Jamaica Pond Reopens after Blue-Green Algae Bloom

Located on the shore of Jamaica Pond, Courageous Sailing was closed due to the water's toxicity, but will reopen for public rentals on Saturday.

The Boston Public Heath Commission said in a statement that recreational activities, including fishing and boating, may resume at Jamaica Pond following last month’s detection of blue-green algae, which the Commission said was potentially fatal if ingested. The announcement comes after two consecutive weeks of testing showed algae concentration below the state-recommended limit of 70,000 cells/milliliter. However, residents looking for place to beat the summer heat with a cool evening swim can keep looking: Swimming has been banned in Jamaica Pond since 1975 because it serves as one of the city’s backup water supplies, according to boston.com. Continue Reading →