Boston Harbor

This collection of vintage postcards shows how the Boston Harbor Islands offered romantic scenery, historic lighthouses, and majestic coastal artillery forts, picturesque summer destinations, and a working waterfront.

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Author: Donald Cann

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738544817

Category: History

Page: 128

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Postcard publishers had plenty to work with in the Boston area at the beginning of the 20th century, the heyday of the American postcard. This collection of vintage postcards shows how the Boston Harbor Islands offered romantic scenery, historic lighthouses, and majestic coastal artillery forts, picturesque summer destinations, and a working waterfront.

Navigation Improvements for Boston Harbor Massachusetts

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Author: United States. Office of the Assistant Secretary of the Army (Civil Works)

Publisher:

ISBN: PURD:32754068923576

Category: Boston Harbor (Mass.)

Page: 1239

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Boston Harbor Mass

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Author: United States. Congress. House. Committee on Rivers and Harbors

Publisher:

ISBN: STANFORD:36105119588932

Category:

Page: 12

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Mastering Boston Harbor

than a national treasure, Boston Harbor is a veritable theater of American history
—the setting for some of the nation's most resonant dramas. It was here that a
uniquely American identity took root upon the consolidation of the Massachusetts
 ...

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Author: Charles Monroe Haar

Publisher: Harvard University Press

ISBN: 9780674038097

Category: Law

Page: 408

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This book chronicles how America's most glorious and historically significant harbor was rescued from decades of pollution and neglect by a community of caring citizens who were linked to an environmentally committed judge and his special harbor master. This dynamic public-private team shaped novel legal and political procedures for governing and restoring the harbor.

The Guns of Boston Harbor

This book contains 4 individual stories of the supernatural.

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Author: Gerald W. Butler

Publisher: AuthorHouse

ISBN: 9780759647305

Category: History

Page: 398

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This book contains 4 individual stories of the supernatural. Each story is based upon authentic cases world wide and has been documented through history as open and closed cases with astonishing results! The stories included are: The Book, The Witch, The Wall, and the The Hidden Entity.'

Boston s Harbor Islands

With this in mind , the Friends of the Boston Harbor Islands was founded in 1979
to encourage public use of the islands balanced with the need to protect this
fragile ecosystem and historic environment . ” With boat trips and walking tours ...

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Author: Anthony Mitchell Sammarco

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 075240900X

Category: Travel

Page: 128

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The Islands of Boston Harbor

Foreword Boston is a sea-minded town. It was the sea and her bounty that first
drew Native Americans to live by the harbor and on the islands. Prom these
waters they took flounder, mackerel, and cod, while on the beaches they
collected ...

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Author: Edward Rowe Snow

Publisher: Applewood Books

ISBN: 9781933212852

Category: History

Page: 244

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"A reissue of Edward Rowe Snow's first book, covering the legends and history of nearly every rock and island in Boston Harbor, including Boston Light and Graves Light. The first (1935) edition resulted from research Snow did at Harvard under the tutelage of the great maritime historian Samuel Eliot Morison. When the 1971 edition of the book was published, a critic for the Boston Post wrote, ""Mr. Snow has the gift of making his subject vivid and personal in its anecdotal touches . . . It is a volume of chatty yet dignified essays, with many a light touch brought in."" This centennial edition contains the complete 1971 text, with annotations by Jeremy D'Entremont to bring the information up to date."

The Military History of Boston s Harbor Islands

Located on what was known as Corn Hill (an elevation inland from the present
Rowe's Wharf), the fort commanded Boston's inner harbor and passage from the
outer harbor. When completed two years later, Corn Hill became known as Fort ...

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Author: Gerald Butler

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 0738504645

Category: History

Page: 128

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This accurate pictorial history will acquaint the reader with the seacoast defenses of Boston Harbor. Fortified since the the 1600s, seacoast defenses provided important protection for the new seaport. By the Civil War, strong granite fortresses guarded the seaward approaches to the Port of Boston. Later, powerful long-range guns and mortars protected the seaport. During World War II, the most sophisticated and powerful guns existing were installed. These guns used the first computers and radar systems developed for the military for target acquisition and tracking. In The Military History of Boston's Harbor Islands, great care has been taken to identify harbor defense systems at all of the harbor islands, mainland forts, and the observation and radar towers from Nahant to Scituate. The book identifies and explains the long-abandoned granite and concrete monoliths of Boston Harbor. The Military History of Boston's Harbor Islands briefly describes Edgar Allan Poe's tour of duty in Boston Harbor, the impact that Col. Sylvanus Thayer had on Boston's seacoast fortifications, and many mysterious structures at the harbor forts.

Report on Mystic Pond Water to the Boston Harbor Commission

10 REPORT ON MYSTIC POND WATER TO THE BOSTON HARBOR
COMMISSION . 79 BY E. N. HORSFORD , RUMFORD PROFESSOR IN
HARVARD UNIVERSITY , CAMBRIDGE . BOSTON : GEO . C. RAND & A VERY ,
CITY PRINTERS ...

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Author: Eben Norton Horsford

Publisher:

ISBN: BL:A0017539717

Category: Water-supply

Page: 19

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Haunted Boston Harbor

From items flying off the shelves at a North End cigar shop to the postmortem cries of tragedy at the centuries-old Boston Light on Little Brewster, author Sam Baltrusis breathes new life into the horrors that occurred in the historic ...

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Author: Sam Baltrusis

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9781626199569

Category: History

Page: 144

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Ghosts lurk in the waters near Boston's historic seaport, haunting the secluded islands scattered throughout the harbor. Boston Harbor brims with the restless spirits of pirates, prisoners and victims of disease and injustice. Uncover the truth behind the Lady in Black on Georges Island. Learn about the former asylums on Long Island that inspired the movie Shutter Island, and dig up the skeletal secrets left behind by the Woman in Scarlet Robes. From items flying off the shelves at a North End cigar shop to the postmortem cries of tragedy at the centuries-old Boston Light on Little Brewster, author Sam Baltrusis breathes new life into the horrors that occurred in the historic waters surrounding Boston.