A boater's guide to New England's best coastal and freshwater destinations. Each destination section contains detailed information on navigation, marinas, public dockage, Harbormaster contacts, fuel docks, anchorages, launch ramps, fishing options, service and repair. You'll also find videos, links and info on places to shop, dine, and local points of interest.
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This Atlantic sturgeon was spotted in the Charles River by Rick Bellitti. Photo courtesy Rick Bellitti.
TheBostonChannel: A tax accountant out for a walk in Boston got a surprise last week when he spotted an endangered Atlantic sturgeon in the Charles River.
Rick Bellitti was on his daily stroll to the North End when he saw an unusual 4’ long fish circling the waters near the locks for the Charles River dam. Unable to identify the fish, he sent pictures to his father, a recreational fisherman, who forwarded them to the New England Aquarium.
Tom Richardson is the director and host of New England Boating. Before that he served as the editor of Northeast Boating from 2005 to 2009, and as managing editor of Salt Water Sportsman magazine from 1995 to 2004. He lives, boats and fishes in southeastern Massachusetts with his wife and three kids.