Monthly Archives: November 2012

Dreary November Night in Boston’s Seaport District

A dreary but beautiful evening in Boston’s seaport district, 11/27/12:

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This day in nautical history: The Portland Gale

Samuel Ward Stanton’s sketch of the Steamer Portland, which was lost in what would become known as the Portland Gale: Source: Wikimedia Commons, Samuel Ward Stanton (1870-1912). The Portland Gale On the evening of November 26th, 1898, the Boston area … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Boston Seaport District

Here is a shot of the Boston Seaport District taken during a sunny afternoon this week. There several new, high end restaurants and bars which overlook the old Boston Fish Pier, seen here:   The Seaport district, also known as … Continue reading

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World’s End: Overlooking the Boston Skyline and the Atlantic Ocean

A view if the distant Boston Skyline from World’s End: The image above is taken from World’s End, a reservation area located at the Southeastern edge of the Boston Harbor. This view highlights that the harbor islands area is vast … Continue reading

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Turkey Hill in Hingham, MA

Down here on the South Shore we have a lot of wild turkeys that run around in the woods and occasionally get aggressive. There is even a spot called Turkey Hill, near the Hingham-Cohasset border which was presumptively named for the … Continue reading

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Off Course: Extreme conditions on the Great Lakes

A winter storm rages on the Great Lakes- Lake Ontario pictured: Every once in a while I like to go “Off Course” to mention something that is relevant, if only tangentially, to boating or things nautically or historically relevant. Here … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the week: Rowes Wharf

The Rotunda at Rowes Wharf is an iconic structure that represents the gateway from the Boston Harbor into the city’s great financial district. We have previously mentioned the historical Rowes Wharf and colocated luxury hotel, the fabulous Boston Harbor Hotel, … Continue reading

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One Hull of a Sunset

As a large narrow Peninsula jutting out into the Eastern edge of Boston Harbor and separating it from the Atlantic Ocean, the town of Hull is unique to this area in that it has a large Western-facing shoreline. From here, … Continue reading

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New Bedford: Top American fishing port, legendary whaling capital, economic work in progress

Along the Southeastern edge of Massachusetts lies the cove where the Acushnet river flows into Buzzard’s Bay. Herein is located the port city of New Bedford – a uniquely positioned city possessing a rich history but an economically challenged present. Once … Continue reading

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Late season views of Green Harbor

Green Harbor in the late autumn: Update: This post was picked up by Fisherynation, which has some gorgeous photos of Green Harbor during the high season. Boating season is largely over in Green Harbor, with the exception of the commercial … Continue reading

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