Monday, September 10, 2012

All Aboard for Spectacle Island on Saturday, September 15th

Join Save the Harbor for a free cruise and treasure hunt on Spectacle Island!

On Saturday, September 15th, Save the Harbor / Save the Bay would like you, your family and your friends to join as we set sail on a free cruise to discover the "Treasures of Spectacle Island".

The trip will depart at 10:00 from the Bay State Cruise Company's dock at the World Trade Center in South Boston aboard the Provincetown II, and return to the dock at 2:30. It is easy to get to the dock by car or the Silver Line. You can get directions at

The cruise will be narrated by Save the Harbor's BayWatcher Bruce Berman and DCR Archaeologist Ellen Berkland, and will be led by Save the Harbor's youth program staff, who this year brought 6,000 youth and teens from across the city and around the region to Spectacle and Georges Island as part of their free "All Access Boston Harbor" program.

They will share their stories of the hidden treasures of the Boston Harbor Islands with you, and we are certain that you will come home with stories and memories which you can treasure yourself.

There will be plenty of time for exploring, hiking, and treasure hunting on the island, though we gently remind you to leave sea glass and artifacts on the beach where you found them. You can find out more about the "Treasures of Spectacle Island" on our website at

There will be  refreshments available for sale on the boat and at Jasper White's Summer Shack on Spectacle, though you are welcome to pack your own picnic lunch and bring it with you on the trip.

After the cruise, we encourage you to share your stories and photographs of your island adventure and the treasures you discovered with us on our page on facebook or send them to us by email to

We'll pick the best stories and photos from the trip and post them on our blog "Sea, Sand and Sky" at

If we choose your story, you will win a blue beach glass marble - and a chance to win 40,000 TrueBlue points from JetBlue Airways as part of our "Simply Marble-ous" treasure hunt, which runs through Columbus Day.

So bring a camera, a picnic lunch and your friends and family and enjoy a great day in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park with Save the Harbor / Save the Bay!

We hope to see you on Boston Harbor on the 15th!

All the best,

Your Friends at Save the Harbor / Save the Bay

PS. Though there is plenty of room on the boat, reservations are required.
Please RSVP to

This "Treasures of Spectacle Island" fall cruise is made possible by a grant from Mass Humanities.

Save the Harbor's free youth programs are made possible with Leadership Grants from Distrigas /GDF SUEZ, P. I. Garden Fund, Bay State Cruise Company, Forrest Berkley & Marcie Tyre Berkley, The Coca-Cola Foundation, The Ludcke Foundation, Yawkey Foundation II, The Fallon Company, Massachusetts Port Authority, P&G Gillette and Schrafft Charitable Trust.

Save the Harbor also appreciates funding support from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Dolphin Trust, Alice W. Dorr Foundation, Massachusetts Bay Lines, National Grid Foundation, John Hancock Financial Services, Lawrence J. & Anne Rubenstein Charitable Trust, Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation, Boston Bruins Foundation, Carnival Foundation, Clipper Ship Foundation, Inc., Jay Cashman, Inc., Mass Humanities, Bank of America Pavilion, Circle Furniture, Fuller Foundation, Thomas & Lucinda Foley, Lovett-Woodsum Family Charitable Foundation Inc., South Boston Community Development Corporation, Andus Baker & Rowan Murphy Family Foundation, Boston Centers for Youth and Families, Department of Conservation and Recreation, Martha Mazzone Charitable Gift Fund, Matthew J. & Gilda Strazzula Foundation, Bryce & Maryann Suydam, Community-Suffolk, Inc., DeMarco Produce, Miami Free Zone/Cargo Ventures and hundreds of individual small donors."

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