Monthly Archives: May 2012

Provincetown Ferry

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Bridge in thick morning Fog

Here is an early morning shot taken in last week’s heavy fog while passing under the Long Island Bridge in Boston Harbor.

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Sunset cruising out along Nantasket Roads

The conditions became ideal last night for a nice sunset cruise out to open water, with calm seas, clearing skies and very calm seas. I travelled out the Nantasket Roads channel, and ended up parking about a mile offshore of … Continue reading

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Cargo Ship Traffic in the Harbor

Big cargo ships are a frequent sight in Boston Harbor. In fact, the Conley Terminal in Boston is one of the largest on the East Coast, handling 1.5 millions metric tons of cargo annually, according to their website. These boats … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Winthrop

Today’s Boston Harbor Picture of the Week is a view of Boston Harbor from Winthrop on a spring day:  

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Boston Harbor Day Trips: Scituate

The beautiful oceanside town of Scituate, MA makes a great day trip from Boston Harbor.  In addition to the scenic Scituate Harbor, another major boating attraction is “The Spit” which is a beach on the North side of the North … Continue reading

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Graves Lighthouse

Graves Lighthouse is one of the best sights to see in the harbor, and it can only be seen up close via boat. Located on a rock outcrop about four miles NE of the harbor entrance in Winthrop, this lighthouse … Continue reading

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Boating Dangers of Boston Harbor

Boating dangers of Boston Harbor: Updated for the 2013 Season with photos! Boston Harbor can pose many dangers to boaters.  Below I have posted a list of the place that are, in my opinion as an experienced Boston Harbor mariner, … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Foggy Night in Cohasset Harbor

Today’s Boston Harbor Picture of the Week is of a few lobster boats in Cohasset harbor on a recent foggy evening.  Please see this link for other photos in the Boston Harbor Picture of the Week series.

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Moon Causing Wicked Low Tide

You may have noticed the brightness of the moon the past several nights. This is a result of it being the closest it gets to the earth in a cycle. This has the effect of causing extreme high tide and … Continue reading

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