Monthly Archives: March 2013

Avoiding cable areas and underwater obstructions in Boston Harbor

A key safety tip for boating in Boston Harbor is being aware of both natural and man-made structures underneath the water surface. Cable areas, in particular are a less frequently observed obstruction, yet Boston Harbor is full of them. Connecting … Continue reading

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Weymouth Back River from Bare Cove Park

Separating the towns of Weymouth and Hingham on the Southeast corner of Boston Harbor is the lesser known Weymouth Back River. This relatively hidden area provides for some good boating and docking opportunities, as well as some scenic views on … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Container ship passing by in the morning.

The glow of the sun hits the waters of Boston Harbor as a container ship comes into port on an early morning last week. The tower in the foreground is the #5 green marker located between Castle Island and Spectacle … Continue reading

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An early spring visit to Peddocks Island and Fort Andrews

While not isolated per se- the island is located in close proximity to the population centers of Quincy and Hull- Peddocks does feel¬†desolate.¬†I was fortunate enough to visit Peddocks Island last Saturday, a cold, early spring day. Like all the … Continue reading

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Historical place of the week: Hingham Old Ship Church

Hingham’s Old Ship Church is the oldest church in the United States where worship service has been continuously celebrated. The church was one of the first structures constructed by Puritan English Settlers after sailing into Boston Harbor and landing in … Continue reading

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Cape Cod and Islands Aerial Photos

Aerial photos often provide some of the best perspective of the layout of an area. We have posted some of the Boston area previously, but here are some more recent ones from last week, taken while flying south out of … Continue reading

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Schooner Roseway Spotted in the Carribean!

The beautiful Schooner Roseway, which visits Boston Harbor in the summer months, was spotted last week (by me!) in the Carribean last week….the US Virgin Islands to be precise. A look at the ships Itinerary at the World Ocean School … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Fishing boats on a dreary winter day

Fishing boats sit on the harbor on a calm but dreary winter’s day:

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Evacuation Day in Boston….also known as Saint Patrick’s Day

Evacuation day, occurring on the same day as Saint Patrick’s day, is an important part of Boston Harbor History. As the lesser known of the two holidays of March 17th, Evacuation day commemorates this date in 1776, when the British … Continue reading

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Boston Skyline and International Place from the Harbor

The towers of International Place and Rowes Wharf as seen from the Boston Harbor. This photo of Boston’s wonderful skyline was taken early on a calm winter morning from the commuter ferry. The sun was bright, and the wind was … Continue reading

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