Wednesday, October 8, 2014

Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay Hosts its Second Free Cruise to Spectacle Island on Saturday, October 25th!

All of us at Save the Harbor invite you to join us on a free cruise to Spectacle Island on Saturday, October 25th to enjoy a beautiful fall day on Boston Harbor and discover the "Treasures of Spectacle Island."

Nearly 400 people joined us on our September trip, so reserve your space now and read about it here

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. 

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. 

Though the snack bar on Spectacle Island is closed for the season, there will be refreshments available for sale on the boat. We suggest you pack a picnic lunch to bring with you on the trip, as well as a bag for your trash. 

Also keep in mind that the weather is often cooler on the water and the islands, so dress in warm layers!

We will be teaching everyone our favorite sea shanty, "Haul Away Joe", then encouraging all guests to come up with an original verse of their own. Sing your verse for a Save the Harbor staff member, or take a video of you singing your verse and share it with us on our page on Facebook at or sent it to us by email at

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 enters the contest 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.

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. 

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 25th! 

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

For more information about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay,
visit our website at, join savetheharbor on Facebook or follow savetheharbor on Twitter

1 comment:

Unknown said...

Best times ever are with SHSB out on the Islands! Ty