Boston Harbor

By - 6/12/18 - 9:15 pm
Fireworks and Lucinda Williams concert

Patty got to watch both the fireworks Eastern Bank had shot off over Boston Harbor to celebrate its 200th anniversary and the Lucinda Williams concert at the Blue Hills Bank Pavilion (anybody see them from the State Street building?). 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 - 6/7/18 - 9:29 am

Usually we just have one mayor, but this week, we have hundreds, here for the US Conference of Mayors, and they'll be celebrating with a fireworks display from the water off the Kennedy Library, starting around 9:30 p.m. So get yourself to a Dorchester or South Boston beach or high point, or just get your dog's thunder blanket ready.

By - 6/5/18 - 10:57 pm
Big cloud raining down on Boston

J. Nathan Matias watched the storm come in over Boston early this evening.

He wasn't alone: Read more.

By - 6/4/18 - 10:34 pm

Around 6:45 p.m., the Boston Fire Department reports. The man was apparently in his 60s, NBC Boston reports.

By - 5/18/18 - 2:13 pm

Adam Castiglioni watched Old Ironsides on its voyage to Castle Island and back. Read more.

By - 3/19/18 - 9:01 am
Sunrise through Rowes Wharf on the Boston waterfront

Cybah captured the sun centered in the Rowes Wharf arch as it rose this morning.

By - 3/14/18 - 11:26 pm

Liam and a friend, both Alaskan natives and so a bit familiar with snow, were trekking through the South Boston waterfront as the storm wound down last night and wound up at Fan Pier, where they got to see a plane taking off from Logan just as a band of clouds was moving out.

By - 3/2/18 - 2:22 pm
Bicycling in Boston Harbor

Stephen Breyer watched a bicyclist make his way through Boston Harbor in Christopher Columbus Park today.

By - 3/2/18 - 1:50 pm

Boston Harbor tides hit a peak of 14.67 ft at 11:12 a.m., per NWS data, so no record breaker, but we've 2 more high tides to try to go over the 15.13 ft record set on Jan. 4. But the latest NWS forecasts now call for a high of no more than 14.9 feet, at midnight tonight.

By - 3/2/18 - 1:07 pm
Man kayaking down Lewis Street in East Boston

Steve Holt watched one of his neighbors kayak down Lewis Street in East Boston at high tide today.

Also in East Boston: Read more.

By - 3/1/18 - 1:26 pm
Sandbags at Aquarium stop

The T is already bracing at Aquarium, which flooded in January. Photo by Jocelyn.

With evacuation requests already issued north and south of the city, the National Weather Service is warning that Boston Harbor could see its highest recorded tides ever Friday or Saturday: Read more.

By - 2/25/18 - 2:32 pm

The Boston Fire Department reports divers recovered a body from the water off the USS Constitution around 8:15 a.m. Boston Police are now investigating, but NBC Boston reports the death does not appear suspicious.

By - 2/12/18 - 12:25 pm
Calf Pasture peninsula in Dorchester

This 1923 aerial photo from the Boston Planning Commission shows the MDC's Calf Pasture sewage pumping station and some nearby gas tanks, Old Harbor and South Boston's City Point and Castle Island. 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 - 2/6/18 - 9:13 am
Sunrise over the Zakim and under the viaduct

Rob Littlefield watched the sunrise through the Green Line viaduct over the Charles near the Museum of Science this morning.

Cybah found an equally engaging view on the other side of the ol' Shawmut Peninsula: Read more.

By - 1/26/18 - 9:11 am

The Patriot Ledger brings us up to speed on Long Island-related news south of the Neponset: The Quincy City Council this week passed a resolution telling Marty Walsh to shove it when it comes to the proposed re-build of the bridge and Quincy's mayor continued to look at possible legal options to block the bridge, which would connect Boston to its harbor island through Quincy. Read more.

By - 1/25/18 - 5:52 pm
Sunset over Boston

Rebecca watched the sun go down over the water and downtown.

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.