Category Archives: Boston Harbor Tides

Deer Island Light: One of the strangest looking lighthouses around

Deer Island Light is perhaps the strangest looking of Boston’s four major light houses, but it one of the most useful. Located several hundred yards south of Deer Island, this structure sits near the busiest entrance to the Boston Harbor. … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Early Morning, Hingham Harbor

Last week’s unusual heat wave and calm overnight weather lead to very calm morning weather, which can be seen in this photo of Hingham Habor last week at around 6AM, when it as the appearance of a lake:

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Lunar Low Tide

A view of the Hingham Yacht Club during yesterday’s very low tide: Once again it is the time of the month where the full moon is making the tides more extreme. During this month’s full moon, the low tide was … Continue reading

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Navigating under bridges in the Boston Harbor area

“Can I fit my boat under that bridge??!!” This is a frequently asked question among boaters, especially around the Boston Harbor area. Like many urban areas, the Boston Harbor area contains many canals, rivers and waterways through dense urban or … Continue reading

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Lookout for Hurricane Sandy

Yesterday, boaters were rushing to get their boats out of the water in front of hurricane Sandy, which may be headed for the East Coast. Here is a link to our last post about hurricane preparedness and a link to … Continue reading

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Boating in big rolling swells

The surf was up this past Sunday, with big swells coming ashore and producing some nice surf-able waves along the Massachusetts coastline. These were the result of a weather system offshore that had moved out and left the residual swells … Continue reading

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Taking a Cruise Ship out of Boston Harbor

I took this picture of a cruise ship backing out of the Reserve Channel in South Boston last night. It was illuminated like its own small city as it pulled out. I thought it looked pretty cool in front of … Continue reading

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Spending the day on Casco Bay

Just to the east of Portland, Maine is a great, bright, blue and calm body of protected water, that is lined with the most jagged outcrops of rocks and islands.┬áThe coastline here is quite a contrast to a long smooth … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Morning Fog in Scituate

Morning fog in Scituate: A photo of some boats enshrouded in the the fog that was rolling in on Scituate’s Peggotty Beach on Saturday Morning.

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Boston Harbor to Nantucket Sound Along the Eastern Route

My buddy Captain Jack asked me if I wanted to come along for a ride down to Cape Cod on his boat today. I replied “of course!” However, I was surprised when he suggested taking the Eastern route- around the … Continue reading

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