"Love that duty water
Oh, Boston you're my home"
For those willing to brave the proverbial "dirt waters," the Charles is a veritable playground. Crew shells zip up and down, sailors tack to and fro bikers crust along the edges.
Here is a pictorial exegesis on the subject (counter-clockwise from left) racing mavens get everything shipshape, the MIT boathouse provides a prime fanning arena boats flit by in front on the Boston skyline, Harvard students take to wheels.