Category Archives: Boston Harborfront Development

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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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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A unique perspective: Boston Harbor by tug boat

We have all seen the big cruise ships, cargo ships and tankers entering and exiting the harbor via tug boat, but most of us don’t get the unique view of Captain Ross McDonagh (@DJRosko82) who shared some of his photos taken … Continue reading

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World’s Largest Solar Powered Boat in Boston

The world’s largest solar powered boat, is docked in Boston Harbor this week at Fan Pier. The boat is called the Turanor, and is from Switzerland (The port of call is Basel, where the lovely Rhine River Flows). Some additional … Continue reading

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US Coast Guard out and about in Boston Harbor today

Here in Boston, we are fortunate enough to have a major US Coast Guard station right down the street (the North End, specifically). Several US Coast Guard vessels and cutters are assigned to this station. The cutters include Campbell, Eagle, … Continue reading

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Boston Skyline and International Place from the Harbor

The towers of International Place and Rowes Wharf as seen from the Boston Harbor. This photo of Boston’s wonderful skyline was taken early on a calm winter morning from the commuter ferry. The sun was bright, and the wind was … Continue reading

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The Central Artery: How Boston’s waterfront once looked

The Central Artery, the giant metallic green overpass that once wound its way through Boston’s busiest downtown streets, is now long gone. However, it defined the waterfront cityscape for a great many years, which is why I wanted to share … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor’s Tug Boat Fleet

A tug boat pushing a barge in Boston’s inner harbor: I heard a lot about a tug boat that caught fire this week while in Nantasket Roads off Georges Island. I spoke with a witness who was near the scene … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Boston Seaport District

Here is a shot of the Boston Seaport District taken during a sunny afternoon this week. There several new, high end restaurants and bars which overlook the old Boston Fish Pier, seen here:   The Seaport district, also known as … Continue reading

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Channel dredging in Boston Harbor

Dredging is currently taking place in Boston Harbor to maintain the shipping channel near its narrowest point off Castle Island. This seems to occur every three to four years. Since several rivers flow into Boston Harbor -The Charles, Mystic, and … Continue reading

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