Monthly Archives: January 2013

More winter birds: The Mallard Duck

Around this part of the world we are lucky enough to have a plethora of wildlife right in our back yard. After recently spending some time in pursuit of the Common Eider, I was able to track down this gorgeous … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor picture of the week: Frozen Harbor

The frozen Boston Harbor in late January, 2013: Late January has brought a long stretch of freezing cold temperatures to the Boston Harbor area. This has resulted in an unusually large field of ice forming across the shores of the … Continue reading

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Deer Island in the Winter

A view from the hilltop trails of Deer Island, which are deceptively high and provide sweeping views of the Boston Harbor and city skyline: Deer Island, lying at the end of Winthrop’s Point Shirley peninsula, is the outermost point of … Continue reading

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Offshore LNG terminals in Massachusetts Bay

Today, The┬áBoston Globe ran a great article about Boston’s two offshore LNG terminals, which are now sitting idle due to depressed natural gas prices. This is unfortunate, as the installation of these terminals caused some controversy amongst members of the … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor picture of the week: Lobster boat at sunrise

Winter sunrise: A lobster boat passes by on a cold, clear January morning as the sun rises over the Boston Harbor Islands.

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Boston’s seaport district over the last ten years

Pictured below is a photo of the Boston skyline as taken from the Seaport District just the other day. The second picture below that, is a photo I took over twelve years ago while standing in a similar place. The … Continue reading

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Historical Place of the Week: Abigail Adams birthplace

The Abigail Adams Birthplace Located in North Weymouth’s historic district, the birthplace of Abigail Adams has been recently restored and is a reminder of the colonial-era history of the Boston Area. Abigail Adams, as you may recall, was the wife … Continue reading

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USS Constitution – Photos from summer 2012

Boston Harbor’s own USS Constitution, the oldest commissioned warship in the US navy, got a lot of time out on the Harbor this year- even some time under the power of its own sail at one point toward the end … Continue reading

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Winter birdwatching in Boston Harbor: The Common Eider

January leaves us with few options for recreational boating in Boston Harbor, but one thing that is great about this area in winter is the vast number of migratory birds that flock here. With calm waters, today was a great … Continue reading

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Views of Cape Cod Bay from Plymouth: Manomet Point and the Mary Ann Rocks

Plymouth, Massachusetts is well known not only for its early Colonial American history, but also for the sweeping view it provides across Cape Cod Bay. As the largest town in the state in terms of area, Plymouth has a long … Continue reading

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