Tag Archives: Quincy Bay

Hangman Island: A low lying rock outcrop in Quincy Bay

Located in the center of Quincy Bay, Hangman Island is comprised of several small, low lying rock outcrops connected by sandbars. Lacking prominence, the island is often only noticed as one passes through the Western Way channel and looks south. … Continue reading

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Nut Island: Quincy Bay’s Windswept Eastern Point

Across West Gut from Peddocks Island lies Nut Island, which extends into Quincy Bay. West Gut is a body of water not narrow enough to typically cause a significant torrent as tides ebb and flow. But when a southwest wind … Continue reading

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Rainsford Island: The Quarantine Island

Lying between Long island and Peddocks Island, Rainsford Island is located in a relatively calm open area in the middle of Boston Harbor, just north of Quincy Bay.¬†Once used as a quarantine station, this a centrally located but very small … Continue reading

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Another November Storm

Boston Harbor was hit with a strong Nor’easter this morning, which packed some brutal winds and rain. The 44013 buoy was recording 18+ foot waves and gusts up to 50 mph. Here were some photos from the commuter boat ride … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor photos from one cold fall week

The temperatures around the Boston Harbor are really fell this week. If there is one place that you will feel cold when the weather starts to turn, it is out on the water. Here are some photos I took this … Continue reading

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