Deer Island sits at the mouth of Boston Harbor and is connected to my old home town by a narrow causeway. Over the last 400 years, it has been the home of an internment camp for Indians, an immigrant quarantine station, a poor house, and a county "House of Corrections". From 1900 to 1990, it served as a pumping station for minimally treated sewage from the city of Boston. The sewage was delivered via large tunnels under Boston Harbor from various pumping sub-stations around the city. It was then screened, to removed some percentage of "suspended solids", and pumped into the mouth of the harbor on the outgoing tide never to be seen again - except when the wind blew onshore or when weather conditions caused a change in local currents. In the 1990's the old pumping station was replaced with a state of the art system which included these 150 foot tall sewage digester "eggs".
|Canon EOS DIGITAL REBEL XT|
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