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By adamg - 8/12/22 - 9:17 am
Rescue boat in Dorchester Bay

Searching for man who wasn't there. Photo by BFD.

Coast Guard, State Police and Boston fire and police crews began searching Dorchester Bay by Malibu Beach around 4:30 a.m. for a man reported in the water, but eventually called the search off after determining the man was not, in fact, in the water. NBC Boston reports the operator of the Beades drawbridge reported seeing two people apparently jumping into the water, but only one coming out; it turned out that while one man did jump, the other thought better of it at the last second and didn't actually go into the water.

By adamg - 8/7/22 - 12:44 pm
Humpback whale splashing a fin

Paul Nutting Jr. watched one of those humpback whales that have been cruising the coast of late having some fun in Boston Harbor this morning - like right off Castle Island: Read more.

By adamg - 7/29/22 - 11:42 am
Gas tank on Dorchester Bay

Joe Blankenship went for a walk along Dorchester Bay this morning.

By adamg - 7/22/22 - 11:55 am

Organizers of the Columbia Threadneedle Investments Boston Triathlon today announced they've postponed the three-event competition until Aug. 20-21. Read more.

By adamg - 6/3/22 - 9:42 am
Sunrise over Dorchester Bay

David Parsons watched the sun come up over Dorchester Bay earlier this week.

Copyright David Parsons. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By adamg - 3/15/22 - 11:58 am
Coyote at H Street

Owens408 spotted this coyote on the beach at H Street this morning - possibly the one that had been hanging out at Moakley Park.

By adamg - 3/3/22 - 3:41 pm
Common eider duck at Castle Island

A bunch of common eiders, including this guy, were bobbing around on the Sugar Bowl side of Castle Island this afternoon (thanks to Boston duck Twitter for the ID).

By adamg - 3/14/21 - 3:11 pm
Eider duck at Castle Island

Mary Ellen spotted a king eider, usually seen farther north, in the water off Castle Island this morning.

By adamg - 11/16/20 - 3:13 pm
King Tide at Long Wharf

Adam Castiglioni took a walk down to Long Wharf today - just not all the way to the end, since it was covered by water in a king tide.

Meanwhile, down in Dorchester, Morrissey Boulevard was completely flooded: Read more.

By adamg - 9/18/20 - 6:17 pm

The Dorchester Reporter reports DCR has Jersey-barriered a pebbly stretch of the shoreline along Dorchester Bay off Morrissey Boulevard because too many of the people using it to launch small boats and Jet Skis were failing to observe basic Covid-19 social-distancing requirements and because too many people were using it as a place to drink and weren't cleaning up after themselves.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 3:06 pm
Boats, Jet Skis at M Street

Of late, some concerned citizens have been filing 311 complaints about the M Street beach. Many are about overcrowding there, or the gross conditions or both. But some aggravated citizens are filing complaints about the boats:

Boats anchored too close to shore AND I didn't see resident parking stickers on them either.

By adamg - 7/27/20 - 9:02 am

State Police report Curtis Raper, 43, of Dorchester, died yesterday after crashing a Jet Ski into "a sailboat that was stationary and attached to a mooring" around 4:30 p.m. Read more.

By adamg - 4/9/20 - 10:22 am
Flooded Tenean Beach

Shrimply Pibbles chronicled a flooded Tenean Beach, at the mouth of the Neponset River in Dorchester, early this morning.

By adamg - 12/14/19 - 2:42 pm
Morrissey Boulevard early this afternoon at high tide

For some reason, Morrissey Boulevard in Dorchester remained open in the middle of a rain storm at high tide early this afternoon, giving drivers the chance to experience the thrill of going out to sea - unless they were too timid and instead took the easy way out by driving on the sidewalk near Malibu Beach, as Timmy shows us. He also had a question for DCR: Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/19 - 9:25 am
Two boats on Carson Beach

Never mind all the talk about dropping pressure and bombogenesis and stuff: The mark of a true nor'easter in Boston is when a boat washes up on Carson Beach (added points if it then stays there for weeks on end). Roving UHub photographer Jim Gavaghan provides all the evidence we need that that was some blow overnight: Not one, but two boats washed up on the beach. Read more.

By adamg - 3/31/19 - 2:01 pm

Boston Police report a kayak trip into Dorchester Bay went awry for two men yesterday afternoon after their kayak took on water and sank, forcing them - and their dog - to swim through 40-degree waters to a nearby buoy, which they grabbed onto, hoping for rescue. Read more.

By adamg - 3/22/19 - 1:26 pm

DCR reports Morrissey Boulevard is shut southbound at UMass due to, of course, flooding, from the nor'easter-whipped high tide.

By adamg - 3/15/19 - 11:55 am

The US Attorney's office in Boston reports it's suing the city of Quincy for letting its sewers overflow into Boston Harbor in general and Dorchester Bay and Quincy Bay in particular. Read more.

By adamg - 11/29/18 - 10:07 am

The Dorchester Reporter reports that in addition to the usual concerns about traffic and rootless condo dwellers, opponents of developer's plan to put 96 condos on the very tip of Port Norfolk have a new issue: Ever higher tides caused by climate change. A BPDA planner told a recent meeting that "over the next 50 years or so, the 2018 village will shrink to a sliver in the center as tidal waters eat away at the edges."

By adamg - 10/6/18 - 5:54 pm

The Boston Fire Department alerts us that the South Boston Yacht Club will be sponsoring fireworks tonight, starting around 9:15 p.m. "You may hear some noise," BFD notes.

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