Photographer's Note

This was taken from the window of an airplane after takeoff from Logan International Airport in Boston. It is looking down on two of the many islands that are clustered around Boston Harbor. This particular "strait", which is called Hull Gut, was mighty busy on this day. The "island" on the left is actually attached to the Massachusetts mainland by a narrow strip of land. Although small, it has a few cars and is powered by a single windmill. It appears to be some kind of Coast Guard or docking station. The island on the right is Paddocks Island. The cluster of cottages is Fort Andrews, a historic fort which assisted in harbor defense between 1904 and the end of WWII. It looks like it would be a nice place to visit with its high bluffs and 188 acres of dense forests. This area of the the Atlantic coast is particularly interesting to fly over, and anyone flying into or out of Logan Airport on a sunny, clear day can get some great views of the surroundings.

At the time I took this picture, I had no idea what the islands were called. By coincidence I came across a map of the Boston Harbor islands and looking at two islands on the map I was reminded of this photo. After some additional research, I realized that these islands were, indeed, the islands I was looking at on the map.

These islands are actually in Plymouth County, and the town of Hull is just off-frame, but I have decided to list this photo under Boston for easier access.

For a map of these islands, click here. To see where the islands are in relation to Boston, zoom out.

This photo was taken with my digital camera set on Auto, so I don't know any specifics of the photo (f-stop, shutter speed, etc).

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