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Along the water

The H.J. Renaeur seems to be heading home after tugging around the harbor, its crew no doubt glad to be out of the thunderstorm that came rolling in over the Financial District late in the afternoon:

The Hood Milk Bottle stands in front of the Children's Museum:

Pigeons on the grass, alas? More like pigeons on the boardwalk, in front of the Children's Museum:

Along Fort Point Channel, the new is rapidly replacing the old. One wonders how much longer James Hook will hold out among the office towers and luxury condo projects:

(Also see: The Hook lobstervane)

And one doubts the residents of those new condos will appreciate an old smokestack, even if it no longer belches smoke:

Specials at the Barking Crab, on Fort Point Channel:

The new Institute of Contemporary Art takes shape next to the World Trade Center:

Interesting colors and shapes where the old Boston Tea Party museum (hmm, will that ever actually open again?) meets the now closed Congress Street bridge:

Speaking of the Congress Street bridge, anybody know what this thing is/was?


If my memory serves, I have seen a similar device. Located at a 'blind' crossing where a bridge operator could not see foot-traffic and so rang the "warning-bell" for foot traffic far in advance of the bridge being raised.

Wil on May 30, 2005 09:45 PM.

its an old trolley bell years ago trolleys not buses

jay on October 15, 2005 12:01 PM.

It's actually a secret listening device planted by the redcoats in hopes of catching those damn rebels. Obviously, it worked no better then than it does now.

nick on November 8, 2006 04:33 PM.

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