Category Archives: Commuter Boat

Boston Harbor Fishing Boats

The outer Boston Harbor has once again become a fertile fishing ground. Boats converge on the ledges and flats to pursue both lobsters and fin fish, coming from the harbors of South Boston, Hingham, Hull and Winthrop, among others. Below are … Continue reading

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Boats that you might see in Boston Harbor

When out on Boston Harbor, there are a great variety of interesting boats which one may see. In addition to the large number of private recreational boats and fishing vessels out there, here is a list of some of the … Continue reading

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USS Constitution honors Boston Marathon first responders

The USS Constitution was brought out for a turnaround in Boston Harbor yesterday, June 4th, 2013. This was a beautiful sight that made its observers proud: Constitution was out to celebrate the tradition of American heroism. Specifically, to honor the … 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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Eurodam in Boston Harbor today

The cruise ship Eurodam arrived in Boston Harbor early this morning. But she did not stay very long. She was back on her way out to sea this evening. She made quite a sight early on a clear blue sky … 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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Boston harbor commuter ferries get new names

So I joked that the 30% hike in commuter boat fares was just used to repaint and rename the boats. It turns out that the recent renaming of the fleet was the result in a change in ownership and an … Continue reading

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Getting slammed by a big wake in Hingham Bay

When operating a small powerboat in Boston Harbor, one has to be careful of the wake that a larger boat creates at full speed. This could not be more true than when dealing the the vessel Massachusetts. I like this boat … Continue reading

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Passing under the Long Island Bridge

Here is a cool video I took while on the Hingham commuter boat recently during the pass under the Long Island Bridge: With the recent commuter boat fare increases now in place, I can’t really say that the ride is … Continue reading

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Disappointment of the week- Georges Island dock still closed

I cruised over to Georges Island yesterday for the first time of the season to see if the long awaited re-opening of the public dock has occurred. It turns out that…. it has not. It is still under construction (two cranes … Continue reading

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