Monthly Archives: August 2012

Boston Harbor to Provincetown Day Trip

Provincetown, Massachusetts on Cape Cod makes a great day trip or overnight trip from Boston Harbor- provided you have good weather, patience and a large enough boat to handle the open water. The latter consideration is really the captain’s call … Continue reading

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The Brewsters: Great & Little Brewster Island and Boston Light

The Brewsters, comprising Great Brewster and Little Brewster Island, are ideally visited in the early spring and late summer/fall months when the massive flocks aggressive gulls are not nesting. Logistically, the islands are challenging to visit due to their limited public … Continue reading

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Wompatuck State Park – A park with some Naval History

After five days in a row of being out on the harbor, I thought it would be a good idea to stay on land for a day. Yesterday, I decided to head to Wompatuck State Park to do some biking … Continue reading

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Cruising around Salem Sound: Baker’s Island Light & Misery Island

Baker’s Island Light, visible while entering Salem sound and heading toward Misery Island: This weekend, I made the hour long ride up to Salem Sound. Having passed by the area many times on trips to Gloucester, it was about time I … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the week: Another nice sunset over Hingham Harbor

This August has brought many beautiful sunsets over Boston Harbor. Here is one of Hingham harbor taken on Friday August 24th. This shot was taken from the East of Hingham Harbor, off summer street. If you have been too busy … Continue reading

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Tankers in Boston Harbor – Where is Majuro?

A large tanker gets pushed through the inner harbor by tug boat, presumably on its way to the fuel terminal up in Chelsea. Many cargo ships and tankers in Boston Harbor list a place called Majuro as their home port. I … Continue reading

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BHB tribute to Edward Rowe Snow

I would like to pay my respects to the late Edward Rowe Snow today, on his birthday, August 22nd. He was born 110 years ago this day. Snow was a great writer about all things nautical, particularly the Boston Harbor … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Foliage Cruise- $30 for 2 Tickets

For $30, you can get two tickets for a two-hour cruise aboard the vessel Belle (part of the Boston Fun Cruises fleet).  You can redeem the voucher for a fall foliage sunset cruise in Boston Harbor.  Promotional value must be … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Early Morning over Hingham Bay

A view of the Boston skyline over Boston Harbor while departing from Hingham Bay on the 6:00AM commuter ferry. The days are starting to get shorter, as a sky like this is rarely visible after the ferry service starts until … Continue reading

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USS Constitution under sail

 The USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned vessel in the United States Navy, was paraded out President roads to sail under its own sails this past Saturday. The USS Constitution was paraded around the harbor today under sail power for only … Continue reading

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