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Encyclopedia > Port of Boston
Long Wharf in waterfront downtown Boston was once the main commercial wharf of the port, but is now used by ferries and cruise boats.
Long Wharf in waterfront downtown Boston was once the main commercial wharf of the port, but is now used by ferries and cruise boats.

The Port of Boston is a major seaport located in Boston Harbor and adjacent to the City of Boston. It is the largest port in Massachusetts as well as being one of the principal ports on the east coast of the United States. Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 698 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Port of Boston Long Wharf (Boston) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2160x1440, 698 KB) File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Port of Boston Long Wharf (Boston) Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital camera... Long Wharf Gardiner Building (center) and Marriot Hotel (left) on Long Wharf Viewing plaza at end of Long Wharf Constructed in the 17th century, the Long Wharf in downtown Boston, Massachusetts was once the focal point of that citys shipping industry. ... It has been suggested that this article or section be merged with Port. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... This article is about the U.S. State. ...


The Port of Boston was historically important for the growth of the City of Boston, and was originally located in what is now the downtown area of the city. Land reclamation and conversion to other uses means that downtown area no longer handles commercial traffic, although there is still considerable ferry and leisure usage of the downtown waterfront. Today the principal cargo handling facilities are located in the Boston neighborhoods of Charlestown, East Boston, and South Boston, and in the neighbouring city of Everett. Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910. ... East Boston is a gritty blue-collar neighborhood that is separated from the rest of the city of Boston by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ...

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Geography

Boston Harbor is a large harbor which constitutes the western extremity of Massachusetts Bay. The harbor is sheltered from Massachusetts Bay and the open Atlantic Ocean by a combination of the Winthrop Peninsula and Deer Island to the north, the hooked Nantasket Peninsula and Point Allerton to the south, and the harbor islands in the middle. The harbor is often described as being split into an inner harbor and an outer harbor.[1][2][3] For other uses, see Harbor (disambiguation). ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ...   Nickname: Winthrop-by-the-Sea Settled: 1635 â€“ Incorporated: 1852 Zip Code(s): 02152 â€“ Area Code(s): 617 / 857 Official website: http://www. ... 1888 German map of Boston Harbor showing Deer Island on the middle righthand side. ...


Outer harbor

The outer harbor stretches to the south and east of the inner harbor. To its landward side, and moving in an anti-clockwise direction, the harbor is made up of the three large bays of Dorchester Bay, Quincy Bay and Hingham Bay. To seaward, the two deep water anchorages of President Roads and Nantasket Roads are separated by Long Island. The outer harbor is fed by several rivers, including the Neponset River, the Weymouth Fore River, the Weymouth Back River and the Weir River.[1][2][3] A clockwise motion is one that proceeds like the clocks hands: from the top to the right, then down and then to the left, and back to the top. ... This article is about the island Long Island, Boston. ... The Neponset River is a river in eastern Massachusetts. ... Map of the Weymouth watershed. ... The Weymouth Back River, sometimes called Back River, is a short, primarily tidal river in Hingham and Weymouth, Massachusetts, about 10 miles south of Boston. ...


Dredged deep water channels stretch from President Roads to the inner harbor, and from Nantasket Roads to the Weymouth Fore River. Some commercial port facilities are located in the Fore River area, an area which has a history of shipbuilding including the notable Fore River Shipyard.[1][2][3] Men from Francisco de Orellanas expedition building a small brigantine, the San Pedro, to be used in the search for food Shipbuilding is the construction of ships. ... Fore River Ship and Engine Company was a shipyard in the United States during the late 1800s and early 1900s. ...


Harbor islands

Boston Harbor contains a considerable number of islands, most of which are part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. The following islands exist within the harbor: The Harbor Islands of Boston Harbor, Boston, Massachusetts, are a collection of 34 islands, many of which are open for public recreation and some of which are very small and best suited for wildlife. ...

Boston's skyline as seen from Spectacle Island's visitor welcome center.
Boston's skyline as seen from Spectacle Island's visitor welcome center.

Two former islands, Castle Island and Deer Island, still exist in a recognisable form. Castle Island was joined to the mainland by land reclamation, whilst Deer Island ceased to be an island when the channel which formerly separated it from the mainland was filled in by a hurricane in 1938. Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Image File history File links No higher resolution available. ... Spectacle Island is an island in Boston Harbor, Massachusetts, United States. ... Bumpkin Island, also known as Round Island, Bomkin Island, Bumkin Island or Wards Island, is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Button Island is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Calf Island, also known as Apthorps Island, is a windswept island situated some 9 miles offshore of downtown Boston in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Gallops Island (center) as viewed from Fort Warren on Georges Island. ... Georges Island is one of the islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Grape Island is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Great Brewster Island (left), Middle Brewster Island (left rear) and Little Brewster Island (right, with lighthouse) in Boston Harbor as viewed from Fort Warren on Georges Island. ... Green Island, also known as North Brewster Island, is a rocky outer island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, to the north of Calf Island and Hypocrite Channel. ... Located in Quincy Bay, Massachusetts, Hangman Island is a barren outcrop of bedrock. ... Langlee Island or Langley Island is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Little Brewster Island with Boston Light Little Brewster Island is a rocky outer island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Little Calf Island is a small rocky island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, some 9 miles offshore from downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... This article is about the island Long Island, Boston. ... Lovells Island as viewed from Fort Warren on Georges Island. ... Middle Brewster Island is a one of the rugged outer islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, situated some 9 miles offshore of downtown Boston. ... Moon Island is situated in Quincy Bay, in the middle of Boston Harbor, Massachusetts. ... Nixes Mate, also known as Nixes Island, Nixs Mate and Nicks Mate, is one of the smaller islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Outer Brewster Island, also known as Outward Island, is a one of the outer islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area and is situated some 10 miles offshore of downtown Boston. ... Peddocks Island is one of the islands in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... Raccoon Island is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, situated just offshore of Houghs Neck in the city of Quincy. ... Ragged Island is a island in the U.S. state of Massachusetts, a part of the Boston Harbor Islands. ... Rainsford Island from the water Rainsford Island is a 21 acre island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, situated between Long Island and Peddocks Island. ... Sarah Island is an island in the Hingham Bay area of the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area. ... The Shag Rocks are barren rocks in Massachusetts Bay, within the city limits of Boston. ... 1888 map of Boston Harbor showing Snake Island on the middle righthand side. ... Spectacle Island is an island in Boston Harbor, situated some 4 miles offshore of downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Spinnaker Island, also known as Hog Island, is an island in the Hingham Bay area of Boston Harbor in Massachusetts. ... The Graves is a group of small barren islands in Massachusetts Bay, located within the city limits of Boston, USA. These small islands are northeast of the Roaring Bulls and far northwest of Three and One-half Fathom Ledge. ... Thompson Island is an island in the Boston Harbor Islands National Recreation Area, some 4 miles offshore from downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Castle Island is a 22 acre (89,000 m²) major recreation site located in South Boston on Boston Harbor, owned by the Department of Conservation and Recreation. ... 1888 German map of Boston Harbor showing Deer Island on the middle righthand side. ... Land reclamation is either of two distinct practices. ... This article is about weather phenomena. ...


Two other former islands, Apple Island and Governors Island, have been subsumed into land reclamation for Logan International Airport. 1888 map of Boston Harbor showing Apple Island before the airport was built. ... 1888 map of Boston Harbor showing Governors Island before the airport was built. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ...


Traffic

Container ship being unloaded at Conley Terminal.
An LNG carrier passes just offshore of downtown Boston, under Coast Guard and police escort.
An LNG carrier passes just offshore of downtown Boston, under Coast Guard and police escort.

In 2006, the port handled over 14 million metric tons of cargo, including 201,000 container TEUs. Other major forms of cargo processed at the port include petroleum, liquefied natural gas (LNG), automobiles, cement, gypsum, and salt. There were about 208,000 cruise ship passengers and 81 cruise ship visits that year.[4] Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1191x630, 198 KB) Summary Edited version of ConleyTerminalBoston. ... Image File history File links Download high resolution version (1191x630, 198 KB) Summary Edited version of ConleyTerminalBoston. ... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2157x870, 188 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Boston, Massachusetts Port of Boston Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Image File history File linksMetadata Download high-resolution version (2157x870, 188 KB) Summary Licensing File links The following pages on the English Wikipedia link to this file (pages on other projects are not listed): Boston, Massachusetts Port of Boston Metadata This file contains additional information, probably added from the digital... Year 2006 (MMVI) was a common year starting on Sunday of the Gregorian calendar. ... A tonne (also called metric ton) is a non-SI unit of mass, accepted for use with SI, defined as: 1 tonne = 103 kg (= 106 g). ... Shipping containers at a terminal in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... Pumpjack pumping an oil well near Lubbock, Texas Ignacy Łukasiewicz - inventor of the refining of kerosene from crude oil. ... Liquefied natural gas or LNG is natural gas that has been processed to remove either valuable components e. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ... In the most general sense of the word, cement is a binder, a substance which sets and hardens independently, and can bind other materials together. ... It has been suggested that Selenite be merged into this article or section. ... For other uses, see Salt (disambiguation). ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ...


In the wake of the September 11, 2001 attacks, there have been concerns about the security of LNG shipments within Boston Harbor, and increased fear of terrorism. Because of the location of the LNG terminal in the Mystic River, tankers traveling to and from the facility are forced to pass directly offshore of downtown Boston. During their voyage through the harbor, they are protected by a security zone that extends 2 miles in front of the vessel, 1 mile behind it, and more than half a mile on either side. This zone is enforced by escort vessels provided by the Coast Guard and State Police. The Tobin Bridge is closed as the escort passes under it, and boating is forbidden within the security zone. As of 2005, there have been proposals to construct an offshore LNG facility in Massachusetts Bay.[5] A sequential look at United Flight 175 crashing into the south tower of the World Trade Center The September 11, 2001 attacks (often referred to as 9/11—pronounced nine eleven or nine one one) consisted of a series of coordinated terrorist[1] suicide attacks upon the United States, predominantly... Terrorist redirects here. ... USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the United States armed forces a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ... The Massachusetts State Police (MSP) is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts Executive Office of Public Safety responsible for criminal law enforcement and traffic vehicle regulation across the state. ... Bostons North End and the Tobin Bridge The Maurice J. Tobin Memorial Bridge, operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority, carries U.S. Highway 1 over the Mystic River in Massachusetts between Charlestown and Chelsea. ... 2005 is a common year starting on Saturday of the Gregorian calendar. ... Map of Massachusetts Bay. ...


The MBTA operates commuter boats between Long Wharf and Rowes Wharf on the downtown Boston waterfront to Hingham, Hull, Quincy, and Logan Airport as well as inner harbor ferries between downtown Boston, Charlestown, and South Boston. Other fast passenger ferries operate to Provincetown and Salem. Several companies operate cruise boats on the harbor, whilst water taxis operate from various points on the downtown Boston waterfront, Logan Airport, Charlestown, East Boston, and South Boston.[6] Ferries are also provided for travel amongst the harbor islands. The Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authority (MBTA) is a body politic and corporate, and a political subdivision of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts [2] formed in 1964 to finance and operate most bus, subway, commuter rail and ferry systems in the greater Boston, Massachusetts area. ... Long Wharf Gardiner Building (center) and Marriot Hotel (left) on Long Wharf Viewing plaza at end of Long Wharf Constructed in the 17th century, the Long Wharf in downtown Boston, Massachusetts was once the focal point of that citys shipping industry. ... Rowes Wharf is a modern development situated in downtown Boston, Massachusetts. ... Hingham is a town in Plymouth County on the South Shore of Massachusetts. ... Hull is a town in Plymouth County, Massachusetts, United States. ... Location in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Norfolk County Settled 1625 Incorporated 1792 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor William J. Phelan Area  - City  26. ... Nickname: Location in Barnstable County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Barnstable County Settled 1700 Incorporated 1727 Government  - Type Open town meeting  - Town    Manager Sharon Lynn Area  - Town  17. ... Nickname: Location in Essex County in Massachusetts Coordinates: , Country State County Essex County Settled 1626 Incorporated 1626 A City 1836 Government  - Type Mayor-council city  - Mayor Kimberley Driscoll Area  - City  18. ... A New York Water Taxi docks at Pier 11 near Wall Street. ...


Port facilities

Ground transportation

The Port of Boston has access to I-90, I-93, I-95, and US 1. A CSX rail yard in the Boston neighborhood of Brighton serves the port. On-dock rail connections exist but are not currently used (as of 2007). There is public transit access via the MBTA Silver line routes SL2 and SL3. Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... Interstate 93 is an interstate highway in the New England section of the United States. ... Interstate 95 is 92 miles in the state of Massachusetts. ... United States Highway 1 is a United States highway which parallels the east coast of the United States. ... “Boston” redirects here. ... Cemetary and apartment houses along Commonwealth Avenue, Brighton, near Chandlers Pond Brighton is a neighborhood of the City of Boston, Massachusetts. ... Map The Silver Line is the Massachusetts Bay Transportation Authoritys (MBTAs) sole Bus Rapid Transit (BRT) line, running in two, unconnected sections, from Dudley Square in Roxbury to downtown Boston, Massachusetts and from South Station to several points in South Boston and to Logan Airport in East Boston. ...


Massport facilities

The public facilities, operated by the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), are located in the neighborhoods of Charlestown, East Boston, and South Boston. Charlestown contains facilities for bulk cargo as well as for automobile shipping and processing while East Boston contains a shipyard and marina. The majority of Massport's seaport facilities are in South Boston, which contains facilities for bulk cargo, containers, seafood, and cruise ship passengers. Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, is an independent agency of the state of Massachusetts. ... Birdseye view of Boston, Charlestown, and Bunker Hill between 1890 and 1910. ... East Boston is a gritty blue-collar neighborhood that is separated from the rest of the city of Boston by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... “Car” and “Cars” redirect here. ...

  • Black Falcon Cruise Terminal (South Boston)
  • Boston Fish Pier (South Boston) - The oldest continuously operated fish pier in the United States, this facility houses companies dedicated to the processing and shipment of seafood.
  • Conley Terminal (South Boston) - Conley Terminal serves as the container facility for the Port of Boston. Started as the Castle Island Terminal by Sea-Land Corporation, Massport consolidated all container operations at Conley and dredged the entrance channel to a depth of 45 feet in the mid-1990s. Today, the facility is capable of handling Panamax and post-Panamax container ships.
  • Moran Autoport (Charlestown) - Now dedicated exclusively to the processing and shipping of automobiles, Moran once served as a common-use container facility.

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Non-Massport facilities

Aside from a US Coast Guard facility, the Port of Boston has facilities dedicated to bulk cargo, petroleum, and LNG shipment and storage. These are primarily located on the Mystic River, notably along the city of Everett waterfront as well as the Chelsea River area of East Boston. The Chelsea River depots also contain facilities handling jet fuel for Logan International Airport. USCG HH-65 Dolphin USCG HH-60J JayHawk The United States Coast Guard (USCG) is at all times a branch of the United States armed forces a maritime law enforcement agency, and a federal regulatory body. ... Everett is a city in Middlesex County, Massachusetts near Boston. ... East Boston is a gritty blue-collar neighborhood that is separated from the rest of the city of Boston by Boston Harbor and bordered by Winthrop, Revere, and the Chelsea Creek. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ...


The naval frigate USS Constitution ("Old Ironsides") is berthed at the former Charlestown Navy Yard, now part of the Boston National Historical Park. The park is also home to the USS Cassin Young a World War II museum ship. A World War II era dry dock in the park was used for Constitution's 1992 overhaul. Two other WW II era drydocks in the harbor are still operational (as of 2007), including Dry Dock Number 3 — the largest dry dock on the U.S. East Coast. “ Old Ironsides ” redirects here. ... The Boston Navy Yard, originally Charlestown Navy Yard and after 1945 Boston Naval Shipyard, was one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities of the United States Navy. ... Discover the revolutionary generation of Bostonians who blazed a trail from colonialism to independence. ... USS Cassin Young (DD-793), a Fletcher-class destroyer, was a ship of the United States Navy named for Captain Cassin Young (1894–1942), who was awarded the Medal of Honor after Pearl Harbor and killed in the Naval Battle of Guadalcanal. ... Combatants Allied powers: China France Great Britain Soviet Union United States and others Axis powers: Germany Italy Japan and others Commanders Chiang Kai-shek Charles de Gaulle Winston Churchill Joseph Stalin Franklin Roosevelt Adolf Hitler Benito Mussolini Hideki Tōjō Casualties Military dead: 17,000,000 Civilian dead: 33,000... USS Wisconsin, one of three Iowa class battleships opened to the public as a museum, and was one of two Iowas maintained in the US Mothball fleet. ... U.S. Navy submarine USS Greeneville in dry dock following collision with a fishing boat. ...


History

A map of Boston Harbor from 1888
Boston waterfront c. 1906
Topographic map of Boston Harbor
Topographic map of Boston Harbor

Before the colonization of the Americas, the area served as a trading post for Native Americans in the region. After the establishment of the Boston settlement by John Winthrop in 1630 and the creation of a local shipbuilding industry, the port served the rapidly expanding American colonies. During that time, trade involved finished goods from England in exchange for lumber, fully constructed vessels, rum, and salted fish. 1888 German Map of Boston - From the German Wikipedia interesting! German Leuchtturm = lighthouse (bottom right); couldnt find any other German words though. ... 1888 German Map of Boston - From the German Wikipedia interesting! German Leuchtturm = lighthouse (bottom right); couldnt find any other German words though. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 768 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (5152 × 4024 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 768 × 600 pixelsFull resolution (5152 × 4024 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 458 pixelsFull resolution (1278 × 732 pixel, file size: 2. ... Image File history File links Size of this preview: 800 × 458 pixelsFull resolution (1278 × 732 pixel, file size: 2. ... John Winthrop (12 January 1587/8–26 March 1649) led a group of English Puritans to the New World, joined the Massachusetts Bay Colony in 1629 and was elected their first governor on April 8, 1630. ... Events February 22 - Native American Quadequine introduces Popcorn to English colonists. ... For other uses, see England (disambiguation). ...


With the rapid growth of the Mid-Atlantic colonies in the 1750s, the ports of New York and Philadelphia, Pennsylvania began to surpass Boston for inter-colony trade. In response, Bostonian merchants established trade with foreign nations besides Great Britain. This trade led to a huge increase in wealth amongst Bostonian merchants. However, the British government's imposition of regulations restricting trade to Great Britain, combined with newly enacted taxes on the colonists, caused Bostonian merchants to join the more radical elements in American society. After the Boston Tea Party, the British Parliament passed the Boston Port Act which shut down the port until the East India Company was compensated for the damaged tea. These actions led to the American Revolutionary War. Scientific navigation is developed The Seven Years War (1756-1763) fought between two rival alliances: the first consisting of the Kingdom of Great Britain, Hanover, and Prussia; the second consisting of Austria, France, Imperial Russia, Saxony, and Sweden. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Nickname: City of Brotherly Love, Philly, the Quaker City Motto: Philadelphia maneto (Let brotherly love continue) Location in Pennsylvania Coordinates: Country United States State Pennsylvania County Philadelphia Founded October 27, 1682 Incorporated October 25, 1701 Mayor John F. Street (D) Area    - City 369. ... This article is about a 1773 American protest. ... The Boston Port Act, passed by Britains Parliament and becoming law on 31 March 1774, is one of the measures (variously called the Intolerable Acts, the Punitive Acts or the Coercive Acts) that were designed to secure American dominions. ... The British East India Company, sometimes referred to as John Company, was the first joint-stock company (the Dutch East India Company was the first to issue public stock). ... This article is about military actions only. ...


Though economically devastated by the Revolutionary War, the Port of Boston was again prospering with trade with various foreign ports such as Shanghai. The port's fortunes were further augmented with a navy base at Charlestown. By the mid-1800s, the shipbuilding industry reached its peak as displayed by the clipper ships developed by Donald McKay. The port also saw many land reclamation projects and the construction of new piers. Alternate meanings: See Shanghai (disambiguation) Shanghai (Chinese: 上海; pinyin: shàng hǎi; Shanghainese IPA: /zɑ̃ hɛ/) is Chinas largest city and is situated on the banks of the Chang Jiang delta. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... Donald McKay (1810–1880) was a Canadian-born American designer and builder of sailing ships. ...


With the start of the Industrial Revolution in the United States, activity in the port turned towards trade between the states. Starting in the mid-1800s, the Port of Boston was eclipsed yet again by other eastern seaboard ports such New York City as local merchant companies were bought out by New York businessmen. In 1956, control of the port was handed to the Massachusetts Port Authority (Massport), which began the process of modernizing the port. During the 1980s and 1990s, a project dedicated to the cleanup of Boston Harbor was overseen by the Massachusetts Water Resource Authority (MWRA). A Watt steam engine, the steam engine that propelled the Industrial Revolution in Britain and the world. ... // Invention of the Jacquard loom in 1801. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... New York, New York and NYC redirect here. ... Year 1956 (MCMLVI) was a leap year starting on Sunday (link will display full calendar) of the Gregorian calendar. ... Massachusetts Port Authority, or Massport, is an independent agency of the state of Massachusetts. ... The 1980s refers to the years from 1980 to 1989. ... For the band, see 1990s (band). ... The Massachusetts Water Resources Authority is an agency of the Commonwealth of Massachusetts that provides wholesale drinking water and sewage services to certain municipalities and industrial users in the state. ...


In 1966, Sea-Land introduced containerized shipping and later established one of the first container ports on Castle Island, where Conley Terminal now stands. To meet the growing demand for container shipping, Massport constructed a common-use container port on what is now Moran Terminal. However, the port faced a setback with the closure of the Charlestown Navy Yard in 1974. Year 1966 (MCMLXVI) was a common year starting on Saturday (link will display full calendar) of the 1966 Gregorian calendar. ... Sea-Land Corporation was a United States shipping company that pioneered containerization. ... Shipping containers at a terminal in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... Shipping containers at a terminal in Port Elizabeth, New Jersey. ... The Boston Navy Yard, originally Charlestown Navy Yard and after 1945 Boston Naval Shipyard, was one of the oldest shipbuilding facilities of the United States Navy. ... Year 1974 (MCMLXXIV) was a common year starting on Tuesday (link will display full calendar) of the 1974 Gregorian calendar. ...


In the mid-1990s, the port went through another round of modernization. Container shipping operations were consolidated at Conley Terminal while Moran Terminal was dedicated to automobile shipping. A project of dredging the harbor commenced in 1997. Through the Central Artery/Tunnel Project (Big Dig), ground access to the South Boston facilities were improved with the extension of I-90 and the construction of the Ted Williams Tunnel linking South Boston with Logan International Airport. The port has also seen a burgeoning cruise industry as well as expanding commercial and residential developments on the Boston waterfront. For the band, see 1990s (band). ... For the band, see 1997 (band). ... CA/T logo Part of the Big Dig seen from the air. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... Interstate 90 is the longest interstate highway in the United States. ... The Ted Williams Tunnel (planned as the Third Harbor Tunnel, the Sumner and Callahan Tunnels being the first two) is the tunnel connecting South Boston with Bostons Logan International Airport. ... South Boston is a heavily populated neighborhood in Boston, Massachusetts, located south of the Fort Point Channel and abutting Dorchester Bay. ... For the Logan airport in Billings, Montana, see Billings Logan International Airport. ... Pacific Sky sails under Sydney Harbour Bridge A cruise ship or a cruise liner is a passenger ship used for pleasure voyages, where the voyage itself and the ships amenities are considered an essential part of the experience. ...


References

Specific

  1. ^ a b c Boston. GlobalSecurity.org. Retrieved on October 12, 2006.
  2. ^ a b c Through the Eyes of a Mariner: Touring the Port of Boston. Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Retrieved on October 12, 2006.
  3. ^ a b c "Boston Harbor and Approaches." Coast Pilot 1 - 35th Edition, 2005. NOAA Office of Coast Survey. 35th Edition. May 15, 2005.
  4. ^ MASSPORT - About the Port - Port Stats. Massachusetts Port Authority. Retrieved on February 24, 2007.
  5. ^ Lewis, Richard C (April 9, 2005). R.I. officials rap gas terminal expansion. Boston Globe. Retrieved on May 10, 2005.
  6. ^ MBTA Commuter and Excursion Boat Services. MBTA.com. Retrieved on May 28, 2005.

General

  1. Banner, David. "The History of Boston, Massachusetts." BOSTON HISTORY. 1997-2005. May 8, 2005.
  2. Jourgensen, Thor (May 9, 2005). Council to review LNG line project. The Daily Item of Lynn. May 10, 2005.
  3. "Boston Harbor and Approaches." Coast Pilot 1 - 35th Edition, 2005. NOAA Office of Coast Survey. 35th Edition. May 15, 2005.
  4. Massport - About the Port: History. May 2005.
  5. Seaport Advisory Council - The Port of Boston. May 2005.
  6. Through the Eyes of a Mariner: Touring the Port of Boston. May 2005.
  7. "Port Industry Statistics." AAPA Online. May 16, 2005.

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