Monthly Archives: September 2012

More rough weather- heading out in breaking swells

Starting Friday night, and continuing into yesterday morning, the rain fell and the wind blew hard, kicking up some high nasty conditions out at sea. So naturally, I could not resist just going right out into the middle of it! … Continue reading

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Channel dredging in Boston Harbor

Dredging is currently taking place in Boston Harbor to maintain the shipping channel near its narrowest point off Castle Island. This seems to occur every three to four years. Since several rivers flow into Boston Harbor -The Charles, Mystic, and … Continue reading

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Boating in big rolling swells

The surf was up this past Sunday, with big swells coming ashore and producing some nice surf-able waves along the Massachusetts coastline. These were the result of a weather system offshore that had moved out and left the residual swells … Continue reading

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Dogfish in the headlines again

Boston.com has a nice article about the Spiny Dogfish, eternal pest of East Coast fishing, on its site yesterday. See the link here. I agree with the premise that Dogfish should be excluded from new shark regulations as there are … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor picture of the week: Sunrise over Hull

I took this sunrise photo recently on a clear morning aboard an early commuter boat into the city. ¬†With the weather getting cooler, the humidity getting lower, and the sun rising later, this time of year is ideal to see … Continue reading

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Aerial views of Boston Harbor and its surroundings

I think one of the best ways to view the coastline is from the air, as this perspective is not only interesting, but it is helpful as a boater to see where everything along the coast is from that angle. … Continue reading

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Taking a Cruise Ship out of Boston Harbor

I took this picture of a cruise ship backing out of the Reserve Channel in South Boston last night. It was illuminated like its own small city as it pulled out. I thought it looked pretty cool in front of … Continue reading

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Fall boating: A higher probability of encountering rough seas.

Fall in New England means changing weather fronts and the greater possibility of rough seas. On the Massachusetts coast, rough seas often are the result of an Easterly wind. The larger wind fetch of the open ocean to the east … Continue reading

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Mega-yachts in Boston Harbor

Could it be our attractive city nightlife and culture? Or is just an accessible deep water port in the center of our financial district? I’m not sure what it is, but recently, Boston has attracted its fare share of Mega-yachts … Continue reading

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Hurricane season on Boston Harbor: getting prepared

Its that time of year again….Hurricane season! With Hurricane Isaac in the news this week, Boaters will likely have the possibility of hurricanes on their mind for the remainder of the boating season (which still has a good two months … Continue reading

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