Boating on the Charles
• Stay 100 feet from shore.
• Stay 1000 feet from barges.
• Craigie Drawbridge at Museum of Science will not open after fireworks until 1:00 AM July 5th.
• Vessels over 12 feet in height must stay upriver of the Longfellow Bridge after fireworks. Vessels over 12 feet in height cannot clear Drawbridge.
• Boats will not be able to anchor within the “restricted areas,” around barges or along the shoreline between Massachusetts Ave and Longfellow Bridges.
• Boats will be allowed to transit the river in designated channels that will run along the Boston and Cambridge sides of the river until 9:00 PM on July 4th. Channel will not reopen until after the fireworks.
• All Lagoons are closed to the Public.
• Due to tidal conditions, longer wait times than normal may occur to pass downriver through the New Charles River Dam.
• Gloucester Street dock is the Dinghy Dock, used for drop off and pick up only, no tying up to dock. All other docks closed.
• Massachusetts State Police will monitor Channel 16, and enforce all restrictions.
• The Charles River is a “No Discharge Area.” Discharge of boat sewage or other waste is prohibited. Designated pump-out facilities are located at The Charles River Yacht Club (Cambridge, right by MIT) and the Watertown Yacht Club.
Please help keep the Charles River clean!