East Of Boston

Author: Stephanie Schorow
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1625843836
Size: 27.54 MB
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For the traveler who might not have a yacht--just a sense of humor and a spirit of adventure--Stephanie Schorow proves you can still embark on a voyage through the Boston Harbor Islands. A practical guide, complete with camping tips and driving directions, East of Boston's droll travelogue takes the measure of these gloriously wild Edens all within sight of the city's skyline. Join Schorow around a campfire for some friendly conversation about pirate treasure, elusive foxes, cross-dressing ghosts, flying Santas and a strange era of spontaneously combusting garbage dumps. And if you are truly brave, perhaps take a sip of the park ranger's "Sumac-ade."

Boston Harbor Islands

Author: David Kales
Publisher: History Press (SC)
ISBN: 9781596292901
Size: 74.51 MB
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Despite the relentless development of the past two centuries, Boston's coastal geography is still defined by its Harbor Islands. Carved and sculpted by massive glaciers from millennia past, this constellation of thirty-odd isles--notorious for swirling currents, surging tides, and treacherous submerged hazards--has played an outsized role in the city's history and growth. In The Boston Harbor Islands: The History of An Urban Wilderness, David Kales examines the astonishing range of uses Bostonians have found for their neighboring archipelago. From pirates' havens to military fortifications, the Harbor Islands have undergone innumerable transformations. Now, as Kales describes, conservation agencies hope to revitalize the oft-neglected islands, which were recently designated as a National Park Area. Filled with fascinating stories, The Boston Harbor Islands is the perfect primer for readers seeking to learn more about a unique maritime landscape located just a ferry ride away from Boston.

Discovering The Boston Harbor Islands

Author: Christopher Klein
ISBN: 9781934598061
Size: 32.40 MB
Format: PDF, Docs
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Discovering the Boston Harbor Islands is an indispensable guide to help you plan your island adventures.Explore military installations that protected Boston during wartimeincluding Civil War era Fort Warren. Visit Boston Light on Little Brewster, site of the nations oldest lighthouse. Kayak into the coves where pirates and bootleggers hid. Wander the woodlands and meadows that were the seasonal camps of Native Americans and the sites of Revolutionary skirmishes. Sail to the outer islands, find the best year-round fishing spots, and discover why the islands are a birders paradise. Take in a jazz concert, an antique baseball game, or simply hop from one island to the next to experience the stunning natural beauty of this most storied national park area.

The Islands Of Boston Harbor

Author: Edward Rowe Snow
Publisher: Applewood Books
ISBN: 1933212853
Size: 39.99 MB
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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."

Trapped Under The Sea

Author: Neil Swidey
Publisher: Broadway Books
ISBN: 0307886735
Size: 54.36 MB
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Documents the disastrous 1990s mission during which two members of a five-man diving team were killed while completing construction on a ten-mile tunnel at the end of Boston's Deer Island waste treatment plant.

Harbor Island

Author: Carla Neggers
Publisher: MIRA
ISBN: 077831653X
Size: 69.96 MB
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While tracking down stolen artifacts, Emma Sharpe, the granddaughter of a world-renowned art detective, and her fiancâe, FBI agent Colin Donovan, must outwit one of the smartest, most ruthless killers they have ever encountered.

The Island Of Worthy Boys

Author: Connie Hertzberg Mayo
Publisher: She Writes Press
ISBN: 1631520024
Size: 60.14 MB
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Winner of the 2016 Gold Medal for Best Regional Fiction, Independent Publisher Book Awards In 1889, the Boston Farm School didn’t accept boys with any sort of criminal record. Which made it the perfect hiding place for two boys who accidentally killed someone. Charles has been living alone on the streets of Boston for the last two of his twelve years. Aidan’s mom can’t stay sober enough to keep her job. When the boys team up, Charles teaches Aidan the art of rolling drunks in the saloon and brothel district, and life starts to look up—until a robbery goes horribly wrong one night and they need to leave the city or risk arrest. When the boys con their way into The Boston Farm School—located on an island one mile out in Boston Harbor—they think they’ve cheated fate. But the Superintendent is obsessed with keeping the bad element out of his school, and as both their story and their friendship start to splinter, Charles and Aidan discover they are not as far from the law as they had hoped.

Boston On Fire

Author: Stephanie Schorow
ISBN: 9781933212012
Size: 20.10 MB
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Fires and firefighting in Boston from the seventeenth century to the present. Includes the Great Fire of 1872, the Cocoanut Grove fire, the Vendome fire, and others.

The Boston Mob Guide

Author: Beverly Ford
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
ISBN: 1614233047
Size: 20.45 MB
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The capture of notorious mobster James "Whitey" Bulger closed an infamous chapter in Boston history. Yet the city's criminal underworld has a long and bloody rap sheet that stretches back to the beginning of the twentieth century. Boston journalists Beverly Ford and Stephanie Schorow reveal the underbelly of Boston through profiles of ruthless gangsters like Charles "King" Solomon, the Angiulo brothers, Joseph "The Animal" Barboza, Stephen "The Rifleman" Flemmi and many more. Ford and Schorow navigate the backrooms and seedy hangouts where deadly hits and lucrative heists were hatched to guide readers to the real story of Boston's gangster past.