Sunday, December 25, 2016

Deer Island Water Treatment, Boston, MA

The Deer Island water treatment plant is one of my favorite landmarks in Boston Harbor, sitting out there in all its industrial glory, still helping to clean up and keep clean what was once one of the most notoriously polluted waterways in the nation. When I was a child, the aquarium in Boston had an exhibit on the utter nastiness of the harbor, featuring a shopping cart and other trash encrusted with marine gunk in a filthy tank. Last time I went to the aquarium, that exhibit was gone, as the state becomes comfortable with its remarkable success.

Here, this jewel of our national infrastructure shines in silhouette in the morning sun.