We walked across the temporary North Washington Street Bridge today and couldn't help but notice the large colony of terns dive bombing the water - as a flotilla of cormorants dived well under the surface. And then a guy with several fishing rods in a kayak powered by pedals arrived on scene. Read more.
Charles River Dam
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Although some of the pogies that began showing up at the mouth of the Charles a few days ago made it out to their briny destiny in the Atlantic, others are now piling up by the locks and dam, dead. Read more.
Tom Richardson spotted some human-powered boats in the locks at the Charles River Dam today.
Paul Matisse's Charlestown Bells, removed from the Charles River Dam in June for repairs, are slated to be put back in place on Sunday, starting at 9 a.m.
The Friends of the Charlestown Bells expect the work to take a few hours - and say people who want to help out but who don't feel mechanically inclined can bring sandwiches.
Over the weekend, volunteers dismantled the Charlestown Bells - the colorful series of bells across the Charles River Damn that once let you ring out across the river but which had fallen into disrepair in recent years. They were taken to a studio in Groton, where, over the summer, they'll be restored to working order. J.J. Gilmartin, who took the photos in this post, explains:
OK, so the Segway guy is finally keeping his tours off the Greenway, if not off Long Wharf, but now he's taken to directing his tours across the Charles River, by way of the gangplanks over the locks at the Charles River Dam.
Kristin MacDougall noticed one of those Segway tours navigating the gangplanks today and complained to the state Department of Conservation and Recreation:
What is up with Segways on the Charlestown Locks lately?! Dangerous to walkers and riders alike.
Tonight, DCR agreed:
They are not allowed on the locks! Please stay clear of them and be safe.