Graves Light, one of Massachusetts' youngest lighthouses is among the many points of interest during the winter tours. Photo courtesy New England Lighthouses: A Virtual Guide

BostonGlobe.com has an article detailing chilly winter cruises on Boston Harbor aboard the Voyager III. The cruises are aimed at helping more people discover and appreciate the Harbor Islands resource.

Here’s an excerpt:

There was nary a cloud in the sky, and the water was as smooth as glass, shimmering in the bright morning sun.

National Park Ranger Hugh Hawthorne scanned the clear horizon as a flock of cormorants glided into the azure.

“You really couldn’t ask for a better day for a cruise—in January,’’ he said.

In an effort to draw visitors to the Boston Harbor Islands, which this time of year mainly appear to be barren, windswept spits of rock covered by bleached shrubs, state and federal officials have teamed up with the owner of a whale-watching boat to offer what many New Englanders might consider to be an oxymoron: a winter cruise.

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Boston Globe

Boston Harbor Islands: Winter Wildlife Cruise Information

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