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Old wharf pilings at Weymouth Neck

The old wharf pilings at Weymouth Neck, on the north bank of the Weir River as it meets Hewitt’s Cove. The pilings were once part of a large fertilizer plant up until it was shut down in the 1960s. An … Continue reading

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Forests and Quarries: Grape Island and Slate Island

The most noticeable characteristic of Grape Island may be its close proximity to the mainland of Hingham and Weymouth. Located just outside of the Weymouth Back River’s Mouth, the island may be literally a stone’s throw away from Weymouth Neck’s … Continue reading

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Webb Memorial Park: A Boston Harbor Island feel without being on an island

Weymouth’s Webb Memorial Park: In addition to being a¬†former NIKE missile launch sight during the Cold War, and the location of a Revolutionary War battle in 1775, this is a park offers sweeping views of the southwest corner of Boston … Continue reading

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Guiding a tanker into the Fore River

Tug boats guide a tanker through Hingham Bay and into the Fore River: It is not very often that tankers come into the Fore River terminal, as they more usually head up into Chelsea or East Boston. I saw this … Continue reading

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Historical Place of the Week: Abigail Adams birthplace

The Abigail Adams Birthplace Located in North Weymouth’s historic district, the birthplace of Abigail Adams has been recently restored and is a reminder of the colonial-era history of the Boston Area. Abigail Adams, as you may recall, was the wife … Continue reading

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Remember that giant crane at the Fore River Shipyard?

The Fore River Shipyard’s “Goliath” Crane, which once towered over the South Shore. It was deconstructed and shipped abroad during the summer of 2008: Any kid driving down route 3A would be as fascinated as I once was by this … Continue reading

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