Monthly Archives: July 2012

Getting slammed by a big wake in Hingham Bay

When operating a small powerboat in Boston Harbor, one has to be careful of the wake that a larger boat creates at full speed. This could not be more true than when dealing the the vessel Massachusetts. I like this boat … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor picture of the week: Turkey Hill

Looking East out over the Atlantic Ocean and the Hull wind turbine from the top of Turkey Hill in Hingham.

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A trip to Spectacle Island

Today made me realize why we all pay up to live in this beautiful but expensive greater Boston area. Our own Boston Harbor Islands National Park is an incredible asset, and a great place to visit.  Spectacle Island is one … Continue reading

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U-boats around Boston Harbor made it a tough summer for boating in 1942

Tonight’s news from multiple sources of the discovery of a WWII-era German U-boat wreck South of Nantucket makes me think about what boating might have been like while the war was going on…. U-boats in Boston Harbor That summer 70 … Continue reading

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Crossing Nantucket Sound

After heading down to Nantucket Sound two Saturdays ago via the Eastern Route, my pal Captain Jack headed over to Madaket, on the West Side of Nantucket yesterday from Yarmouth in fairly rough conditions. The trip took approximately 1 hour … Continue reading

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Dogfish: A Boston Harbor pest, but good eating

 I have become frustrated recently by the large number of Dogfish I have been catching relative to Cod, Stripers and Blues. So I decided to do something about it. As many fisherman know, the Dogfish is practically an invasive species … Continue reading

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Strong thunderstorms roll through the south shore

I am glad that I am not out on the boat tonight. I wasn’t a science major, but I am pretty sure that boats and thunder/lightning don’t mix.  

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New public dock at Atlantic Wharf

I walked by the new public dock at Atlantic Wharf the other day. This could be interesting for boaters who want to tie up and be close to downtown Boston. Just make sure that your vessel fits under the Northern … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week – Cohasset Sunset

Sunset over Cohasset on the evening of Friday, July 20th.

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Heavy chop on the way down to the South Shore

I left the harbor today with the intent of heading down to beach off Saquish in Duxbury, but I decided to ditch in Cohasset Harbor instead, given that the hard South wind was kicking up some good 3-5 ft chop. … Continue reading

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