Boston Harbor

By - 1/18/19 - 12:25 pm
Boat seen through a chain in Boston Harbor

Roving UHub photographer Caroline D. spotted some boats through a spyhole, well, a link in a chain, on Lewis Wharf this morning.

By - 1/15/19 - 6:12 pm

One thing the Trump shutdown didn't end was a plan by the Army Corps of Engineers to set off explosives at the bottom of Boston Harbor tomorrow to deepen a shipping channel. It took a judge to do that. Read more.

By - 1/12/19 - 11:48 am

Hunters looking to bag some ducks may be breaking state law by having people drive boats at the large number of ducks congregating in Boston Harbor, making them fly away in a panic - and become easier targets. Read more.

By - 1/9/19 - 12:20 am
Boat on fire in Charlestown with lots of firefighting foam nearby

Boat on fire, firefighting foam in the water. Photo by BFD.

The Boston Fire Department reports three boats caught on fire at the Constitution Marina around 11:20 p.m. on Tuesday. Read more.

By - 12/31/18 - 9:10 am
Boston sunrise on Dec. 31

Daniel Glennon watched the sun come up over downtown this morning.

Christine Sullivan caught the last sunrise of the year over Boston Harbor: Read more.

By - 12/22/18 - 12:17 pm
Flooding along Fort Point Channel

Justin Teman took a walk along Fort Point Channel this morning, at least, the part that wasn't flooded. Read more.

By - 12/16/18 - 1:39 pm
By - 12/14/18 - 10:40 am
Proposed Ferris wheel at the Charlestown Navy Yard

Upton + Partners's proposed Ferris wheel.

The BPDA is looking for ways to spruce up the Charlestown Navy Yard and turn it into a destination for people who have already seen Old Ironsides - with more art, history and use of the water. Earlier this week, the agency released copies of presentations from several design firms with ideas on how to "activate" both the water's edge and the three-mile Harborwalk section that runs through the Navy Yard. Read more.

By - 12/9/18 - 2:20 pm
Santa Claus gets out of helicopter in the North End

Adam Castiglioni watched Santa land in the North End today.

Jessica Kent watched his descent:

By - 12/5/18 - 5:28 pm

The Coast Guard reports a Quincy Police crew found a barge that capsized Sunday morning just north of one of the main shipping channels into Boston Harbor, about two miles south of Nahant, near the entrance to the harbor. Read more.

By - 12/3/18 - 9:10 am

The Coast Guard is urging mariners piloting ships into Boston Harbor to be extra careful this morning due to a barge that may have sunk somewhere near two of the main approaches into the port: Read more.

By - 11/30/18 - 9:03 am

A researcher at the Woods Hole Oceanographic Institute reports Boston Harbor is now so clean that he hasn't found any flounders with liver tumors there since 2004. Back in the bad old days when raw sewage routinely flowed into the harbor, flounders would show up with liver tumors.

By - 11/29/18 - 2:25 pm

Boston Police alert us that between 8:45 a.m. and 11 a.m. both tomorrow and Saturday, the Navy will have cannons blasting and fighter jets zooming over the Reserved Channel to help celebrate the formal commissioning of the USS Thomas Hudner.

The ship is named after Fall River native Thomas Hudner, who was awarded the Medal of Honor for crash landing his fighter jet in Korea in 1950 in an attempt to save another pilot who had been shot down by the Chinese.

By - 11/24/18 - 12:12 pm

Boston Police report officers from the Harbor Patrol Unit rescued a man spotted in the cold water off Long Wharf around 5:20 p.m. yesterday. Read more.

By - 11/23/18 - 6:28 pm
Sunset from Nut Island in Quincy

Marc Hurwitz braved the cold at Nut Island to watch the sun go down this evening.

By - 11/21/18 - 5:58 pm
Atlantic Beer Garden gets torn down

Neil watched the Atlantic Beer Garden come down this morning to make way for one of those trendy waterfront residential towers. Read more.

By - 11/13/18 - 12:04 pm

Boston Harbor Hotel managers said today they will no longer allow members of the public onto a dock on which it offers live musical performances after an August incident in which a couple fell off the dock into the briny shallow - ironically while dancing to the theme song from the movie "Footloose." Read more.

By - 11/5/18 - 11:42 am
Copter Recon Unit

Mass. EMA and State Police report troopers, local police and the National Guard will be doing training exercises this week in locations that will include Boston Harbor and Gillette Stadium.

Read more.

By - 11/5/18 - 8:57 am
Sunrise over the Public Garden

Rick Macomber up and about in the Public Garden at sunrise this morning.

Christine Sullivan had a ringside seat for the sunrise over Boston Harbor: Read more.