Tuesday, October 13, 2015

Join Save the Harbor for a Free Fall Cruise to Discover the Treasures of Spectacle Island on Saturday, Oct. 24th

Please join us on Saturday, October 24th for our final free fall cruise of 2015 to Spectacle Island.

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.

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: Gaylord@savetheharbor.org or 617-451-2860 x1008! Please give us an accurate headcount so that we can accommodate as many guests as possible.

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 http://baystatecruisecompany.com/directions.php

The snack bar on Spectacle Island will be closed for the season, but the snack bar aboard the Provincetown II will be serving snacks and drinks. You are also welcome and encouraged to bring a picnic lunch, but please remember that the Boston Harbor Islands have a “carry-on, carry-off” policy. Please bring a bag for your trash, and remember to dress in warm layers, as the weather is often a bit cooler and breezier on the water and the islands!

Mass Humanities scholar and storyteller Norah Dooley will join us as Mary Read the Pirate. She will share her stories of Boston Harbor's past and encourage you to share your stories as well.

Thanks to our partners at the National Park Service, who are celebrating their 100th Anniversary, for helping to make this free fall cruise possible and for encouraging all of us to find our park and share our stories.

Learn more at http://findyourpark.com/find

Thanks to our partners at the Department of Conservation and Recreation and Bay State Cruise Company. Thanks as well to all our youth and beach program funders for their support.

Hope to see you on Boston Harbor on the 24th!

P.S. Find a blue marble on Spectacle Island - or any beach from Nahant to Nantasket - and you could win a pair of round trip flights on JetBlue 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 info@savetheharbor.org with your name, neighborhood, and contact information to enter the contest.

 You can also buy a Virtual Marble online today for just $10 for your chance to win. The winner will be chosen on October 31st.

To find out more about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the work we do to restore and protect Boston Harbor, the Boston Harbor Islands and the region’s public beaches from Nahant to Nantasket, visit our website.

To find out more about our free beach and island programs read our blog Sea, Sand & Sky and follow savetheharbor on Facebook and Twitter.

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, The Coca-Cola Foundation and Distrigas/GDF SUEZ.

Save the Harbor is grateful for Partnership Grants from Forrest Berkley & Marcie Tyre Berkley, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, Boston Properties – Atlantic Wharf, The Chiofaro Company, The Clowes Fund, Marion L. Decrow Memorial Foundation, Alice Willard Dorr Foundation, Eastern Salt Company Inc., The Fallon Company, Hampshire House Corporation – Cheers for Children, John Hancock Financial Services, Inc., Mass Humanities, Massachusetts Bay Lines, 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, Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, BOMA Boston, Boston Bruins Foundation, Boston Global Investors, Breckinridge Capital Advisors, Andrew J. Calamare, Camp Harbor View Foundation, Carnival Foundation, Circle Furniture, The Daily Catch Seaport, Eastern Bank Charitable Foundation, Paul & Phyllis Fireman Charitable Foundation, Thomas & Lucinda Foley, Legal Sea Foods, Ms. Wallace M. Leonard Foundation, Mass Bay Credit Union, HYM Investment Group Inc., Sherry & Alan Leventhal Family Foundation, Lovett-Woodsum Foundation, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, National Park Service, Nicholson Foundation, Randy Peeler & Kate Kellogg, Reebok Foundation, Rockland Trust – Peoples Federal Foundation, Skanska, South Boston Community Development Foundation, Spectra Energy, Lawrence J. & Anne Rubenstein Foundation, Senior Housing Property Trust, South Boston Community Development Foundation, Storm Duds, Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation, TD Bank Charitable Foundation, UDR, and Kyle & Sara Warwick.

Special thanks to the hundreds of individual donors and to 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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