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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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Picture of the Summer: Blue moonrise over the harbor

With summer 2013 wrapping up, I wanted to put up a picture that is my favorite of the summer.This shot was taken during the sturgeon moon in late August 2013. Boston Light is in the foreground, and the photo was … Continue reading

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Lighthouses along Massachusetts Bay

Lighthouses: These iconic nautical landmarks have served an important purpose for hundreds of years. While that purpose has been somewhat obscured by modern nautical technology driven by satellites, lighthouses are still quite relevant and useful to mariners of all skill … Continue reading

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Great Brewster: The Wild Island

On a clear Boston day, one can stand near the city’s waterfront and see the silhouette of Great Brewster Island’s dunes, far offshore in the outermost reaches of the harbor. The wild island: Great Brewster Island is a deserted landscape: its … Continue reading

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Picture of the week: Boston Light at dusk

Here is a shot we snapped the other night from Point Allerton in Hull. We were able to catch the light as it came our way. For more about Boston Light and the nearby Brewster Islands, click here.

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Lighthouses

Despite being 2.7 miles apart, these two Lighthouses, Boston Light and Graves Light look very close together when viewed from Fort Revere in North Hull. Here is a shot of Boston Light in the foreground, with Graves in the back, … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Sunset over Boston Harbor Islands & Boston Light from Jerusalem Road in Cohasset

I took this photo of a sunset the other night over the City of Boston, from the Northwest side of Jerusalem Road in Cohasset (i.e. 02025 Paradise), where one can look back almost due East. In addition to a nice … Continue reading

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The Brewsters: Great & Little Brewster Island and Boston Light

The Brewsters, comprising Great Brewster and Little Brewster Island, are ideally visited in the early spring and late summer/fall months when the massive flocks aggressive gulls are not nesting. Logistically, the islands are challenging to visit due to their limited public … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Boston Light at Sunset

Boston Light: In honor of National Lighthouse Day, here is a photo of Boston Light taken last night, in front of a nice summer sunset.

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Boston Light

Today, Boston Light is the only manned lighthouse in the United States.

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