Boston Harbor


Wicked Good Guides
Boston English, Public Restrooms and more.
Wicked Good Conference
Talk about Boston.
Boston FAQ
For Visitors
For residents
Boston Bookstore
Site Map

This page sponsored by:
Click for info from our sponsor

The Cleanup | Cruises/whale watches | Recreations/sights/history
Commerce | Getting around

The porpoises and the seals must know something - more and more of them are visiting the harbor. Although the cleanup has years to go, it's clear the harbor is on the way back. But there are other issues: Will the harbor retain its fishing and marine industries? Will it become a rich person's pond, inaccessible to the rest of us?

Don't spend all your worrying about these issues, though! Go out and enjoy the harbor!

The Cleanup/Environment

Get some background on the cleanup. And check out the MWRA Web site - it's the agency doing the cleaning.
Boston Harbor Association - The citizens group working to ensure the Harbor gets cleaner.
The Boston Harbor Cleanup: The Deer Island Sewage Treatment Facility - See how the new plant will work.
The Legacy of Contaminated Sediments in Boston Harbor - Report by the U.S. Geological Survey.
Wellesley sewer rehab project - Although Deer Island gets most of the attention, long-neglected sewers leading to it are also being repaired.
Save the Harbor/Save the Bay - Grassroots group.
Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands
Charles River Watershed Association - Watching over the river that empties into the harbor.
Wastewater quiz - "Have fun and test your wastewater knowledge."
MWRA Environmental Quality bibliography - Listings of reports on various facets of the cleanup.
Tide Prediction: Boston, Massachusetts

Harbor cruises/Whale watches

Virtual whale watch - Can't make it down to the harbor? The New England Aquarium has put together an online whale watch.
Boston Harbor Whale Watch
Spirit of Boston Cruises
Various other ferries and cruises
Boston Area Boat & Yacht Charters
B-Fast Charters - Fishing.


Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area
Boston Harbor Islands State Park
Dorchester Shores Reservation
Nantasket Beach Reservation
Quincy Shore Reservation
Revere Beach Reservation
The Shining Sea Foundation - Building a Clipper ship in East Boston.
Boston Harbor Sailing Club - Sailing school and club based at Rowes Wharf.
Thompsons Island Outward Bound Educational Center
Diary of a trip through the Boston Harbor islands
New England Aquarium
Castle Island - Former marine hospital, dating to 1772.
University of Boston - On Columbia Point.

Commerce on the harbor

U.S. Coast Guard, Boston
Massachusetts Port Authority - Port of Boston info.
Shipyard Quarters Marina
Boston Harbor Hotel
Harbor Point apartments
Constitution Marina
The Massachusetts Marine Trades Association

Getting around

Harbor ferry info

Big Dig info

Boston Online home | Ask a Boston question | Contact Boston Online
The World @ Software Tool & Die
Copyright 1995-2001 Adam Gaffin.