Charles River

By - 3/7/19 - 9:43 pm
Winter sailing on the Charles River

Roving UHub photographer Alice Murphy was amazed to see some BU kids sailing on the Charles today.

By - 2/23/19 - 12:50 pm
US Coast Guard helicopter

Out on a run this morning, Jason Richardson spotted a Coast Guard helicopter flying in a training mission over the Charles by the Esplanade.

The crew also flew low and loud along Mass. Ave. in Cambridge and Central Square.

By - 1/21/19 - 11:00 pm
Charles River encased in ice

Rick Macomber reports:

The crackle of breaking ice pierces the silence as this boat slowly pushes through the frozen Charles River last night

By - 1/14/19 - 9:33 am
Ice forming on the Charles River

Gary Waldeck spotted the ice that had formed overnight by the mouth of the Charles River.

By - 12/22/18 - 4:09 pm
Santa Claus on the Charles River

Why, yes, that was Santa dashing through the Charles by the Esplanade today, as captured by Rob Colonna.

By - 12/9/18 - 10:23 pm
Christmas boat at Community Boating on the Charles

Acraftymitch photographed Boston on a cold night tonight, including Community Boating's Christmas boat on the Charles.

Copyright Acraftymitch. Posted in the Universal Hub pool on Flickr.

By - 12/2/18 - 1:32 pm
Longfellow Bridge with new lights

What's old is new: Myron Freeman took in the new lights on the rebuilt Longfellow Bridge yesterday (see it from the other side).

Brad Kelly, meanwhile drove into the spidery arms of the Zakim Bridge recently: Read more.

By - 11/26/18 - 11:17 pm
Longfellow Bridge in some fog

617 Images took in the renovated Longfellow Bridge in the early morning fog.

Jason the roving UHub photographer, meanwhile, got a good look at the Back Bay in the fog from the turnpike around 8:30 a.m.: Read more.

By - 10/4/18 - 2:47 pm
Seagull and seagull poop atop one of the towers of the Longfellow Bridge

A disgusted citizen files a 311 complaint about the condition of the tops of the newly rebuilt seasoning shakers along the Longfellow Bridge:

Lovely seagull poop on all 4 towers of the beautiful Longfellow bridge.

By - 8/2/18 - 7:17 pm
Ominous skies over the Charles

Rory Nolan watched storm clouds move in over the Charles shortly before 6 p.m.

By - 7/6/18 - 9:27 pm
Sunset over MIT

Caitlin loved the sunset this evening:

The storms have taken the heat and humidity and left us another amazing sunset.

Across the river, Chris Wagner also enjoyed the sunset in Allston: Read more.

By - 7/6/18 - 4:46 pm
Bald Eagle in West Roxbury overlooking the Charles River

At the very end of Rivermoor Street in West Roxbury, just behind the last building in the industrial park there, is a dead tree that towers over everything else. This afternoon, a bald eagle perched up there for a long time, taking in the view over the Charles River, the train tracks and the banks of Millennium Park.

By - 7/5/18 - 9:03 am
Fireworks on July Fourth in Boston

David Parsons watched the July Fourth fireworks shot off from the Mass. Ave. Bridge. Read more.

By - 7/2/18 - 12:24 pm

The body of a 59-year-old Boston man was recovered from the Charles River near the Longfellow Bridge this morning, the Suffolk County District Attorney's office reports. Read more.

By - 6/25/18 - 8:45 pm
Sunset from the BU Bridge

Petra A. took in the sunset from the BU Bridge this evening.

By - 6/22/18 - 9:05 pm
Fiery sunset over the Charles River

Aeron Hodges watched the sun go down this evening. Read more.

By - 6/20/18 - 8:12 pm
Cops looking for kid

Cops walking through park to the river. Photo by Mary Ellen.

First responders, including a Boston Fire dive team, rushed to the Charles River near Millennium Park in West Roxbury this evening after a conductor on a Needham Line commuter-rail train reported seeing a kid jump off the bridge that crosses the river there as the train approached. Read more.

By - 6/17/18 - 1:40 pm

Carty Castaldi took this photo of the sun rising over Boston and the Charles yesterday, but, honestly, it would work equally well tomorrow, what with the temperatures expected to rise into the 90s.

Max Grinnell, meanwhile, gives the forecast for Constitution Beach in East Boston: Sunny, with a chance of Modelo: Read more.

By - 6/10/18 - 12:33 pm
Sunrise over the Charles River

Ryan Murphy was up at 4:45 a.m. to take this photo from Kenmore Square.

By - 6/2/18 - 5:07 pm
Water snake at Millennium Park

You never know what'll slither into the Charles River when you're just standing there, where Sawmill Brook enters the river at Millennium Park, looking at the little fish swimming by the shore. It was like 18 to 24 inches long.