Monthly Archives: May 2012

Provincetown Ferry

Seasonal summer ferry service to Provincetown has started back up again!   You can catch on of these fast ferries from either Long Wharf or the Seaport for the ~1.5 hour ride down to Provincetown. This is a great day … Continue reading

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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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Boston Light

While I was out on my test run yesterday, I took this shot of Boston Light and the entrance to the harbor. This happens to be the second oldest active lighthouse in the United States, and is currently the only … Continue reading

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Long Wharf

I took a walk up to the area of Long Wharf today at lunch time. This area is a must see for people visiting Boston. Its a great destination as it is a historical sight (said to be the busiest … 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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Striped Bass Update

Big striped bass have moved into the harbor in large numbers. Fishermen have had particularly good luck at the entrance to the inner harbor- particularly in the area of Castle Island and Thompson Island. Live mackerel seem to be what … 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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The Stripers have arrived in Boston Harbor

The latest reports I have heard show that the stripers are now abundant in Cape Cod bay, and have started to chase the mackerel up to Boston Harbor. I’ll be out in pursuit later this week, but wanted to pass … Continue reading

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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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