Monday, September 15, 2014

Free "Treasures of Spectacle Island Cruise" on September 27th!!

On Saturday, September 27th Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay will host a free cruise to Spectacle Island to enjoy a beautiful fall day on Boston Harbor and discover the "Treasures of Spectacle Island!"

We will board the Provincetown II at Bay State Cruise Company's dock at the World Trade Center and set sail to Spectacle Island, which has been transformed from a landfill into a spectacular destination for residents and visitors alike.

Due to its long history there are many treasures to be found along the beach- including historic artifacts like sea glass, remnants of dolls and toys, and pottery. However, we gently remind you to leave sea glass and other artifacts on the beach where you found them.

Though the snack bar on the island is closed for the season, there will be refreshments available for sale on the Provincetown II. Of course you are more than welcome to pack a picnic lunch! Just remember to bring a bag for trash with you as there are no trash receptacles on the island. 
 The Massachusetts DCR encourages a 'leave no trace' policy in order to keep Boston Harbor clean! 

On the trip over to Spectacle we will be sharing our favorite sea shanty, "Haul Away Joe", and encouraging you to come up with an original verse of your own!  We'll pick our favorite renditions of "Haul Away Joe" from the trip and post them on our blog "Sea, Sand and Sky" at

Any brave soul that writes a new verse will receive a blue beach glass marble and a chance to win a round trip ticket to any non-stop domestic destination from JetBlue Airways as part of our "Simply Marble-ous" treasure hunt, which runs through Halloween!

Trip Details:

The trip will board the Provincetown II at 9:30 AM and depart at 10:00 AM from the Bay State Cruise Company's dock at the World Trade Center in South Boston, and return to the dock at 2:30 PM. It is easy to get to the boat by car or the MBTA’s Silver Line. You can view directions at

Reservations are required. Though there is plenty of room on the boat, space is still limited, so please RSVP to or call Amy at (617) 451-2860 x1008 to reserve your place!  Please give us an accurate headcount so that we can accommodate as many guests as possible.

Save the Harbor's free youth environmental education and family programs are made possible with Leadership Grants from Bay State Cruise Company, Distrigas/GDF SUEZ, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Ludcke Foundation, and the Yawkey Foundation II.

Save the Harbor is grateful for Partnership Grants from Forrest Berkley & Marcie Tyre Berkley, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Chiofaro Company, The Fallon Company, Hampshire House Corporation – Cheers for Children, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., Massachusetts Bay Lines, Massachusetts Port Authority, National Grid Foundation, P&G Gillette, William E & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, and the Clinton H. & Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust.

Save the Harbor also appreciates funding support from

Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation, Baystate Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, BCYF Curley Community Center, Blue Hills Bank Foundation, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, BOMA, Boston Bruins Foundation, Boston Center for Youth and Families, Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Carnival Foundation, Clippership Foundation, Circle Furniture, Community-Suffolk, Inc., Department of Conversation and Recreation, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation,Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation, Goulston & Storrs, HYM Investment Group Inc., Lovett Woodsum Family Foundation, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, National Park Service, Rowan Murphy & Andus Baker, P&G Gillette, Reebok Foundation, Santander Bank Foundation, South Boston Community Development Foundation, Thomas & Lucinda Foley, Red Sox Foundation, Lawrence J. & Anne Rubenstein Foundation, Senior Housing Property Trust, TD Charitable Foundation, YMCA of Greater Boston, and hundreds of individual donors.

We would also like to thank our Better Beaches Program funding partners for their support,  including the more than 500 participants in the 2014 Harpoon Helps Cupid Splash and: 

Comcast Massachusetts
Harold Whitworth Pierce Charitable Trust
Harpoon Brewery
JetBlue Airways
Mass Bay Credit Union
National Grid
P&G Gillette
Russo Marine

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