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Fort Banks: Winthrop’s abandoned relic of the Spanish-American War era

The little know abandoned ruins of Fort Banks lies in the Northern section of the town of Winthrop. This fort was built as one of earlier coastal defense outposts around Boston Harbor. ┬áDesigned in response to the new threat of … Continue reading

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Snake Island: The North Shore Island

Snake Island, while one of Boston Harbor’s least notable, is unique in its proximity to the North Shore side of Boston harbor, most unlike the others. Many of Boston Harbor’s islands are located in close proximity to the coastlines of … Continue reading

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Historic place of the week: Quincy’s Furnace Brook

You may have driven down Quincy’s Furnace Brook Parkway, but what you may not know is that it is named for the country’s first iron blast furnace, which was built in 1644. You can see the remains of this furnace … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor historical place of the week: Deane Winthrop House

Winthrop is one of the cornerstones of Boston Harbor- if you view it geometrically you may see what I mean (i.e. the Northeastern corner). Naturally a point of inital discovery when approaching the Boston Harbor from the Northeast,┬áthis place has … Continue reading

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Deer Island in the Winter

A view from the hilltop trails of Deer Island, which are deceptively high and provide sweeping views of the Boston Harbor and city skyline: Deer Island, lying at the end of Winthrop’s Point Shirley peninsula, is the outermost point of … Continue reading

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The Winthrop ferry: Just about the strangest looking boat I have seen

The Winthrop ferry pulling into Rowes Wharf. It certainly is the “odd boat out”: The Winthrop ferry is just about the strangest looking boat I have ever seen….certainly the strangest in Boston Harbor. The ferry comes right into Rowes Wharf … Continue reading

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Boston Harbor Picture of the Week: Winthrop

Today’s Boston Harbor Picture of the Week is a view of Boston Harbor from Winthrop on a spring day:  

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