Boston Harbor

By - 7/12/18 - 12:00 pm
Rental bike in the water off East Boston

Or maybe LimeBike is offering underwater tours. In any case, Steve Holt noticed one of the rental bikes sleeping with the fishes in the water off the Harborwalk in East Boston near the East Pier development. Unlike Blue Bikes, these green-and-yellow bikes from north of town are "dockless," which means people are supposed to just leave them wherever they want.

By - 7/4/18 - 4:33 pm
USS Constitution in Boston Harbor

Matt Frank was among the many people who watched Old Ironsides on its stately cruise from the Charlestown Navy Yard to Castle Island and back again today. Read more.

By - 6/30/18 - 10:25 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Adam Balsam took in tonight's fireworks over Boston Harbor from Commercial Wharf. Read more.

By - 6/27/18 - 9:59 pm

Stan Kelly asks:

Where is the best place to launch a kayak in Boston Harbor to fish for Stripers?

By - 6/24/18 - 7:15 pm
Digging a tunnel under Boston Harbor for a trolley line

Back at the start of the 20th century, boring a tunnel took a lot of hard, manual labor - you still needed big, burly men to hack away at the rock. The BPL has three sketches of men at work digging a tunnel for a trolley line between downtown Boston and Maverick Square ... Read more.

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.