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Winter on Massachusetts Bay

With what seems like the longest New England winter in a decade nearly over, here is a look back some photos of harbors, lighthouses and ocean views that were taken around Massachusetts Bay over the past several icy, cold months. … Continue reading

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Picture of the Week: Hingham Bay on an early spring day

This was taken from Webb Park overlooking Hingham Bay on a blustery, cold March day.

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Coast Guard cutter passing the fish pier

The US Coast Guard Cutter Flying Fish (number 87346) passed the Boston Fish pier and recently on a cold dreary day:

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Ultonia Ledge, Thieves Ledge and the Dredging of Nantasket Roads

It was a warm summer day in the City of Boston, August 5th of 1899, when the Steam Ship Ultonia hit a ledge in Boston harbor, an event which likely spurred a major investment in Boston Harbor’s Shipping Channels.¬† The … Continue reading

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The Urban Wilderness of Thompson Island

The view of Boston from Thompson Island, across a small span of Dorchester Bay: Thompson Island is one of the closest and most accessible of the harbor islands. Located just across Dorchester Bay from the city of Boston, the island … Continue reading

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A Unique Perspective of Massachusetts Bay

A unique view of the Boston Harbor and Massachusetts Bay: The Long Island Bridge in the foreground, with Gloucester’s wind turbines in the background. This edited and highly zoomed-in photo was taken from the top of the Granite Links Golf … Continue reading

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Happy Holidays!

Several of the harbors around the south shore are celebrating holiday spirit, including Cohasset, where they have a lobster trap tree, and Scituate, where a nice wreath was recently hung up on the Lighthouse:

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North Atlantic views from the air

Heading across the Atlantic Ocean is something that I have always found fascinating. Between the vast expanse of raging North Atlantic and the contours of the sub-arctic coastlines, there is a constant flow of good scenery below throughout the roughly … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Thompson Island city view

The Boston skyline as seen from Thompson Island: Saturday afternoon was exceptionally calm: The lack of wind made Dorchester Bay look as flat as a pond. The low tide exposed the sandbar to Thompson island, where I was able to … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Fishing Boats

The outer Boston Harbor has once again become a fertile fishing ground. Boats converge on the ledges and flats to pursue both lobsters and fin fish, coming from the harbors of South Boston, Hingham, Hull and Winthrop, among others.¬†Below are … Continue reading

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