Quincy Bay

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Quincy Bay
Water
Quincy Bay June 2009.jpg
View looking east across Quincy Bay with Squantum on the left
Country United States
State Massachusetts
Southern part of Boston Harbor showing Quincy Bay and nearby features

Quincy Bay is the largest of the three small bays of southern Boston Harbor,[1][2] part of Massachusetts Bay and forming much of the shoreline of the city of Quincy, Massachusetts. Locally in the Wollaston neighborhood of Quincy it is known as Wollaston Bay.[3] The bay is home to Moon Island, Long Island, and Hangman Island.

Quincy Bay extends from Squantum and Dorchester Bay in the northwest to Hough's Neck and Hingham Bay in the east.[4] Its southwestern shore is Wollaston Beach.[5] The Squantum Yacht Club and the Wollaston Yacht Club are on Quincy Bay along Wollaston Beach. Quincy Shore Drive, one of the Massachusetts Department of Conservation and Recreation parkways in the Greater Boston area, travels 2.1 miles (3.4 km) along Quincy Bay,[6] offering panoramic views of the Boston Harbor Islands and the Boston skyline.

Notes and references[edit]

  1. ^ "Through the Eyes of a Mariner: Touring the Port of Boston". Massachusetts Office of Coastal Zone Management. Retrieved October 12, 2006. 
  2. ^ The Boston Harbor Association
  3. ^ Cameron, James R. (1968). Eastern Nazarene College—The First Fifty Years, 1900-1950. Kansas City: Nazarene Publishing House. p. 147. 
  4. ^ "Boston Harbor and Approaches." Coast Pilot 1 - 35th Edition, 2005. NOAA Office of Coast Survey. 35th Edition. May 15, 2005.
  5. ^ Friends of Wollaston Beach
  6. ^ "Datalayers/GIS Database". Massachusetts Executive Office of Energy & Environmental Affairs. Retrieved 2009-07-16. 

Coordinates: 42°16′55″N 70°59′10″W / 42.282°N 70.986°W / 42.282; -70.986