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.
Sunset from Piers Park in East Boston:
Heading up toward the Tobin, with Charlestown on the port side, and East Boston to Starboard:
The Mystic River, as seen from Condor Street in East Boston:
Further up the harbor, East Boston’s shore touches the Chelsea River as it curves around. The McArdle Bridge is located where the inner harbor meets the Chelsea river:
At the top of the Chelsea River lies the abandoned remains of the Forbes Lithography Factory. The factory was a major printer operating until the early 1900s. Below is a view of the factory and the banks of the Chelsea river as seen from Orient Heights, a hill near the Border of Winthrop. A photo of the factory in its operating years can be seen here.