever so ghostly and melancholy" Long Wharf in the fog tonight.

Earlier:
The day started in a fog as well.

By - 10/20/17 - 8:46 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Hood Will Hunting watched the sun come up from Long Wharf this morning.

By - 10/2/17 - 11:04 am

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that cities that want to tear down parks to put up schools or other buildings have to first get the approval of the state legislature.

A significant piece of the ruling consists of the justices considering how the situation in Westfield - where a school was proposed to replace a playground - differed from that of Boston's Long Wharf, where the BRA/BPDA wants to convert a large open-air shelter currently open to the public into a restaurant. Read more.

By - 8/13/17 - 10:05 pm
Jumping into Boston Harbor from Long Wharf

Mitchell watched "a brave man execute a pretty nice dive" into Boston Harbor from the end of Long Wharf early this evening.

Earlier:
Guy diving into the harbor during a king tide.

By - 4/23/17 - 2:07 pm

The BRA, um, BPDA, just won't take no for an answer: After losing several legal battles over its attempts to put a restaurant at the end of Long Wharf, the authority is trying yet again to convince judges to let it get what it wants. Read more.

By - 2/12/17 - 5:08 pm

Keith J. Finks reports he set out to make a Tom Brady snowman at the end of Long Wharf this afternoon.

Failed completely, realized it looked more like a fox... meet Foxy Tom!!!

By - 11/15/16 - 11:42 am

Mark Novak shows us the morning king tide at Long Wharf. Read more.

By - 11/9/16 - 8:53 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Tom Griffiths provides the proof, from the end of Long Wharf.

By - 10/19/16 - 2:59 pm

BostonDaniel was on hand at Long Wharf today for this merman sighting.

Earlier:
The king of dives into the king of tides (Tuesday).
Shorter Wharf (Monday).

By - 10/18/16 - 2:45 pm
Guy diving into Boston Harbor during king tide

As today's king tide reached its peak around 1:20 p.m., this guy kept diving into the harbor from the end of Long Wharf.

He dove off one of the giant bollard things. He took a running leap into the water. He dove backwards. Read more.