Contact us to see this Beautiful Brick & Beam, South Facing Townhouse at Harbor’s Edge!
Operation Sail, Inc. (OpSail), a national non-profit organization, will be bringing tall ships to Boston this summer! This summer’s festivities will be a celebration of the 200th anniversary of the War of 1812 and the Star Spangled Banner. The ships will sail into Boston on June 30th and depart from Boston on July 5th.
When asked about this summer’s activities, Jose Fuentes, Chairman of Operation Sail, Inc. said, “Partnership with U.S. Navy in this magnificent international Waterfront spectacle in Boston will showcase the character-building aspects of sail training and why it is so important to preserve our maritime heritage”.
The two primary locations for the ships will be Fish Pier, located in the Seaport District, and the Charlestown Navy Yard. As these boats sail along Boston’s Harbor, various activities will be held along the Boston Harborwalk.
Boston’s Waterfront district was once little more than a barrier between the financial hub of the city and the famously, shamefully dirty water of the Harbor. The elevated expressway, referred to by Mayor Menino as “Boston’s other Green Monster” and a notable emblem of the former state of the city’s urban infrastructure, has given way to a picturesque, verdant promenade, the Rose Kennedy Greenway. Plantings revealed at the groundbreaking ceremony in 2008 are now beginning to mature and shade the walkways and benches of the Greenway, and various initiatives have brought road and foot traffic right to the water’s edge – revealing a startling transformation.
The Waterfront today stands as a shining example of progressive development and positive local government influence. The neighborhood is now brimming with activity, from pedestrians and bicyclists enjoying the 47 miles of shoreline on the easily accessible HarborWalk to new construction reaching for the sky from such formerly unlikely places as South Boston. There are even plans to operate a water taxi from East Boston’s Maverick Square to Fan Pier in the Waterfront, which would make East Boston a viable and attractive location for those in search of an easy commute downtown.
Tireless effort by advocacy groups such as the Boston Harbor Association have finally transformed what was in recent memory little more than an eyesore into a residential and commercial district flush with opportunity. The harbor itself was even recently referred to by the EPA as a “great American jewel” – a far cry from the dark days of pollution and neglect, and a source of much pride for those who have dedicated their lives to revitalizing this quintessentially American landmark.
Stop by the Waterfront at any given time and you will be treated to visions of locals and tourists alike strolling the sprawling HarborWalk and enjoying a picnic on the Greenway – to those who have witnessed the transformation at hand, it’s a refreshing sight to behold. To find out more about our neighborhood and the many reasons to visit or call Boston’s Waterfront home, contact the local experts at CL Waterfront Properties today.
Just because you are not a sailboat owner does not mean that you cannot enjoy a beautiful day sailing along Boston Harbor.
At Lewis Wharf there is the Boston Sailing Center, open from 9AM until sunset from May through October, where you can choose from their large fleet of boats. At Boston Sailing Center you can enjoy sailing along Boston’s historic Waterfront, or even take overnight trips to Martha’s Vineyard, Provincetown and Newport.
Located at Rowes Wharf, The Boston Harbor Sailing Club, offers professional sailing instruction and a fleet of sixty-seven yachts ranging from twenty-three to thirty-nine feet. This sailing club also offers memberships and makes the water’s of New England accessible and affordable to the public.
Conveniently located in Boston’s Navy Yard at Flagship Wharf, The Courageous Sailing Center offers a wide array of sailing classes and memberships to the public. These three great locations along the Waterfront make the thrill of sailing available for anyone up to the challenge.
Some locations also offer an opportunity to sharpen your sailing skills in the off season, like “Frostbite Racing” Boston Sailing Center offers from November through March.
Boston Sailing Center
Boston Harbor Sailing Club
Courageous Sailing Center
What better way to start the summer than on a beautiful day on a sailboat in the Boston Harbor! Here’s an event you don’t want to miss out on. Read all about it!
Boston Sailing Center will hold a weekend of free sailing on the Boston Harbor Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 1st, from 1:00pm to 5:00pm.
Celebrate the start of summer in New England with free sailing trips on the Boston historic waterfront. The Boston Sailing Center is offering skippered sailboat rides during their annual Open House celebration from 1:00pm to 5:00pm on Saturday, April 30th, and Sunday, May 1st. Sailors of all abilities are welcome to join the fun.
Sails will be conducted by the Center’s teaching staff & members, aboard 25 sailboats ranging in length from 24 to 40 feet. The Center will be offering 10% discounts on courses and memberships, as well as $100 off the award-winning, 26-hour Learn to Sail program. The Center’s staff will also be on hand to answer any questions about the Center’s Learn to Sail program, year-round sailing memberships, corporate charters, and more.
The Boston Sailing Center has offered the highest quality sailing instruction anywhere, at any level of experience, from beginner to racer to offshore cruiser for over 30 years. Based on a converted Louisiana Riverboat located in the North End, the center has an active member base of more than 400 local sailors and a well-deserved reputation as the premier destination for sailing in New England.
For more information contact the BSC at (617) 227-4198 or visit www.bostonsailingcenter.com.