Category Archives: Boston Harbor Day Boat Trips

Summer Views of Peddocks Island

Last week, I returned to Peddocks Island for the first time in over a year. It was a bright blue sky day. The island was very ho, and the grass and brush of the island’s long, low-lying center was very … Continue reading

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The Spit at the North River’s Mouth

The North River winds its way eight miles through Plymouth County from the hills of Pembroke at its origin to its Mouth at Scituate, where it empties into Massachusetts Bay. Near this mouth lies a large sand spit and a … Continue reading

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The Urban Wilderness of Thompson Island

The view of Boston from Thompson Island, across a small span of Dorchester Bay: Thompson Island is one of the closest and most accessible of the harbor islands. Located just across Dorchester Bay from the city of Boston, the island … Continue reading

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Forests and Quarries: Grape Island and Slate Island

The most noticeable characteristic of Grape Island may be its close proximity to the mainland of Hingham and Weymouth. Located just outside of the Weymouth Back River’s Mouth, the island may be literally a stone’s throw away from Weymouth Neck’s … Continue reading

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The Harbor’s Far Northeastern End: 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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Highlights of exploring the North Shore by boat

Pictured below, the schooner Thomas E. Lannon on a summer afternoon, as she passes Eastern Point Light at the entrance to Gloucester Harbor: The “North Shore” of Massachusetts Bay is rocky, rough and uneven, but provides some stunning views and … 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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Gallops Island: The Central Island

Closed to the public for health concerns relating to the presence of asbestos, Gallops Island continually remains a question mark in the minds of Boston Harbor visitors. Due to its central location, one cannot help but cruise by and see … 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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Gloucester: Eastern Point and Thacher Island

I was lucky enough to make it up to Gloucester yesteday for a bit of fishing and sightseeing.  I brought my good Nikon camera and was able to take some cool shots along the Cape Ann coast. Gloucester Harbor is … Continue reading

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