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By adamg - 8/2/20 - 9:25 pm
Last major part of the old North Washington Street Bridge

Adam Castiglioni has been watching crews disassemble the old Charlestown Bridge, also known as the North Washington Street Bridge, between the North End and Charlestown. Today, he reports: Read more.

By adamg - 7/28/20 - 10:39 am

NBC Boston reports the state and the Boston Public Health Commission have ordered the Bay State Cruise Co. to stop running harbor cruises after former state Rep. Marty Walz posted a photo of the company's Provincetown II with the top deck crammed with people, many without masks on.

The order notes that while ferry services, group charters and tours are allowed in the current phase of Massachusetts' reopening plan, the Summer Music Cruise and other group charters with dancing are not.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 9:22 pm
Sunset over inner Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni caught the sunset from the North End over the inner harbor this evening.

Robert Sweeney had a ringside seat on Beacon Hill: Read more.

By adamg - 7/26/20 - 11:25 am
Lot of people on a harbor cruise

Marty Walz (yes, the former state rep), captured this image of the Provincetown II yesterday evening:

Read more.

By adamg - 6/19/20 - 11:13 pm
Sunset over Boston Light

617 Images had a nice view of today's sunset from over Boston Light towards downtown.

Matt Frank also watched the sun go down over downtown, but from East Boston: Read more.

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By adamg - 5/27/20 - 11:22 pm
Coast Guard cutter at dusk in the North End

Adam Castiglioni walked along Boston Harbor near the Coast Guard base as the sun went down this evening.

By adamg - 5/18/20 - 11:05 pm
Fishing at sunset at Hull Gut

Neil the roving UHub photographer captured a fisherman at sunset this evening at Hull Gut.

By adamg - 5/15/20 - 12:00 am

Adam Balsam is among the people looking down into Boston Harbor this spring and, instead of just the usual translucent moon jellies one tends to see, is seeing these brightly colored bad boys: Read more.

By adamg - 5/11/20 - 10:14 am
Proposed new Northern Avenue bridge

Proposed bridge plaza from city presentation.

Under trusses paying homage to the original span, pedestrians and bicyclists would be able to get across Fort Point Channel on a new Northern Avenue bridge that would include access to a sort of lounging area just above the water, under a plan presented by city officials last week. Read more.

By adamg - 5/6/20 - 11:48 am
Lone sailboat on Boston Harbor waters

Not much activity on the water around 11:20 a.m.

By adamg - 4/19/20 - 2:30 pm
Sunrise over Logan Airport

Adam Balsam watched the sunrise this morning over Boston Harbor and Logan Airport.

Copyright Adam Balsam. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 4/8/20 - 11:17 am
Calm Boston Harbor from Christopher Columbus Park

Gary C went for a walk in Christopher Columbus Park this morning.

By adamg - 4/6/20 - 11:04 pm

Two years ago today, Karen Kane of Roslindale bought the largest lobster at Roche Bros. - the 5 1/3-lb. Larry - drove him out to Columbia Point and released him into the cool waters of Boston Harbor.

By adamg - 4/4/20 - 11:33 pm
Big tanker coming into Boston Harbor

Alice Glazkov watched an oil tanker, the Challenge Pegasus, come into Boston Harbor this evening.

By adamg - 3/10/20 - 10:10 pm
Fog seen from Belle Isle Marsh

Nicholas Agri reports fog this afternoon made East Boston and Revere disappear from the view at Belle Isle Marsh in Winthrop.

By adamg - 2/19/20 - 3:13 pm

The Washington Post, which has lots of ex-Bostonian staffers these days, takes a long look at what Boston's trying to do to stave off rising sea levels now that we've apparently rejected plans to build a giant dam around the harbor. Naturally, while Seaport buildings lay in "aqua fences" to keep themselves dry, "there are no sea walls where most of Boston’s poorest residents live," although it does note the city's planning for a new seawall along Day Boulevard and a re-do of Moakley Park to turn it into a giant sponge during really high tides.

By adamg - 2/11/20 - 4:45 pm

The BPDA board on Thursday will consider letting Cape Air dock seaplanes at Long Wharf to fly people to and from New York. Read more.

By adamg - 2/7/20 - 4:26 pm

Mayor Walsh today announced a temporary ferry dock will be install at Lewis Mall, next to the Maverick Square T stop, this summer, with a permanent dock to come next summer. Read more.

By adamg - 11/20/19 - 4:42 pm

The Chiofaro Co. told the BPDA today it will soon file detailed plans for a 600-foot-tall tower to replace the garage in front of the New England Aquarium - a garage Donald Chiofaro has been trying to replace for more than a decade now, at first under the specter of a feud with then Mayor Tom Menino. Read more.

By adamg - 10/26/19 - 12:26 pm
Large boat at the Black Falcon pier

Gary Waldeck couldn't help but notice the MSC Meraviglia docked at the Black Falcon pier this morning. With a capacity of 4,500 passengers, it's the sixth largest cruise ship in the world - and the largest to ever dock in Boston.

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