On Saturday September 29th, Save the Harbor/Save the Bay will be hosting free “Share the Harbor Cruises” to Spectacle Island, Georges Island, and Boston Light for kids and families from across the city and around the region this fall. The first is a “Treasures of Spectacle Island” excursion, featuring performing pirates, a treasure hunt and songs and stories of the sea.
Though these cruises are free and open to the public, reservations are required. Reserve your space today at https://tinyurl.com/sharetheharbor-9-29-18
“These free trips have introduced a whole new audience to Boston Harbor’s storied past,” said Bruce Berman, Director of Strategy & Communications at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “They give all Bostonians and the region’s residents the chance to enjoy the recreational and educational opportunities that come with clean water and the success of the Boston Harbor Islands State and National Park.”
On Spectacle Island Save the Harbor’s staff will help visitors catch striped bass from the pier and identify the artifacts and beach glass they discover on Treasure Beach. Visitors can also hike to the top of the North Drumlin for unbeatable views of the Harbor, city skyline, and surrounding islands, or spend a relaxing day on the beach.
“Spectacle Island’s history is as colorful as the sea glass you can find on Treasure Beach,” said Chris Mancini, Vice President of Operations and Programs at Save the Harbor/Save the Bay. “However, we do want to remind treasure hunters that they need to leave the artifacts, pottery shards and sea glass they find on the island, for everyone to enjoy.”
Save the Harbor’s “Share the Harbor” cruises are funded in part by Mass Humanities, which receives support from the Massachusetts Cultural Council and is an affiliate of the National Endowment for the Humanities. For more information on these free fall follow them on Facebook, Twitter or Instagram or visit their website at www.savetheharbor.org or their blog at http://blog.savetheharbor.org
“All of us at Save the Harbor want to thank our partners at Bay State Cruise Company, Mass Humanities, Blue Cross Blue Shield of Massachusetts, The Boston Foundation, The Coca-Cola Foundation, and Distrigas/ENGIE for the Leadership Grants that make our youth environmental education and family programs possible,” said Save the Harbor’s President Patricia A. Foley.