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the Hull Gut is part of Hull, MA .

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Bottleneck

Bottleneck
Made by gsgeorge
This was taken from the window of an airplane after takeoff from Logan International Airport in Boston. It is looking down on two of the many islands that are clustered around Boston Harbor. This particular strait, which is called Hull Gut, was mighty busy on this day. The island on the left is actually attached to the Massachusetts mainland by an extremely narrow strip of land. Although small, it has a few buildings and is powered by a single windmill. It appears to be some kind of Coast Guard or docking station. The island on the right is Paddocks Island. The cluster of cottages is Fort Andrews, a historic fort which assisted in harbor defense between 1904 and the end of WWII. It looks like it would be a nice place to visit with its high bluffs and 188 acres of dense forests. This area of the the Atlantic coast is particularly interesting to fly over, and anyone flying into or out of Logan Airport on a sunny, clear day can get some great views of the surrounding landscape. At the time I took this picture, I had no idea what the islands were called. By coincidence I came across a map of the Boston Harbor islands and looking at two islands on the map I was reminded of this photo. After some additional research, I realized that this photograph was, indeed, of the islands I was looking at on the map.

The Wind Never Sleeps

The Wind Never Sleeps
Made by yelovet00
This silent giant spins quietly in Hull, Massachusetts. Erected in 2001, it's tower stands about 160 feet high with a rotor diameter of 150 feet. Out at the point, to take night pictures of Boston from across the water, I was taken by both its immense size and omminous pressence. It isn't totally silent, there is a slight whirring sound that gives a hint the awesome power it produces. I have since learned that there is a second even bigger wind turbine in Hull standing 330 feet tall, erected in 2006. I somehow missed that one in the dark. I was surprised at how many stars I could see in the night sky so near to the lights of Boston. The tower is lit almost exclusively by the sweep of a lighthouse beacon several miles away. For greater detail please

Boston Glow

Boston Glow
Made by yelovet00
This is an almost 5 minute exposure of the lights of the City of Boston taken from the farthest point of land in Hull, Massachusetts. It was very dark with the only light coming from the sweep of the light from the Graves Lighthouse, several miles behind me, and the ambient light from the Town of Hull. The exposure time was purely arbitrary. It was a very hazy night and the lights in Boston reflecting off the haze are actually over exposed. This view is looking almost directly at Logan Airport. The long straight streak of light just above the horizon on the left is a plane landing at Logan. Please

The Coast Guard

The Coast Guard
Made by scotteisenphotography
Well there was something in the water that looked much like a floating body so someone called it in. There was a large response from the town but it turned out to be a false alarm. I was there shooting some large format film so I wasn't actually there for this event alone. They called the Coast Guard in too.

Chapel, in sun

Chapel, in sun
Made by Margo and George
Notice the bathouse unobtrusively added in the upper corner there? The island is home to a small population of both the small and large brown bat species (who are threatened by the 'white nose fungus'). I'm a fan of bats...they're pollinators and each bat eats thousands of bugs every night.

Hull #1

Hull #1
Made by Marcfoto
One of two wind turbines installed by the town in Hull, Massachusetts. This one (Hull #1) was installed in 2001 and is located at the end of the point at the high school. Must be distracting for baseball though. www.hullwind.org/

Out to Sea

Out to Sea
Made by EMA Dharma Bum
When I went to this place (Hull, MA) over the summer, a series of afternoon thunderstorms came through. From Pemberton (sic?) point here you can see across Boston Harbor where the rain is coming down on the city. Hopefully this sailboat can outrun the storm.

Windmill Fun

Windmill Fun
Made by TheBeachSaint
Someday I will be really satisfied with a shot of a wind turbine. In the meantime, I'm gonna have fun. HDRtist Pro Rendering - www.ohanaware.com/hdrtistpro/

Burnt_Hull_1998

Burnt_Hull_1998
Made by tjfuss
One side of this hull was burnt to a crisp while the other side retained the original brightly colored (though peeling) paint. Found along the shoreline of the nantasket penninsula near Hull, MA. (Burnt Hull in Hull?)

Fort Revere KK

Fort Revere KK
Made by Karin Kallmaker
Taken at Fort Revere, just north of Hull. It overlooks Boston Harbor and was active from 1704 to 1947. For a time it was a semaphore signalling station informing merchants of arriving vessels.

Promises promises

Promises promises
Made by dedgekko64-Dorothy
Why do I believe All of your promises You knew you'd never keep Promises promises Why do I believe (I don't know why that song popped into my head when I saw this seagull...lol)

Rescue Boat

Rescue Boat
Made by boston7513 Kevin
Still waiting for a day that will never come 1/4 mile away is modern coast guard station, we've come a long way since the was the only lifeline for mariners in need.

Build Your own Crab Playset.

Build Your own Crab Playset.
Made by Cutting Monkey
Found a lot of crab pieces on the seashore, but could somebody PLEASE tell what creature the long spike on the right is from?? It's 7 inches long and VERY sharp.

Hull, Mass. Turbine

Hull, Mass. Turbine
Made by WBUR
Land-based turbine in Hull, Mass. >> >Renewable Energies in Mass. Part 1

Moon over Boston

Moon over Boston
Made by yelovet00
This is a more conventional exposure showing the moon over the Boston skyline as seen from Hull, Massachusetts.

boston_skyline

boston_skyline
Made by fdmount
Passenger jet on approach to Logan International Airport in Boston, MA. Uploaded for DPS Forum photo assignment.

Inside the fire control tower

Inside the fire control tower
Made by nsub1
The eerie stripes are caused by my camera strap getting in the way of the flash. I thought it looked cool.

Hull Windmill

Hull Windmill
Made by pixelyne
Yes, I know it's not milling anything and it's actually a turbine, but I will always call them windmills.

Hull Wind 1

Hull Wind 1
Made by ophis
160 ft, 660-kW. Erected 2001 beside high school and Hull Gut. Moon Island at rear. Hull, MA 11/1207

Boston Harbor Island Map

Boston Harbor Island Map
Made by davidsmith@snet.net
Our trip from under the windmill at Pemberton Point in Hull to the Graves was about 11.5 miles.



Nearest places of interest:

Battery Cushing
Fort Andrews
Hogg Island / Spinnaker Island
Grape Island
  OM (Outer Marker - Marker Esterno) - pista/runway 33L - Aeroporto BOSTON - GENERAL EDWARD LAWRENCE LOGAN INTL (BOS)
Hull Wind Turbine
Battery Lowell
Battery Bartlett

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