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The Winthrop ferry: Just about the strangest looking boat I have seen

The Winthrop ferry pulling into Rowes Wharf. It certainly is the “odd boat out”: The Winthrop ferry is just about the strangest looking boat I have ever seen….certainly the strangest in Boston Harbor. The ferry comes right into Rowes Wharf … 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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Boston harbor picture of the week: Castle Island

A faded morning shot of Castle Island while from the rear deck of a ferry while entering the inner harbor….one of my favorites, and appropriate for 4th of July week.

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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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