Save the Harbor/Save the Bay Hosting Two Free Cruises This Month

Join Save the Harbor on Monday, Sept. 16, from 5:30 to 7:30 p.m. for a free sunset cruise to Boston Light with wheelhouse narration by their harbor historian David Coffin, who will share songs and stories of the sea. Sally Snowman, the 70th Keeper of Boston Light, will also be on board dressed in period garb, to answer your questions about her life on Little Brewster Island.

The public is also invited to join Save the Harbor/Save the Bay on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 10:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. for a free trip to explore the Treasures of Spectacle Island, which has been transformed from a landfill into the most popular destination in the Boston Harbor Islands National and State Park.

You can spend your time on Spectacle Island exploring Treasure Beach with Save the Harbor’s BayWatcher Bruce Berman, hiking to the top of the North Drumlin for a spectacular view of the city, or fishing from the pier with Save the Harbor/Save the Bay’s Youth Environmental Education program staff.

Both cruises depart from the World Trade Center ferry terminal on Seaport Boulevard in South Boston on Bay State Cruise Company’s flagship Provincetown II, which can easily accommodate 1,000 passengers.

Though there is plenty of room for you and your friends and family on the boat, reservations are required. Make your reservation today for one or both of these free Share the Harbor cruises at

According to Save the Harbor/ Save the Bay’s Vice President Chris Mancini, these free trips are part of the group’s new Share the Harbor initiative that they launched in the spring. “So far this year nearly 5,000 people have taken part in this great new program,” said Mancini. “The best way we know to  “Save the Harbor” is to “Share the Harbor” with the public through free events and programs on the Harbor, the beach, the waterfront and the islands.”

Save the Harbor’s free Share the Harbor Cruises are made possible with Leadership Grants from Cronin Development, the Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy and Environmental Affairs, and Bay State Cruise Company.

Save the Harbor is grateful for Leadership Grants from Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, Exelon Generation, and John Hancock Financial Services.

Save the Harbor is also grateful for Partnership Grants from the Boston Bruins Foundation, Boston Properties – Atlantic Wharf, Boston Properties—200 Clarendon, The Daily Catch Seaport, Davis Family Charitable Foundation, Eastern Salt Company, Inc., Engie, Fan Pier – The Fallon Company, Highland Street Foundation, Hood Business Park, The HYM Investment Group, LLC, IR+M Charitable Fund, The Llewellyn Foundation, Massachusetts Port Authority, National Grid Foundation, P & G Gillette, Lawrence J. and Anne Rubenstein Charitable Foundation, William E. Schrafft & Bertha E. Schrafft Charitable Trust, Clinton H. & Wilma T. Shattuck Charitable Trust, and Vertex.

Save the Harbor also appreciates Stewardship Grants from the Camp Harbor View Foundation, Circle Furniture, Comcast, Copeland Family Foundation, The Cricket Foundation, Cruise Industry Charitable Foundation, Davis Family Charitable Foundation, Elizabeth Elser Doolittle Charitable Trust, Dorr Charitable Foundation, Enbridge, Tom & Lucinda Foley, Foundation for Sustainability and Innovation, The Kershaw Foundation – Cheers for Children, George Lewis – Haven Trust, Liberty Bay Credit Union, Lovett Woodsum Foundation, Maine Community Foundation, MarineMax Russo, Massachusetts Convention Center Authority, Massachusetts Water Resources Authority, Nicholson Foundation, Pabis Foundation, REI, RMR Real Estate Services, Rockland Trust Pavilion, Skanska, Abbot & Dorothy H. Stevens Foundation, TD Charitable Foundation, and Tishman Speyer.

Save the Harbor would also like to thank our Program Funders Andus Baker & Rowan Murphy Family Fund, MA Attorney General’s Office Healthy Summer and Youths Jobs Program, The Paul and Edith Babson Foundation, Beacon Capital Partners, LLC, Andrew Calamare & Marianne Connolly, Cell Signaling Technology, Diversified Automotive, Legal Sea Foods, Miss Wallace M. Leonard Foundation, Mass Bay Credit Union, Matthew J. & Gilda F. Strazzula Foundation, UDR, and Kyle & Sara Warwick.

Save the Harbor would also like to extend our gratitude to our Supporters 3A Marine Service, The Bay State Federal Savings Charitable Foundation, Cresset Group, Massachusetts Marine Educational Trust, Randy Peeler & Kate Kellogg.

Special thanks as well to the hundreds of individual donors for their support and to their 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 more information about Save the Harbor/Save the Bay and the work they do to restore, protect and share Boston Harbor visit and like or follow savetheharbor on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.

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