• Boston boating restrictions for the Fourth of July

     BOSTON (MyFoxBoston.com) -- Mass. State Police released the boating restrictions for this year's celebration on the Esplanade.

    Officials said the only significant change in 2014 is the new location of the fireworks barges, which will impact where boaters will be allowed to anchor west of the barges. No boats will be allowed to anchor between the barges and the Mass. Ave Bridge.


    Other requirements include staying 100 feet from shore and staying 1,000 feet from the barges.

    Vessels over 12' in height must stay upriver of the Longfellow Bridge because they cannot clear the drawbridge.

    The Craigie Drawbridge at the Museum of Science will not open after the fireworks until 1 a.m. on July 5.

    Boats will be allowed to transit in designated channels until 8:15 p.m. on July 4. The channel will not reopen until after the fireworks display ends.

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