Fort Point Channel

By - 6/22/18 - 4:49 pm

Associated Press reports a federal jury has convicted Frank Salemme and Paul Weadick for murdering Steven DiSarro, owner of the Channel, which used to be where a parking lot now fronts Fort Point Channel.

By - 6/3/18 - 5:19 pm
Floating tea bale

John Hanzl followed the progress of a tea bale that apparently escaped from the Tea Party Museum and managed to avoid the Gillette water-intake pump as it slowly floated down, down, down Fort Point Channel, all the way down to the little curvy bit that ends in South Boston.

By - 3/1/18 - 10:34 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway night before the storm

Atlantic Avenue and the Greenway were still above water tonight, S&S Conulting reports. Tomorrow, though? TrueNE_79 shows us the Aquafence at Atlantic Wharf on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel is ready for potentially record-breaking high tides: Read more.

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 - 1/31/18 - 12:22 pm

Peter Franchi snapped the barriers State Street put up outside its building off A Street near Fort Point Channel today in anticipation of super-moon-caused high tides spilling over into the street.

By - 1/13/18 - 12:27 pm
Boston's Fan Pier back in the day

In 1903, when Walker & Co. published this bird's eye view of the area around Fort Point Channel, trains were still king and Boston was full of freight yards, such as the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's yard on the South Boston side of the channel, where it met Boston Harbor. Read more.

By - 1/5/18 - 8:56 pm
Icy Charles River

Ari Ofsevit gazed at the frozen wasteland between Cambridge and the Back Bay today.

Casie Gillette shows us the real ice joining the iceberg statues in Fort Point Channel: Read more.

By - 1/4/18 - 1:01 pm
Seaport Boulevard flooded in South Boston

Miss Lippy reports Seaport Boulevard and Northern Avenue along the South Boston Waterfront have flooded and are getting worse. Video.

The parking lot behind the Chart House on Long Wharf has flooded - along with the cars parked in it - Carty Castaldi reports: Read more.

By - 12/31/17 - 3:48 pm
Frozen Fort Point Channel

Adam Castiglioni reports Fort Point Channel is freezing up.

By - 12/2/17 - 12:06 pm

Folks had more to say about it which you can read here.

By - 11/21/17 - 9:00 am
First responders at Fort Point Channel

First-responder vehicles at the water. Photo by Christina Pazzanese.

Caught in Southie reports first responders are at the channel near the Gillette plant this morning.

By - 10/4/17 - 1:54 pm
King Triton, a barge that sank where Fort Point Channel meets Boston Harbor

The Curse of the Northern Avenue Bridge strikes again: Lauri Howe Barrett shows us the King Triton, a former buoy tender that sank near the decrepit old bridge the other day.

By - 5/23/17 - 3:04 pm

MassLive.com reports Boston Police Commissioner William Evans says young men need to be more careful when they drink in a city surrounded by water, not worry about a serial killer.

Earlier:
All the drowning victims the press and the public don't much care about.

By - 4/4/17 - 1:57 pm

The Globe writes today that since 2009, at least 11 bodies have been recovered from the water surrounding Boston and that the last one was that of Zachary Marr, whose body was found in the Charles near North Station a month after he disappeared from a downtown bar.

The Globe is wrong on both counts. Read more.

By - 3/21/17 - 9:44 am

Jen Richard videoed this in Fort Point Channel by the Tea Party Museum this morning. The New England Aquarium confirms it was a harbor porpoise.

Last spring:
Esplanade dock gets fat, sassy visitor.

By - 3/4/17 - 7:47 pm
Sunset over Boston

Rob Littlefield looked across Fort Point Channel tonight, notes it was 17 degrees with 35 m.p.h. gusts.

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.