Lightning and Boats

Mark Fickett Photography and Miscellanea

lit clouds above river

Lightning in clouds above the Charles River on the the 4th of July.

Small boats were temporarily evacuated to the dock (and people on the Palisades temporarily advised to shelter in the tunnels along Storrow drive).

boats and dock crowd on dock with river crowd on dock and palisades

It remained clear, and after a half-hour delay boats were allowed back on the water and the fireworks started — but then the downpour arrived just after they were begun (video, image).

Below, leaving after the fireworks.

pedestrians on ramp pedestrians with canoe and car headlights
2012 Jul 27
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