Georges Island & Fort Warren / Boston Harbor Islands

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Boston Marriott Long Wharf

296 State St · Boston, MA

How to find us

We will be right at the Starbucks kiosk inside of the Marriott Long Wharf Hotel

Location image of event venue

Details

This is a perfect combination of a summer day, history and amazing architecture/landscape/nature photography. Part of a massive national defensive initiative in the early 19th century, Fort Warren was built[masked] to defend Boston harbor and its approaches. A 'big dig' project of its day, it was immediately out of date when it was completed since the canons of warships could fire even further out from sea. It was used as a civil war internment camp for confederate soldiers and many other military uses since then. It now part of the Boston Harbor Islands National Park. There is so much, too much almost, to cover in just 2hrs of being on the island itself. A very Cape Cod ‘feel’ with the ocean and greenery all around.

Where: We will meet at the Starbucks Kiosk inside the Marriott Long Wharf hotel @ 9:30. The ferry directly to Georges islands departs @ 10AM. We will arrive at 10:45AM to the island and then get the the 1PM ferry back to return to Long Wharf at 1:45PM

What to bring: Any/all focal ranges will apply here. Whatever type of photography you like, it's all good. The island has a little canteen with burgers/hot dogs and the like, or you can pack your own lunch. Don’t forget sunscreen and some bug spray.

Rain will postpone to the following Sunday.

Tickets are $20 round trip. It's a super popular spot in the summer so please, DO NOT wait until the night before to buy your ferry ticket. Reserve your spot here: https://www.bostonharborcruises.com/harbor-islands/#harbor-island-ferries-tickets

Nearest T stop is Aquarium on the Blue line and paid garage parking or street metered parking.
Wikipedia info: https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Fort_Warren_(Massachusetts)

10/13 PM UPDATE - Please note the location is actually @ the Starbucks inside of the Boston Marriott Long Wharf hotel and NOT Rowes Wharf