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Nut Island: Quincy Bay’s Windswept Eastern Point

Across West Gut from Peddocks Island lies Nut Island, which extends into Quincy Bay. West Gut is a body of water not narrow enough to typically cause a significant torrent as tides ebb and flow. But when a southwest wind … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Fishing Boats

The outer Boston Harbor has once again become a fertile fishing ground. Boats converge on the ledges and flats to pursue both lobsters and fin fish, coming from the harbors of South Boston, Hingham, Hull and Winthrop, among others.¬†Below are … Continue reading

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The Harbor’s Far Northeastern Edge: Calf Island, Little Calf and Green Island

At the Northeastern most edge of the outer Boston Harbor lies Calf Island, with the rocky outcrops of Little Calf Island and Green Island just to the North. Free from development, and highly exposed to the open ocean, these places … Continue reading

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Scenes from the Boston Harbor Island Sailing Regatta

The Boston Harbor Islands regatta was held today. What a perfect day for it (although it could have been a bit more windy). Here are some photos, including this one taken from out by Nix’s Mate: More sailboats than I … Continue reading

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Queen Mary 2 departing Boston Harbor

The Queen Mary 2, one of the largest cruise ships in the world, was in Boston Harbor yesterday (thursday 9/12). I caught a shot of her leaving the harbor late last night: Here is a good view of the Queen … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Skyline from Charlestown with a Tall Ship

This week’s picture of the week was taken Friday evening, at the kickoff to the long weekend. A tall ship, the Roseway, passes by the city skyline as seen from Charlestown:

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Brilliant summer sunset out at Calf Island

The sun sets over Calf Island in Outer Boston Harbor. The long rocky outcrop of the island is visible, as is the distant silhouette of the Boston Skyline. Last night, August 21st, made for an ideal, bright red sunset given … Continue reading

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Boats that you might see in Boston Harbor

When out on Boston Harbor, there are a great variety of interesting boats which one may see. In addition to the large number of private recreational boats and fishing vessels out there, here is a list of some of the … Continue reading

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Tall Ships Peacemaker and Roseway back for the summer

Over the past week, some of our finest tall ships have been back in town. Here are a few pictures of the Peacemaker, a barquentine which was docked at fan pier most of last week, as well as the Roseway, … Continue reading

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Great new Boston Harbor Islands exhibit on the Greenway!

I ran into great new display about the Boston Harbor Islands recently while walking on the greenway- I didn’t know about it until recently (surprisingly)!!! Located between Faneuil Hall and Long Wharf, this exhibit should be intriguing to tourists and … Continue reading

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