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Black Falcon Pier

By adamg - 6/9/22 - 9:31 am

Aline Kaplan revisits a 1953 fire onboard a docked ship, named the Black Falcon, that killed several longshoremen, which might not have happened had more than 100 drums of sodium peroxide been stowed properly in Antwerp.

Black Falcon photos.

By adamg - 8/18/21 - 2:56 pm
Big ship at Black Falcon Pier

Beth Gavin got a gander today at the Crystal Symphony, the first cruise ship to dock in Boston since 2019.

By adamg - 8/17/21 - 10:50 pm

An actual cruise ship will be docking in Boston tomorrow for the first time since 2019, Massport said today. Read more.

By adamg - 2/8/21 - 1:43 pm
Proposed taller Black Falcon Pier building

Rendering by SGA of the view from the Reserved Channel.

A developer has filed plans with the BPDA to add four floors to the top of an existing and long three-story building at the end of Black Falcon Pier in the Raymond Flynn Marine Industrial Park on the South Boston Waterfront. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/21 - 1:21 pm

Live Boston reports on the man apparently fell from the pier around 1:40 a.m. and his rescue by first responders.

By adamg - 8/18/20 - 1:26 pm

The Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports that surveillance cameras at the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston shows Tatianna Morales of Fall River and Djovany Pierre of Roxbury going into the water in Morales's white Ford Escape at 10:32 p.m. last Tuesday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/15/20 - 5:06 am
Recovered SUV

Recovered SUV. Photo by Live Boston.

Live Boston reports that with both bodies and vehicle recovered from the water off Black Falcon Pier, investigators are now trying to determine why and when they went into Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/20 - 3:04 pm
Water off Black Falcon Pier in South Boston

Search underway in Boston Harbor at Black Falcon Pier. Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports crews have recovered one body and are looking for a second - and a car - in Boston Harbor off Black Falcon Pier. BPD, BFD and State Police boats are on scene.

By adamg - 3/21/20 - 6:07 pm
Black Falcon Pier

Not much call for cruise ships in Boston right now, as Matt Frank shows us today: Read more.

By adamg - 5/19/16 - 2:46 pm
Anthem of the Seas in South Boston

Dwarfing the terminal. Photo by Eileen Murphy.

Royal Caribbean's Anthem of the Seas is the largest cruise ship to ever dock in Boston.

By adamg - 8/2/15 - 8:07 pm
Queen Mary 2 at Black Falcon pier in Boston

Eileen Murphy spent some time watching the Queen Mary 2 today, as it approached the Black Falcon pier and after it docked at the pier.

For a size comparison, she also photographed a harbor water taxi as it passed the ship: Read more.

By adamg - 7/12/15 - 3:25 pm
Queen Mary in Boston

Ryan Ruel shows us the Queen Mary 2, docked at the Black Falcon pier today.

Posted under this Creative Commons license and in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 3/26/15 - 11:09 am

The Chelsea Record reports the Chelsea Conservation Commission rejected plans by Massport to store contaminated sludge from dredging near the Black Falcon Pier in South Boston in "Confined Aquatic Disposal Cells" in Chelsea Creek.

The commission said just because Massport did the same thing with sludge from the Conley Terminal doesn't mean Chelsea Creek can continue as the repository for the stuff.

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