Thursday, September 20, 2018

Free Fall "Share the Harbor" Cruises

Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will be hosting free “Share the Harbor Cruises” this fall to Spectacle Island, Georges Island, and Boston Light for kids and families from across the city and around the region.

“These free trips have introduced a whole new audience to Boston Harbor’s storied past,” said Bruce Berman, Director of Strategy & Communications at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “They give all Bostonians and the region’s residents the chance to enjoy the recreational and educational opportunities that come with clean water and the success of the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park.”

Though these cruises are free and open to the public, reservations are required.

The first is a “Treasures of Spectacle Island” excursion on Saturday September 29th, featuring performing pirates, a treasure hunt and songs and stories of the sea. This cruise is currently accepting standby reservations here.

The “Treasures of Spectacle Island” include sea glass, pottery and historic artifacts which help illustrate the story of the transformation of the island from the city dump to the most popular destination in the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park.

Save the Harbor is also accepting reservations for a sunset cruise to Boston Light, site of the first lighthouse in the country, on Monday October 1st. During the cruise, author Eric Jay Dolin will lead a wheelhouse narration based on his best selling book “Brilliant Beacons: A History of the American Lighthouse”!

Reserve your space on this sunset cruise today here.

Save the Harbor’s “Share the Harbor” cruises are 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.

Save the Harbor's free youth environmental education and family programs are made possible with Leadership Grants from Bay State Cruise Company, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and Distrigas/ENGIE.

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, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, 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, Massachusetts Office of the Attorney General's Healthy Summer Youth Jobs Program, 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 our 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, Highland Street Foundation, 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, West End House, A.O. Wilson Foundation and Winthrop Parks and Recreation.

Special thanks as well to the hundreds of individual donors for their generosity 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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