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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,  the days do begin to get longer. Each … 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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The Central Artery: How Boston’s waterfront once looked

The Central Artery, the giant metallic green overpass that once wound its way through Boston’s busiest downtown streets, is now long gone. However, it defined the waterfront cityscape for a great many years, which is why I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Remember that giant crane at the Fore River Shipyard?

The Fore River Shipyard’s “Goliath” Crane, which once towered over the South Shore. It was deconstructed and shipped abroad during the summer of 2008: Any kid driving down route 3A would be as fascinated as I once was by this … Continue reading

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Bluefish: love them or hate them, they make for great fishing and good eating.

A nice big pile of local, New England bluefish after a good day of fishing. Keep reading….we didn’t let them go to waste: Some people like to eat bluefish…some detest it. I happen to be one of those people who … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Hingham Harbor on a foggy afternoon

A view of Hingham Harbor in December. This was taken near the Hingham town boat ramp on a foggy late afternoon. On a very calm day without wind, like this one, the water is as flat as a pond and … Continue reading

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Cohasset Harbor in the Snow

Here are some photos I took of Cohasset Harbor yesterday morning,  (Saturday 12/1) as the snow came down. Yesterday’s snowfall was the first of the season, and just about all the boats that lined Cohasset Harbor this summer are out … Continue reading

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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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