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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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Picture of the Week: Seaport terminal at night

I had the pleasure of being out on the inner harbor at dusk last week. Below is a photo of South Boston’s¬†Conley Terminal, which was lit up to accommodate a large ship unloading its cargo:

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Evacuation Day in Boston….also known as Saint Patrick’s Day

Evacuation day, occurring on the same day as Saint Patrick’s day, is an important part of Boston Harbor History. As the lesser known of the two holidays of March 17th, Evacuation day commemorates this date in 1776, when the British … Continue reading

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Boston’s seaport district over the last ten years

Pictured below is a photo of the Boston skyline as taken from the Seaport District just the other day. The second picture below that, is a photo I took over twelve years ago while standing in a similar place. The … Continue reading

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Visiting Castle Island

When you go to Castle Island on a rainy fall day- like this past Sunday- when you are the only one there, it looks kind of spooky. Sometimes it is easy to forget how spooky Castle Island can look when … Continue reading

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