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Police and Coast Guard patrols stepped up in Boston Harbor

This was a tough week in Boston following the tragic events at the Boston Marathon. However, Boston’s finest- the State, Local and Environmental Police- as well as the US Coast Guard stepped up patrols in order to keep commuters and … Continue reading

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Boston’s seaport district over the last ten years

It is not news that Boston’s Seaport District is undergoing a building boom. While the growth has seemed to accelerate over the past year, the expansion of this part of the city near our city’s waterfront has been ongoing for … Continue reading

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Hurricane Sandy

Here are two Hurricane Sandy photos taken during the peak of the storm (around 5PM) from Jerusalem Road in Cohasset, looking Northeast toward open ocean. Below is a picture of a giant wave coming in, probably the biggest I have … Continue reading

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What to do with the dead whale

I updated this post after checking out the dead whale for myself on Saturday (10/13) as it was washed up on Georges’s Island. It was a sad sight seeing such a magnificent animal just lying there dead. The whale was … Continue reading

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Aerial views of Boston Harbor and its surroundings

I think one of the best ways to view the coastline is from the air, as this perspective is not only interesting, but it is helpful as a boater to see where everything along the coast is from that angle. … Continue reading

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Tankers in Boston Harbor – Where is Majuro?

A large tanker gets pushed through the inner harbor by tug boat, presumably on its way to the fuel terminal up in Chelsea. Many cargo ships and tankers in Boston Harbor list a place called Majuro as their home port. I … Continue reading

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The “State of Maine” in Boston Harbor

Today the State of Maine, a Maine Maritime Academy training vessel was tied up on the South Boston waterfront. This is a pretty big and impressive boat, and it looked cool in front of the skyline. It is uncertain why … Continue reading

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Dogfish: A Boston Harbor pest, but good eating

 I have become frustrated recently by the large number of Dogfish I have been catching relative to Cod, Stripers and Blues. So I decided to do something about it. As many fisherman know, the Dogfish is practically an invasive species … Continue reading

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Boston area lobster prices remain at the lowest levels in years

  Not to dwell on crustaceans this weekend, but I continue to be very surprised by how low current retail Lobster prices are, as they remain at the lowest levels in years, if not decades. I remember working at a … Continue reading

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Tell us how you really feel about fishing regulations…

I saw this bumper sticker about the National Marine Fisheries Service more than once on the South Shore earlier today. This is obviously a complicated subject which I am not knowledgeable enough about to opine, but its interesting to note … Continue reading

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