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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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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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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’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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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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Boston Harbor’s Tug Boat Fleet

A tug boat pushing a barge in Boston’s inner harbor: I heard a lot about a tug boat that caught fire this week while in Nantasket Roads off Georges Island. I spoke with a witness who was near the scene … Continue reading

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Channel dredging in Boston Harbor

Dredging is currently taking place in Boston Harbor to maintain the shipping channel near its narrowest point off Castle Island. This seems to occur every three to four years. Since several rivers flow into Boston Harbor -The Charles, Mystic, and … Continue reading

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Aerial views of Boston Harbor and its surroundings

I think one of the best ways to view the coastline is from the air, as this perspective is not only interesting, but it is helpful as a boater to see where everything along the coast is from that angle. … Continue reading

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Mega-yachts in Boston Harbor

Could it be our attractive city nightlife and culture? Or is just an accessible deep water port in the center of our financial district? I’m not sure what it is, but recently, Boston has attracted its fare share of Mega-yachts … Continue reading

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New public dock at Atlantic Wharf

I walked by the new public dock at Atlantic Wharf the other day. This could be interesting for boaters who want to tie up and be close to downtown Boston. Just make sure that your vessel fits under the Northern … Continue reading

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