Sunday, August 7, 2011
Lab Outing: George's Island and Spectacle Island
glacial formations called drumlins intersect with a coastline, meaning that the harbor is full of underground hills. This seems like just a bit of trivia until you realize the impact this has on ships arriving in Boston Harbor. Because of the drumlins, there is only one natural channel deep enough for ships, especially ships of war, to enter the harbor. Nowadays, there are some shipping ports that have dredged the harbor to change that, but it meant that Fort Warren was really an effective means of defending the one channel through to Boston proper.
here, it's cheap and tons of fun!)
Spectacle Island, former landfill and glue factory converted into an eco-friendly deposit of dirt from the big dig. Definitely wins the award for best reuse of space and resources.