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By adamg - 6/14/24 - 10:30 am
USS Constitution underway

With a little help from her friends. Adam Castiglioni watched Old Ironsides today.

The MBTA reports that Boston Harbor ferry service could be delayed between 10:30 a.m. and 1 p.m. because the USS Constitution is going on a sailabout around the harbor.

By adamg - 12/10/23 - 3:16 pm
People boarding Charon's ferry across the Styx

The T won't be re-enacting Doré's vision of a ferry ride of the damned. Source.

The MBTA reports it's canceled its morning ferries tomorrow due to anticipated high winds and rough seas.

The Hingham ferry should resume service at 11 a.m., the Hingham/Hull/Logan ferry at 2 and the Charlestown ferry at noon, the T says.

By adamg - 10/3/23 - 5:04 pm

The MBTA announced today that ferry service to and from East Boston and Winthrop will run until Nov. 30.

By adamg - 9/8/23 - 9:32 am
Plaque honoring Phillis Wheatley with somebody else's photo

The newest of the Massachusetts Convention Center Authority's three harbor ferries is the Phillis Wheatley, named for the Boston woman who became a famous poet in the colonial era even as she remained enslaved (yes, here in Boston). Read more.

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 - 5/28/22 - 5:48 pm
Ominous clouds over Boston Light

Looking towards Boston Light. See it larger.

Michael Spicher couldn't help but notice the ominous clouds from the ferry from Hingham back to Boston this afternoon. Read more.

By adamg - 4/26/21 - 1:22 pm

The MBTA announced today that it'll be using some of that sweet federal stimmy to resume the Charlestown and Hingham ferries it had canceled in January because of Covid-19-related lack of demand, starting May 22. Read more.

By adamg - 1/22/21 - 10:53 pm
View from the last ferry out of Charlestown

David Gregory snapped this view of downtown Boston from the last ferry out of Charlestown tonight, after which the T is shutting down the service because of Covid-19-related losses.

By adamg - 10/6/20 - 9:20 am

CommonWealth Magazine reports on MBTA planning for service in an era when ridership remains way down due to Covid-19. Bus routes serving low-income communities, where demand has not collapsed, might be protected from cuts.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 4:26 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a temporary ferry dock will be install at Lewis Mall, next to the Maverick Square T stop, this summer, with a permanent dock to come next summer. Read more.

By adamg - 8/16/19 - 8:41 am

WCVB reports a ferry from Hull ran aground on Long Island this morning after being cut off by a "sport fishing boat."

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

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

By adamg - 2/5/19 - 9:35 am
Pats fans waiting for train in Salem

Claire Blechman captured the scene at the Salem commuter-rail stop shortly before 9 a.m. She reports some people opened an unmanned door on an outbound train and got on, which is either very dumb or very smart. Read more.

By adamg - 12/20/17 - 1:34 pm
Ferry Grinch

"Meanest MBTA ferry customer I have ever shared a shared a boat with," Nathan Peyton reports.

By adamg - 12/13/17 - 10:37 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports state transportation officials are looking at possible routes for a ferry that would shuttle between the downtown/North End side of the Harbor, the South Boston Waterfront and the East Boston/Charlestown side of the briny shallow. The exact routes and stops are still under study.

By adamg - 5/19/16 - 7:27 am

Boston City Councilor Sal LaMattina says he sometimes gets frustrated with the otherwise beautiful view from Piers Park in East Boston: He can see the Seaport in South Boston, but knows the only way to get there by public transportation is via three subway lines and a bus. Read more.

By adamg - 2/20/15 - 9:23 am

Nick Puleo is livetweeting his commute this morning on a ferry from Hingham. After leaving paint on the ice, the ferry got stuck and now a tug from New Jersey is trying to pull the boat out.

He adds:

Heard on the ferry: "I'd rather die on this boat than sit on the GD commuter rail"

By adamg - 2/13/15 - 4:03 pm
Ferry and icebreaker

Photo by MBTA.

In Karhide, on the planet Gethen, ferry voyages always include an icebreaker sent ahead.

In Hingham harbor, as well.

By adamg - 8/27/14 - 10:45 pm

A Boston-to-Lynn ferry ran aground off Nahant shortly before 8 p.m., according to Steve Deveau, one of the passengers aboard it.

Deveau reports the ferry was the Cetacea, the same ship whose passengers spent a night in the harbor last month when its propeller became entangled in a cable at an LNG offloading area off Nahant.

Deveau says unlike that ill-fated trip, he and his fellow passengers were offloaded around 10 p.m.

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