Sunday, September 20, 2015

Free Fall Cruise to Spectacle Island Saturday Sept. 26th!

On Saturday, September 26th, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will host a free “Treasures of Spectacle Island” cruise to spend a beautiful fall day in the Boston Harbor Islands National Park! Come enjoy the view from the highest hill on the Boston Harbor Islands, and hunt for sea glass on Treasure Beach.

Thanks to our partners at Mass Humanities, this year we are excited to announce that storyteller Norah Dooley will join us as Mary Read the Pirate, to share stories of shipwrecks, ghosts and pirates of Boston Harbor and to encourage you to share your stories as well.

We will begin boarding the Provincetown II at Bay State Cruise Company’s dock at the World Trade Center in South Boston at 9:30 AM for a 10:00 AM departure. We will return by 2:30 PM.

The snack bar on Spectacle Island will be open as well as the snack bar aboard the Provincetown II. You are also welcome to bring a picnic lunch—please remember that the Boston Harbor Islands have a “carry-on, carry-off” policy, so bring a bag for your trash!

Keep an eye out for marbles while exploring the beach—you could win a pair of JetBlue flights to any domestic destination they serve from Boston’s Logan Airport as part of the 2015 “Simply Marble-ous” Treasure Hunt! Take a picture of yourself with a marble and email it to with your name, neighborhood, and contact information to enter the contest! A winner will be chosen on October 31st.

The Bay State Cruise Company dock is easily accessed via the MBTA’s Silver Line. Parking is available in various lots and garages in the area. For MBTA and driving directions, visit

Reservations are required. Though there is plenty of room on the boat, space is still limited, so please RSVP to Amy Gaylord via email or phone to reserve your space: or 617-451-2860 x1008! 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, The Boston Foundation, Distrigas/GDF SUEZ, and The Coca-Cola Foundation.

Save the Harbor is grateful for Partnership Grants from Forrest Berkley & Marcie Tyre Berkley, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Chiofaro Company, The Clowes Fund, Marion L. Decrow Memorial Foundation, Alice Willard Dorr Foundation, The Fallon Company, Hampshire House Corporation – Cheers for Children, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., Mass Humanities, Massachusetts Bay Lines, Massachusetts Environmental Trust, Massachusetts Port Authority, National Grid Foundation, P&G Gillette, William E & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, and Mark Wahlberg Youth Foundation. 

Save the Harbor also appreciates funding support from 3A Marine Service, Arbella Insurance Group Charitable Foundation, Andus Baker & Rowan Murphy Family Fund, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, BOMA, Boston Bruins Foundation, Boston Global Investors, Boston Properties – Atlantic Wharf, Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Andrew J. Calamare, Carnival Foundation, Circle Furniture, The Daily Catch Seaport, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Ms. Wallace M. Leonard Foundation, Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Thomas & Lucinda Foley, HYM Investment Group Inc., Lovett-Woodsum Foundation, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, National Park Service, Nicholson Foundation, P&G Gillette, Reebok Foundation, Rockland Trust – Peoples Federal Foundation, Skanska, South Boston Community Development Foundation, Spectra Energy, Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation, Lawrence J. & Anne Rubenstein Foundation, Senior Housing Property Trust, South Boston Community Development Foundation, TD Bank Charitable Foundation, Kyle & Sara Warwick, and the hundreds of individual donors who help make these programs possible.

 Save the Harbor would also like to thank our partners at the Department of Conservation and Recreation, the Metropolitan Beaches Commission, the Boston Centers for Youth and Families and the YMCA of Greater Boston for their support.

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