Above: A broad view of the Boston skyline as seen from the docks of East Boston. Historically, this area has been heavily industrial and has not been heavily developed in the past several years. Today, there is large amount of vacant and seemingly underutilized space on East Boston’s waterfront that offers a virtually unobstructed views of the Boston Skyline. Several efforts like this have been successful in the past, including turning the old Cunard Cruise port into a really nice park on the waterfront. This is now Piers Park, off Marginal Street in the southeast corner of East Boston. The city of Boston should utilize its waterfront location to have more waterfront restaurants with dock access.
Sunset from Piers Park in East Boston:
It isn’t often that I take the boat up this way, but when I do it is usually to refill the boat up at Mystic Marine, which is across the inner harbor from East Boston in Charlestown. Its right under the Tobin Bridge and has some of the best prices around on marine fuel. Heading up toward the Tobin, with Charlestown on the port side, and East Boston to Starboard:
The East Boston waterfront, with the South Boston seaport visible in the distance:
Most of Boston’s tug boat fleet is kept docked in East Boston. The fleet is visible in this skyline shot in the lower left corner.
Fueling up at Mystic Marine: