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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.

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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.

By adamg - 1/16/22 - 12:22 pm
Ever Fortune in Boston Harbor

Adam Castiglioni watched a wicked big container ship pull into the Conley Terminal in South Boston this morning. Read more.

By adamg - 1/1/22 - 12:49 pm
Fireworks over Boston Harbor

Matt Conti had the best seat for the foggy First Night fireworks over Boston Harbor at midnight. Read more.

By adamg - 12/15/21 - 2:12 pm
Jeffries Yacht Club members

Member Douglas Babcock (l) and proposed manager Brian George speak from the yacht club

The Boston Licensing Board could decide tomorrow whether to let members of the Jeffries Yacht Club in East Boston relax after a hard weekend sail with a cold bottle of beer or mixed drink. Read more.

By adamg - 12/7/21 - 1:20 pm

Waterworld Original Film Trailer

In rejecting proposals by three developers to turn the decaying Pier 5 at the Charlestown Navy Yard into sites for more housing, the BPDA says it's now on board with proposals by residents to turn the pier into a park. Read more.

By adamg - 12/6/21 - 10:34 pm
Tug being dismantled in East Boston

Roving UHub photographer Michael Campbell watched one old tug getting dismantled at an East Boston pier, while the another awaited its fate. Behind them, the HC Melina was outbound, heading to Houston, likely loaded with scrap metal.

Campbell couldn't make out the name of the ship being munched, the name already part of the day's meal: Read more.

By adamg - 11/26/21 - 10:41 pm
Steamer Portland by Samuel Ward Stanton

The Portland, drawn in 1890 by Samuel Ward Stanton, who later died on the Titanic.

Today marks the 123rd anniversary of the start of the Steamship Portland's final voyage - which ended with its sinking and the death of all onboard in a nor'easter that exploded over the ocean not long after it left Boston Harbor's India Wharf for what was supposed to be a routine night voyage to its home port in Maine. Read more.

By adamg - 11/22/21 - 10:20 am

Boston Police report some boys up from Bridgewater yesterday decided to cap off their night by heading down to Rowes Wharf and breaking into the Valiant, a cruise boat docked there. Read more.

By adamg - 11/21/21 - 3:54 pm

Although 311 has become the preferred medium for South Boston old-timers to complain about latte-sipping arrivistes, East Boston lifers prefer the old ways: Markers on cement. A disgusted citizen in turn files a 311 complaint about the magic-marker yuppie hatred at LoPresti Park:

Such lovely humans that ruin a gorgeous area for all.

By adamg - 11/19/21 - 2:05 pm

WBZ reports a Suffolk Superior Court judge today set bail for Seaport resident Ryan Denver at $25,000 for the July crash into a 40-foot-tall navigational marker that forced everybody into the water, where one of them drowned. Read more.

By adamg - 11/12/21 - 10:10 pm

A Seaport man who crashed his boat into a 40-foot-high marker in Boston Harbor in July, forcing him and his passengers into the water, where one drowned, is asking a federal judge to limit how much he can be forced to pay out for any lawsuits because, he claims, it's not his fault he plowed into the large fixed structure late one night. Read more.

By adamg - 11/6/21 - 1:02 pm
Guy in kayak on Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni went down to Long Wharf to see the king tide and spotted this guy who kayaked onto the wharf (plus bonus sea-horse float).

Here he is coming in: Read more.

By adamg - 10/28/21 - 12:14 pm

A Suffolk County grand jury this week indicted Ryan Denver of the Seaport on manslaughter and related charges for a crash in July that killed Jeanica Julce, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By adamg - 10/7/21 - 9:24 am
Max and the Boston skyline in early morning light on East Boston waterfront

EastieStrong snapped Max the Bernedoodle as she rested on a walk along the East Boston waterfront this morning.

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