|On the bow of the Belle on the Harbor|
Many of the islands we passed during our trip had a giant impact on the Boston Harbor cleanup! Some may not know but Spectacle Island was on fire for 10 years! The island had a pile of trash sitting on top from many of the neighboring cities around Boston. The City of Boston thought that the only way to get all the trash off the island was to burn it all away. Sadly, much of the burned material on the island went into the water, but after the island was beautiful as ever. Another island that played a big part in the Boston Harbor cleanup was Deer Island known for the Deer Island Sewage Treatment Plant. A long time before the cleanup, every time someone flushed their toilet, the waste would go straight into the harbor which caused the harbor to be very filthy. Now thanks to the sewage treatment plant all the waste from our toilets goes to Deer Island and get sanitized and cleaned.
|Deer Island Sewage Plant that look like giant eggs|
See you later alligators,