Category Archives: Boston Harbor Navigation

The Gurnet Point Light

Gurnet Point is an isolated outcrop of land lying at the end of the Duxbury Peninsula and located within the Town of Plymouth, Massachusetts. Accessible only by driving over sand, the area is far removed from other parts of the … Continue reading

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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan in Boston Harbor

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan left Boston yesterday morning to head back south. She had been in Boston for the past couple of days as part of her 38th Voyage. The ship is the oldest remaining wooden whaleship in the world … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week: Liberty Schooner

One of the beautiful Liberty Schooners in Boston Harbor yesterday afternoon, July 18th.

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Shipbuilding on the North River

For over 150 years, some of the largest shipyards in America were located along the banks of the North River, in what are now the towns of Norwell, Pembroke and Hanover. The locations of the shipyards were far upstream, several … Continue reading

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Spectacle Island: The heart of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park

Just a short ferry ride away from downtown Boston, this accessible and tourist friendly island offers spectacular views of the City of Boston and virtually all of the Boston Harbor Islands from its high drumlins.  Spectacle is an island named … Continue reading

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Fort Sewall: The Colonial-era outpost at Gale’s Head

Built in 1742, Fort Sewall in Marblehead, MA is one of the oldest fortifications on the east coast. The fort was originally built in English Colonial times for defense against the French, but the current structure has remained active in … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor in the fog

Last week was a particularly foggy one around Boston Harbor, as one can see from the following photos: Boston Light, as seen up close on a very foggy and overcast morning: At the end of the remains of a wharf … Continue reading

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Old Minot Light

The first Minot Light: No photographs of the original structure exist that I am aware of, but there are some depictions, and it looked something like this: Realizing the danger that the great number of rocks surround Cohasset Harbor and … Continue reading

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Two views of the Long Island Bridge

Two views of the Long Island Bridge…. Driving over: And passing under: The top photo was taken on the way out to Long Island, which I had the privilege of doing thanks to the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands. The … Continue reading

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Fort Banks: Winthrop’s abandoned relic of the Spanish-American War era

The little know abandoned ruins of Fort Banks lies in the Northern section of the town of Winthrop. This fort was built as one of earlier coastal defense outposts around Boston Harbor.  Designed in response to the new threat of … Continue reading

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