Sunday, July 1, 2018

565 People Join Save the Harbor for the First Free Share the Harbor Cruise of the Season

On Monday Save the Harbor/Save the Bay hosted 565 people on Bay State Cruise Company’s flagship Provincetown II on a free “Share the Harbor” cruise to Boston Light.

You can make a reservation for Save the Harbor’s next free Share the Harbor cruises to Georges Island on July 3rd and July 5th here and cruises later in the summer here.

 The weather was perfect for the more than 500 people who came out to see Boston Light.

“It’s great to see so many people enjoying our spectacular harbor and learning about our shared history on a summer evening,” said Chris Mancini, Vice President for Operations and Programs at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “What a nice way to start the summer, with so many new friends.”

On Monday evening, author Eric Jay Dolin offered wheelhouse narration based on his best-selling book “Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse”, while Save the Harbor’s crew of performing pirates shared songs and stories of sea. As the ship approached the oldest and only manned lighthouse in the nation, Sally Snowman, the 70th keeper of Boston Light, greeted the ship and passengers with wave and a shout from the shore.

The crowd waved to Sally Snowman who came out to greet the boat.

“It was terrific to see Sally Snowman at Boston Light” said Bruce Berman, Director of Strategy and Communications at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay.  “The sky and the sea were beautiful, and it was great to share the harbor with so many new people from across the city and around the region.”

The sun began to set as the boat returned to Boston.

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay would like to thank our partners at Mass Humanities for their support of this new initiative, and Bay State Cruise Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and Distrigas/ENGIE for their Leadership Grants which make all our free programs possible.

Save the Harbor is grateful for Partnership Grants from Boston Properties - Atlantic Wharf, Eastern Salt Company, Inc., Fan Pier - The Fallon Company, John Hancock Financial Services, The HYM Investment Group, LLC, The Llewellyn Foundation, Massachusetts Bay Lines, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Massachusetts Port Authority, National Grid Foundation, P&G Gillette, Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation, William E. & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, Vertex, and The Yawkey Foundation.

Save the Harbor also appreciates Stewardship Grants from The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation, Forrest Berkley & Marcie Tyre Berkley, Blue Hills Bank Foundation, Blue Hills Bank Pavilion, Camp Harbor View Foundation, Circle Furniture, Comcast, Copeland Family Foundation, Inc., The Cricket Foundation, Cronin Group, LLC, The Daily Catch Seaport, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trust, Enbridge, Tom & Lucinda Foley, Foundation for Sustainability & Innovation, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Lovett-Woodsum Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, Mass Humanities, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Nicholson Foundation, RMR Real Estate Services, Clinton H. & Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust, Skanska, South Boston, Community Development Foundation, Abbot & Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation, and Tishman Speyer.

Save the Harbor would also like to thank Program Funders 3A Marine Service, Andus Baker & Rowan Murphy Family Fund, The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, Beacon Capital Partners, LLC, Boston Bruins Foundation, Andrew J. Calamare & Marianne Connolly, CannonDesign, Circle Furniture, Kevin & Dee Colcord, Dark Horse Capital Partners, Diversified Automotive, Eversource, Tom & Lucinda Foley, Fort Point Framers, Goulston & Storrs PC, Legal Sea Foods, Miss Wallace M. Leonard Foundation, George Lewis - Haven Trust, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Mass Bay Credit Union, Massachusetts Marine Educational Trust, National Park Service, Randy Peeler & Kate Kellogg, SKW Partners, Inc., Abbot & Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation, Storm Duds, Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, UDR, Kyle & Sara Warwick, and Winthrop Parks and Recreation.”

“Special thanks to everyone who joined us on the cruise, and to the hundreds of individual donors for their generosity. Thanks as well 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,” said Berman. “It means the world to all of us, and to all of those we serve.”

Share the Harbor is funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities.

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