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By adamg - 7/19/19 - 9:52 am
Great blue heron in Fort Point Channel

Amid all the muck and decaying bikes and pilings and stuff exposed at low tide in Fort Point Channel yesterday, a great blue heron stood looking for a meal - one that wouldn't absorb too much of the oily sheen on the water - Johnmcboston observed.

By adamg - 7/13/19 - 12:37 pm

Gaston reports spotting ten syringes floating in Fort Point Channel, which flows into Boston Harbor, this morning.

By adamg - 5/9/19 - 10:28 am
Geese in Fort Point Channel

Roving UHub photographer Wendy S. spotted a new goose family at the very far end of Fort Point Channel, way past Gillette, where it gets all small and curvy and hemmed in by highways and train tracks and stuff.

By adamg - 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 adamg - 12/19/18 - 6:29 pm
Seal in Fort Point Channel

Lis the roving UHub photographer spotted this seal in Fort Point Channel in front of the Children's Museum near Seaport Boulevard today. She reports she alerted the Aquarium so they could check on him or her.

By adamg - 12/5/18 - 9:24 am

Josh Brogadir at WCVB reports a man who apparently stole a cab at South Station early this morning crashed it on the Summer Street Bridge, then jumped into Fort Point Channel, where he realized how cold the water was and climbed up on a coral-reef art float, from which cops eventually grabbed him.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 11:49 am

NorthEndWaterfront.com reports on a recent meeting on the currently closed bridge - which Mayor Walsh has said in the past he wants rebuilt to allow for cars to jam themselves into the existing crush along Atlantic Avenue.

By adamg - 10/17/18 - 10:13 am
How to protect Seaport Boulevard from flooding

Creative seawalls could protect Seaport Boulevard and provide new seating for pedestrians.

The city today released plans for keeping rising seas from reclaiming all the parts of South Boston that sit on fill - which is much of the neighborhood. Read more.

By adamg - 10/16/18 - 4:19 pm
Little marker at the Intercontinental Hotel

One toe over the line, sweet Jesus, and that's a potential citation.

Four InterContinental Hotel guests enjoying some wine and mixed drinks one August night decided to stroll the hotel's grounds along Fort Point Channel. But then they went too far - they walked from the hotel's granite walkways onto the bricks of the Harborwalk just as two BPD detectives were arriving for a snap inspection. Read more.

By adamg - 10/12/18 - 9:28 am
Artificial reef

Greg Cook reports on the floating reef that's scheduled to be placed in Fort Point Channel today to bring some attention to the plight of the world's coral reefs.

By adamg - 9/10/18 - 8:50 am
Dawn over the Northern Avenue Bridge

Rick Macomber watched the burst of light this morning over the Northern Avenue Bridge, Fort Point Channel and the harbor beyond.

By adamg - 6/22/18 - 4:49 pm

Associated Press reports a federal jury has convicted Frank Salemme and Paul Weadick for murdering Steven DiSarro, owner of the Channel, which used to be where a parking lot now fronts Fort Point Channel.

By adamg - 6/3/18 - 5:19 pm
Floating tea bale

John Hanzl followed the progress of a tea bale that apparently escaped from the Tea Party Museum and managed to avoid the Gillette water-intake pump as it slowly floated down, down, down Fort Point Channel, all the way down to the little curvy bit that ends in South Boston.

By adamg - 3/1/18 - 10:34 pm
Rose Kennedy Greenway night before the storm

Atlantic Avenue and the Greenway were still above water tonight, S&S Conulting reports. Tomorrow, though? TrueNE_79 shows us the Aquafence at Atlantic Wharf on Congress Street at Fort Point Channel is ready for potentially record-breaking high tides: Read more.

By adamg - 2/21/18 - 11:44 am

In a letter to the state, the BPDA says it's resolved its long-standing issues with Don Chiofaro and the city is now OK with him replacing the Aquarium garage with a 600-foot tower (yes, just one), as part of a waterfront master plan that would also see new open space at what is now a Long Wharf parking lot and a new deck for the Harborwalk near the Moakley Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 1/31/18 - 12:22 pm

Peter Franchi snapped the barriers State Street put up outside its building off A Street near Fort Point Channel today in anticipation of super-moon-caused high tides spilling over into the street.

By adamg - 1/13/18 - 12:27 pm
Boston's Fan Pier back in the day

In 1903, when Walker & Co. published this bird's eye view of the area around Fort Point Channel, trains were still king and Boston was full of freight yards, such as the New York, New Haven and Hartford Railroad's yard on the South Boston side of the channel, where it met Boston Harbor. Read more.

By adamg - 1/5/18 - 8:56 pm
Icy Charles River

Ari Ofsevit gazed at the frozen wasteland between Cambridge and the Back Bay today.

Casie Gillette shows us the real ice joining the iceberg statues in Fort Point Channel: Read more.

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