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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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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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