Monthly Archives: February 2013

Martha’s Vineyard in the dead of winter

The Island of Martha’s Vineyard, like many seasonal destinations, becomes desolate as the winter months encroach. However, these seasons highlight not only the island’s natural beauty, but also the self sufficiency that is part of its heritage. The lighthouse at … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: City at Dusk

A slight sense of seasonal change starts to fill the air over Boston as we enter the last stretch of the dead of winter. While the temperatures have yet to get rise, ┬áthe days do begin to get longer. Each … Continue reading

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Historical Place of the Week: Mordecai Lincoln Mill and Homestead

Here is one appropriate for President’s day week! I would bet most Boston area residents don’t know that some of Abraham Lincoln’s decendents first settled on the South Shore- in both Hingham and Scituate. The house below was built by … Continue reading

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Time to get a new boat, dude

Having recently learned of a stranded boat on South Boston’s Carson Beach, I figured that I would have to check it out myself, which I did today. It appears that the vessel broke free from a mooring off the South … Continue reading

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Guiding a tanker into the Fore River

Tug boats guide a tanker through Hingham Bay and into the Fore River: It is not very often that tankers come into the Fore River terminal, as they more usually head up into Chelsea or East Boston. I saw this … Continue reading

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Research vessel Tioga spotted in Hingham Harbor

The Tioga is a marine research vessel which I saw this recently at its dock down in Woods Hole, Falmouth. Interestingly, I saw the same boat last week visiting Hingham Harbor. Perhaps it was studying something up in our neck … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor is for the Birds!

Literally thousands of birds, mostly seagulls, were flocking over the fish pier in Boston tonight. It was like a scene from a movie! There must have been a couple of fishing boats in with fresh catches. I didn’t know there … Continue reading

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Photos from the Blizzard of 2013

The blizzard that hit New England on February 8th-10th was one of the most severe in years and was particularly hard on the coast. Reported wind gusts were >60mph and wave heights as reported by NOAA buoy 44013 (located 16NM … Continue reading

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Historical place of the week: Boston’s Old City Hall

This week’s historical place is Boston’s Old City Hall. Now used as commercial space, the structure was used as Boston’s City Hall from 1865 up until 1969, when the new structure was built near Government Center. The building’s rare design … Continue reading

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Winter in Boston Harbor: January Deep Freeze

Winter in Boston Harbor This year, late January brought the Boston area an unusually deep freeze. Sheets of ice formed in the harbor after consecutive days of sub-zero temperatures. An ice shelf formed in Quincy Bay that was so large, … Continue reading

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