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By adamg - 1/22/21 - 10:53 pm
View from the last ferry out of Charlestown

David Gregory snapped this view of downtown Boston from the last ferry out of Charlestown tonight, after which the T is shutting down the service because of Covid-19-related losses.

By adamg - 12/31/20 - 1:03 pm
Time ball atop the Equitable Building in 1881

Time ball waiting to be hoisted above Milk and Devonshire in 1881 (Source).

The annual ball drop in Times Square tonight is the vestige of what was once a network of daily time-ball drops in US coastal cities, including Boston, to help mariners calibrate their shipboard clocks - vital to determining their location once they were at sea. Read more.

By adamg - 12/14/20 - 3:48 pm
Proposed 357-room hotel on current site of James Hook

Rendering by Elkus Manfredi of the view from next to the Barking Crab.

A development team last week filed plans for a 25-story, 357-room hotel with 9,000 square feet of room for the James Hook seafood concern on what is now Hook's almost half acre of land on Atlantic Avenue between the Moakley Bridge and what's left of the Northern Avenue Bridge. Read more.

By adamg - 11/30/20 - 9:08 am
Sunrise over Boston Harbor

Adam Balsam watched the sun come up over Boston Harbor from Commercial Wharf yesterday.

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

By adamg - 11/21/20 - 9:40 pm
Sunset over Boston Harbor and downtown Boston

Matt Frank watched the sunset over downtown and Boston Harbor from East Boston this evening.

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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 tiday.

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

By adamg - 11/6/20 - 1:36 pm

SKW Partners today said it will file plans to replace the current James Hook seafood outlet on Atlantic Avenue with a 305-foot-tall hotel. Read more.

By adamg - 10/17/20 - 11:45 am

An irate citizen files a 311 complaint from the Constitution Marina in Charlestown about the construction crews working on the new North Washington Street Bridge: Read more.

By adamg - 10/8/20 - 10:57 am
Lightning over Boston Harbor

Lightning over South Boston and Boston Harbor. See it larger.

From a downtown aerie, Jonathan Berk was thunderstruck during the second wave of yesterday afternoon's storm. Read more.

By adamg - 9/19/20 - 4:34 pm
Flooded Long Wharf

Shortly after high tide, around 1:15 this afternoon, Jonathan Berk photographed seawater "coming up through the storm drain on a perfectly sunny day" way back on Long Wharf, by the Chart House.

By adamg - 9/17/20 - 10:43 pm

IT'S A FAHCKIN TUNA BRO! Part 1 & 2

Sept. 17, 2015 will always be in our fahkin' hahts, Jay!

H/t Nichole for the reminder.

By adamg - 9/16/20 - 8:54 am

Nathaniel Stinnett shows us the hazy sky over the Tobin Bridge this morning, due to the western forest fires. The EPA says Boston's air quality is good today - all that smoke is up between 20,000 and 30,000 feet high.

By adamg - 9/15/20 - 9:41 pm
Hazy sunset over Boston Harbor from East Boston

In East Boston, Marta watched the sun go down through West Coast fire haze over Boston Harbor this evening.

Mary Ellen watched the sunset from West Roxbury: Read more.

By adamg - 8/14/20 - 3:04 pm
Water off Black Falcon Pier in South Boston

Search underway in Boston Harbor at Black Falcon Pier. Photo by Live Boston

Live Boston reports crews have recovered one body and are looking for a second - and a car - in Boston Harbor off Black Falcon Pier. BPD, BFD and State Police boats are on scene.

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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