Category Archives: Commuter Boat

Cargo Ship Traffic in the Harbor

Big cargo ships are a frequent sight in Boston Harbor. In fact, the Conley Terminal in Boston is one of the largest on the East Coast, handling 1.5 millions metric tons of cargo annually, according to their website. These boats … Continue reading

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Salem Ferry

The Salem Ferry: The vessel itself-┬áNathaniel Bowditch– is a fast and enjoyable ride. Nathaniel Bowditch, for whom the boat is named, was a Salem native and is known as the founder of modern maritime navigation. I have always had admiration … Continue reading

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MBTA Commuter Boats

Finally the MBTA came out with its long-awaited and dreaded decision about fare increases and service cuts. Fortunately, it didn’t cut any of the commuter boat services which are essential for the South Shore. Boats run in from Hingham, Hull … Continue reading

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