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Boston’s seaport district over the last ten years

Pictured below is a photo of the Boston skyline as taken from the Seaport District just the other day. The second picture below that, is a photo I took over twelve years ago while standing in a similar place. The … 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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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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Safety tip for boaters: Be aware of divers

It is the time of year where divers will be out frequently in the Boston Harbor area enjoying their sport. This means boaters must be careful and observant of them and avoid the areas they are diving in. Massachusetts law … Continue reading

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Nix’s Mate

Nix’s Mate: The conical black and white beacon marking this dangerous rocky shoal in the middle of Boston outer harbor: Here is one place that as a boater, you want to stay far, far away from (unless you are talking … Continue reading

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