• mattapoisett boatyard August 23, 2022 4:40 am

    Mattapoisett Boatyard Fire Ruled Accidental

    Fire officials say a worker was replacing a boat’s gas tank when a spark likely ignited gasoline vapors, causing an explosion and setting off what became a massive fire at the Mattapoisett Boatyard,

  • mattapoisett August 23, 2022 5:22 am

    Massive Fire at Mattapoisett Boatyard Likely Started by Gas Tank

    A massive blaze that left widespread destruction at a boatyard in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, Friday afternoon was likely caused by vapors from a boat’s gas tank that ignited as work was being done on the vessel, fire officials said Monday. Fire crews from around the region — including from as far as Providence, Rhode Island, about 30 miles away — responded…

  • Massachusetts August 19, 2022 6:09 pm

    Fire Sweeps Through Mattapoisett Boatyard

    A fire broke out Friday afternoon in a boatyard in Mattapoisett, consuming buildings, boats and cars.

  • mattapoisett August 20, 2022 2:37 am

    Massive Fire Destroys Mattapoisett Boatyard

    A massive blaze at a boatyard in Mattapoisett, Massachusetts, drew more than 100 firefighters from surrounding communities, with flames engulfing buildings, boats and cars Friday afternoon. Fire crews from around the region — including from as far as Providence, Rhode Island, about 30 miles away — responded to the blaze that started around 1:20 p.m. at the Mattapoisett Boatyard. Drought…

  • boats July 16, 2021 7:57 am

    This Gloucester Canal's Boating Fails Turn Out to Be Social Media Gold

    When the bridge goes up, the anticipation starts to grow. Crowds line up on both sides of the Blynman Canal to see what will happen. “I would like to say I have seen everything, but I know I haven’t,” said John Stevens, a Gloucester resident, Thursday as he watched boats passing through.  The canal, built in 1643, is just 35…

  • Boston September 26, 2019 1:04 pm

    Boston's Duck Boats Give Ride to 12 Millionth Customer

    Boston Duck Tours, one of the city’s most iconic tourist attractions, was expected to give a ride to its 12 millionth customer, Thursday. “We want to thank our loyal patrons, and also invite those who have not yet taken our award winning tour,” the company said in a release.

  • Boston January 9, 2019 1:02 pm

    2 Boats Sink After 3 Caught in Charlestown Blaze

    Three boats were destroyed in a Tuesday night blaze and two sunk as a result in Boston’s Charlestown neighborhood. As many as 50 firefighters responded to the fire off Constitution Road before midnight. The blaze started in a large vessel and spread to two others, officials said.

  • Massachusetts November 30, 2018 6:39 pm

    6 Boats Burned in Overnight Fire in Marblehead

    Fire crews in Marblehead, Massachusetts are investigating an overnight fire that burned several docked boats. Firefighters responded to a call at 12:12 a.m. from a neighbor who reported hearing an explosion, according to the Marblehead Fire Department. The fire department received several similar calls at around that time.

  • New England November 12, 2018 7:48 am

    Feds Eye Improved Fishing Monitoring Off East Coast States

    Federal ocean managers are looking to increase the amount of monitoring that goes on while fishing boats are out at sea.

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