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Lighthouses along Massachusetts Bay

Lighthouses: These iconic nautical landmarks have served an important purpose for hundreds of years. While that purpose has been somewhat obscured by modern nautical technology driven by satellites, lighthouses are still quite relevant and useful to mariners of all skill … Continue reading

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Battleships and Destroyers: USS Wisconsin

Our buddy Captain Rob visited the Norfolk Shipyard in Virginia this week and took a tour of the USS Wisconsin, an Iowa–class battleship that is one of the biggest ever built. Here are some photos of the Wisconsin, in honor … 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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Views from Stellwagen Bank

Approximately thirty miles East of Boston Harbor lies Stellwagen Bank, a National Marine Sanctuary that his home to a great variety of marine life, including whales. Here are some tips for experiencing this area and some photos of whales out … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Boston Seaport District

Here is a shot of the Boston Seaport District taken during a sunny afternoon this week. There several new, high end restaurants and bars which overlook the old Boston Fish Pier, seen here:   The Seaport district, also known as … Continue reading

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USS Wasp

The aircraft carrier Wasp was in town for the past few days as part of Harborfest. It turns out that it is the 9th ship to bear the name Wasp…the eighth was sunk in the battle of Guadalcanal in the … Continue reading

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Final Day of the Tall Ships

  I took this photo of the tall ships this morning while cruising by the Seaport. By this evening, several of them had moved out. Its not too late to see them however, they will be stopping in Newport, RI … Continue reading

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The harbor is not much relief from a brutal heat wave

I headed over to Long Wharf thursday night- being by the water did not provide much relief from the blistering heat. Last night, I headed out on the harbor for some fishing, but the thunderstorms sent me quickly back to … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Sunset Cruise

Groupon is featuring a 2-hour Boston Harbor sunset cruise on the historic Roseway schooner today.  Tickets are $35 and are available for August and September (see the Groupon website for date restrictions in those months).  The ticket also includes a … 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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