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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A foggy day on Boston Harbor

Today started and finished with heavy fog, with thunderstorms in between. The harbor is peaceful and calm when “socked in” with a heavy fog. The islands lurk in the distance behind a heavy gray veil, while the bridges, buoys and … Continue reading

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South Shore in-water boat show this weekend

The South Shore in-water boat show will occur this weekend, Saturday April 27th and Sunday April 28th, held in the Hingham Shipyard Marina. The official website can be found here for more information. The weather forecast is excellent- ideal conditions for … Continue reading

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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 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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