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Whaleship Charles W. Morgan in Boston Harbor

The whaleship Charles W. Morgan left Boston yesterday morning to head back south. She had been in Boston for the past couple of days as part of her 38th Voyage. The ship is the oldest remaining wooden whaleship in the world … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week: Liberty Schooner

One of the beautiful Liberty Schooners in Boston Harbor yesterday afternoon, July 18th.

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A German Ship in Boston Harbor during WWII: The story of the Pauline Freiderich

So much of Boston Harbor’s modern history and the landscape of its islands and shores was shaped by war. The story of the Pauline Freiderich is one of the more obscure WWII-era events that occurred here. It was September 4th, 1939 … Continue reading

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Spectacle Island: The heart of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park

Just a short ferry ride away from downtown Boston, this accessible and tourist friendly island offers spectacular views of the City of Boston and virtually all of the Boston Harbor Islands from its high drumlins.  Spectacle is an island named … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor in the fog

Last week was a particularly foggy one around Boston Harbor, as one can see from the following photos: Boston Light, as seen up close on a very foggy and overcast morning: At the end of the remains of a wharf … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Graves Light up close on a bright June day

Graves Light, as seen up close from the south side, this past Saturday, June 7th.

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Old Minot Light

The first Minot Light: No photographs of the original structure exist that I am aware of, but there are some depictions, and it looked something like this: Realizing the danger that the great number of rocks surround Cohasset Harbor and … Continue reading

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Two views of the Long Island Bridge

Two views of the Long Island Bridge…. Driving over: And passing under: The top photo was taken on the way out to Long Island, which I had the privilege of doing thanks to the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands. The … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week: Graves Light and Boston Light

The two lighthouses sitting at the mouth of the Boston Harbor on a nice spring day. They look quite close together in this photo, but are actually almost three miles apart:

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Historic Place of the week: The Canton Viaduct

The strange looking structure spanning the Canton River…. Originally built in 1835 based on an ancient roman architectural design, the Canton Viaduct remains in service today as a bridge supporting Amtrak and commuter rail tracks. In accurately emulating the original … Continue reading

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