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By adamg - 9/13/22 - 4:42 pm

A judge last week tossed a legal life preserver to a man who crashed his boat into a 40-foot-high marker in Boston Harbor, that left one passenger drowned, saying he could continue to make his case under federal maritime law that it's not his fault he plowed into the large fixed structure early one summer morning last year. Read more.

By adamg - 9/8/22 - 12:20 pm

The T announced today it will start running ferries between Lewis Mall in East Boston and Long Wharf downtown on Monday. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 4:52 pm
Lightning strike across Boston Harbor

Boston Timelapse captured what appears to be a lightning strike at Logan from a National Park Service camera atop the Bunker Hill Monument in Charlestown. Read more.

By adamg - 8/26/22 - 10:36 am

Police rescue father and son from Boston Harbor after boat sank

Boston Police report officers on one of its harbor boats rescued a father and son whose boat sank off Graves Light Wednesday evening, leaving them treading water with just one life jacket and a floating cooler between them. Read more.

By adamg - 8/18/22 - 9:55 am

A Revere woman who says she was just out for a nice day on the water with her husband is suing Boston Harbor Cruises for the injuries she says she suffered when the wake from its speeding Codzilla boat slammed into her much smaller Boston Whaler in 2019. Read more.

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By adamg - 7/12/22 - 1:37 pm

The Supreme Judicial Court ruled today that the state's environmental secretary went too far in approving a plan that would let developers replace the Aquarium garage and the James Hook seafood store with skyscrapers - not on the merits but because the legislature didn't give her specific permission to put her stamp on waterfront projects. Read more.

By adamg - 7/6/22 - 9:48 am
Emerald Tutu: Floating vegetation mats with walkways

What part of the Emerald Tutu could look like. Source.

Researchers at Northeastern University are testing a way to protect Boston from storm surges caused by climate change by deploying thousands of biodegradable mats that would grow marsh grasses on top and seaweed below to absorb some of the energy from the surges before they could slam into Boston's low-lying areas. Read more.

By adamg - 7/4/22 - 4:45 pm
USS Constitution off Castle Island

Out at Deer Island, Matt Frank watched the USS Constitution fire a 21-gun salute off Castle Island this morning.

By adamg - 6/27/22 - 9:35 pm
Double rainbow over Boston

KB had a great view of a double rainbow from the Back Bay this evening.

Over in Cambridge, Melissa Sullivan reports it was the most beautiful rainbow she's ever seen, so amazing she ran out of a business dinner to snap some shots of it: Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/22 - 5:27 pm
Terns all over by the Charles River locks and dam

We walked across the temporary North Washington Street Bridge today and couldn't help but notice the large colony of terns dive bombing the water - as a flotilla of cormorants dived well under the surface. And then a guy with several fishing rods in a kayak powered by pedals arrived on scene. Read more.

By adamg - 6/11/22 - 12:39 am
North Washington Street Bridge scene

Bridge scene during search. Photo by Rosabri Mejia.

A man who jumped into Boston Harbor from the North Washington Street Bridge shortly before 11:40 p.m. was pulled from the water around 12:30 a.m. and brought to Lovejoy Wharf, where WHDH reports he was declared dead. Read more.

By adamg - 6/6/22 - 2:47 pm
Old fireboat spraying water in Boston Harbor

Handmaid had a great view on Fan Pier this morning of two fireboats, one an active BFD vessel, the other a retired 1940s fireboat seen above, shooting water high into the air, as part of a "water cannon display" for the National Fire Protection Association's conference in Boston.

By adamg - 4/27/22 - 2:56 pm

The Conservation Law Foundation today sued the MWRA, charging its not even slapping the wrist out of eastern Massachusetts industrial plants that dump chemicals and metals into the sewers, which then pass through the Deer Island treatment plant - ending up either in Massachusetts Bay or the fertilizer that the agency sell to local golf clubs, landscapers and garden centers. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/22 - 8:40 pm
Double rainbow over Boston Harbor

Aegon Targaryen VI watched the post-storm rainbow over Boston Harbor from Christopher Columbus Park. Read more.

By adamg - 3/18/22 - 8:24 pm

Boston Police report a man who carjacked somebody on Beach Street in Chinatown Thursday afternoon - after first dragging the car's owner for a while - drove over to Steriti Rink on Commercial Street in the North End, behind which he jumped into the inner harbor and then foundered there for awhile until Boston officers and State Police could get him out of the cold water. Read more.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 11:22 am
Location of Day Marker 5

Navigational chart of harbor near Castle Island. Marker 5 is lower right, next to the "5". Source.

The legal maelstrom over a boat that crashed into a large navigational tower in Boston Harbor last July, leaving one woman drowned and several people injured, has expanded considerably over the past couple of months. Read more.

By adamg - 3/1/22 - 10:51 pm

Boston firefighters responded to the waterfront between the ICA and the Mass. Mutual building on Fan Pier on a report of a dog in the water around 10:45 p.m. They rescued a dog from the cold waters and returned it to its owner.

By adamg - 2/3/22 - 9:36 pm
Fog over Boston Harbor

Matt Frank peered across a foggy Boston Harbor at downtown from East Boston this evening.

By adamg - 1/30/22 - 12:37 pm
Roof of the White Elephant at North End dock

Roving UHub photographer Kevin Whitely shows us the White Elephant, a houseboat that's normally docked at Lewis Wharf in the North End, but which broke free during the blizzard and wound up sunk in the water at Yacht Haven, at the next wharf over. That gray rectangle in the photo is the White Elephant's roof.

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