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New Meetup: Chelsea Creek and Mystic River Cruise @ Boston Harbor Association

From: T.J. M.
Sent on: Friday, May 22, 2009 12:15 AM
Announcing a new Meetup for Nerd Fun - Boston!

What: Chelsea Creek and Mystic River Cruise @ Boston Harbor Association

When: August 1,[masked]:00 PM

Where: (A location has not been chosen yet.)

Meetup Description: Chelsea Creek and Mystic River Cruise
1 August 2009, 10:00 a.m.- noon

From the Boston Harbor Association site:
http://www.tbha.org/events.htm

"Join The Boston Harbor Association on a cruise to learn about Boston?s oldest continually active port and two highly developed urban rivers. Speakers from port-related activities, environmental and community-based organizations, and governmental agencies discuss Boston Harbor?s Working Port, waterfront land use and planning, and environmental restoration of the two waterways. Free, reservations required ([address removed];[masked])".

Where to meet:
Not sure. I need to call to make sure it is T accessible. T.J. Maher is 5 foot 7, with short brown hair, blue eyes, a "Hello My Name is T.J. nametag, and a red MEETUP sign attached to his black messenger bag.

About Chelsea Creek:
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chelsea_Creek

"Chelsea Creek is a short waterway that runs along the shore of Chelsea, Massachusetts and separates that community from the cities of Boston and Revere as well as feeding part of the current Belle Isle Marsh that separates Boston from Revere. The Creek starts at a former pond at the intersection of Revere Beach Parkway (Massachusetts Rt. 16) and U.S. Route 1, now a shopping center. Mill creek meanders east for .5 miles then takes a sharp turn south and widens significantly as it runs between Chelsea and the Boston neighborhood of East Boston. In that area the waterway is used by oil tankers to transport fuel to adjacent oil tanks. The creek then turns southwest and runs into the Mystic River, which flows into Boston Harbor.

"In May, 1775, the colonists won their first offensive victory of the American Revolution over the British in a naval battle known as the Battle of Chelsea Creek".

About The Boston Harbor Association:
http://www.tbha.org/about.htm

"The Boston Harbor Association (TBHA) is a non-profit, public interest organization founded in 1973 by the League of Women Voters and the Boston Shipping Association to promote a clean, alive and accessible Boston Harbor. TBHA brings together diverse interests -- harbor users, environmentalists, developers, waterfront businesses, and decision makers -- to develop balanced solutions for maritime industrial activities, commercial development, environmental protection, and public access around Boston Harbor".

Chelsea Creek / Lower Mystic River Educational Cruises
http://www.tbha.org/programs_workingport.htm

"The Boston Harbor Association helps bring public attention to Chelsea Creek and lower Mystic River, as key components of Boston?s maritime and industrial network. Through free cruises for the general public, TBHA has successfully brought together diverse stakeholders to examine the complex issues surrounding the current and future uses of this area in order to create a balanced approach to planning processes. Thousands of people have enjoyed TBHA?s free cruises, receiving unique waterside perspectives on these two waterways, including highlights of maritime industrial uses, Boston?s newest Urban Wild, and environmental justice issues. Guest speakers include representatives from maritime industry, energy, and open space and community organizations".

Learn more here:
http://www.meetup.com/NerdFunBoston/calendar/10468763/

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