Category Archives: Boston Harbor in the Winter

Defensive Forts of the Northeastern Waterways

Military structures of past eras line the waterways of America’s East Coast and tell a story from a geopolitical and strategic perspective. Like Boston Harbor’s many famous forts were built for the purpose of defending against seaborne invasion, many others … Continue reading

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Highland Light: Truro’s Outer Beacon

Highland Light sits on the highest dunes of North Truro on outer Cape Cod. It is appropriately named, as these dunes reach heights of over one hundred feet in some places. The lighthouse was built in 1797 in response to … Continue reading

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Mystic River Bridge

A view of the Mystic River Bridge from East Boston on a cool rainy spring day:

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Historic place of the week: The Winslow House

Marshfield’s Winslow House, located just a walking distance from Green Harbor, was a notable part of the history of Massachusetts Bay history. It was once the home of the founding family of the town of Marshfield, and remains very well … Continue reading

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Winter on Massachusetts Bay

With what seems like the longest New England winter in a decade nearly over, here is a look back some photos of harbors, lighthouses and ocean views that were taken around Massachusetts Bay over the past several icy, cold months. … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week: Hingham Bay on an early spring day

This was taken from Webb Park overlooking Hingham Bay on a blustery, cold March day.

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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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Frozen Charles River

As seen from the roof of the parking garage at the Museum of Science:

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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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Historic Place of the week: Gloucester’s White-Ellery House

As one of the oldest structures in Massachusetts, The White-Ellery House stands as a relic of Gloucester’s colonial times: With its protruding, rocky coastline, Cape Ann was naturally spotted early on by European Settlers sailing from the East. Captain John Smith was the … Continue reading

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