Park Alert

End of public ferry season: As of October 9, regular public ferry service to the Boston Harbor Islands has ended for the season. Visit the calendar page for information about off-season cruises and programs.


Activities, ranger tours, and most programs are included with your ferry ticket.

Specs of Spectacle Island: Meet the Author!

Join us at the Boston Harbor Islands Welcome Center to meet author Donna O'Keefe and learn about her new children's book "Specs of Spectacle Island: A story of an island from trash to treasure".

Specs is a chipmunkel born and raised on Spectacle Island who must go on a journey to escape the construction and turmoil during the island’s restoration.

The book includes information about Spectacle Island, the Big Dig, the Zakim Bridge, and The Greenway.

Meet the author, Donna O’Keefe, learn more about Specs’ story, and get a bookmark!


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