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Nix's Mate

By adamg - 9/27/15 - 6:54 pm
Boat aground on Nix's Mate

Out in Boston Harbor today, Ryan Meador noticed two boats that had run aground - the first on Nix's Mate, a little nothing of an island on which colonial authorities once gibbetted the bodies of executed pirates - they hung their bodies up to sway in the wind as a warning - the second in an area called Lower Middle.

The first boat appeared pretty solidly stuck, but the second looked like it might make it off when the tide came in: Read more.

By adamg - 8/25/12 - 10:29 am
Passenger evacuation. Photo by Josua Bottoni via Hingham Weather

Passenger evacuation. Photo by Joshua Bottoni via Hingham Weather.

WCVB reports a Provincetown-bound ferry with 149 passengers aboard ran aground this morning near Nix's Mate, a tiny island five miles from shore.

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