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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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Boston Harbor Islands

A view of Boston Light against the backdrop of the city of Boston. The Lighthouse is located on little Brewster Island, one of the outermost harbor islands The forecast calls for great weather this weekend and a trip to the … 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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