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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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Taking a Cruise Ship out of Boston Harbor

I took this picture of a cruise ship backing out of the Reserve Channel in South Boston last night. It was illuminated like its own small city as it pulled out. I thought it looked pretty cool in front of … Continue reading

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Rowes Wharf: Not a bad commute to work

The view of Rowes Wharf and Downtown Boston while pulling into the inner Boston Harbor by boat: Every summer, I try to commute into work on my boat at least once. This morning, given the nice weather, I brought her … Continue reading

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Leaving lobstering to the lobstermen

With the price of lobster being so low these days, clearly local lobstermen are under some pressure. I have been thinking about how people like me can help them out. First and most obvious, I am going to leave the … 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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