Dorchester Illustration no. 2143 Lifeguards raking Malibu Beach

Dorchester Illustration no. 2143 Lifeguards at Malibu Beach


Lifeguards George MacMasters and Karen Hartley raking Malibu Beach 7-29-1988.  They said it was the worst ever – they found trash, dead rats, fish, pigeons, eels, etc.  Photograph Arthur Pollock.

 The following currently appears on the Boston Harborwalk website:

Malibu and Savin Hill Beaches are great sandy spots for summer sunbathing. Substantial upgrades include a new ADA-compliant promenade along the beach, providing superb views of the Harbor and access to a wide section of the waterfront. A new playground, new sand, new lighting and additional landscaping add to the atmosphere at these beaches. Malibu Beach offers protected swimming and a bathhouse. Savin Hill Beach has a tot lot, baseball fields and a protected swimming area. Both beaches are owned and operated by the Department of Conservation and Recreation.

Both beaches also provide a close-up view of the Keyspan Gas Tank, one of Dorchester waterfront’s most recognizable landmarks. The tank, decorated with giant rainbow-colored stripes, is the world’s largest copyrighted artwork.

Nearby is the Vietnam Veterans Memorial of Dorchester across Morrissey Boulevard. The memorial consists of two stone arch structures; inscribed are the names of the fallen Vietnam Veterans from Dorchester. A path leads to the memorial and there is extensive landscaping with decorative flowers and bushes.


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