Commuting Along the Charles River

Brian Mardirosian used his red kayak to commute using the Charles River, traveling from West Roxbury to Beacon Hill. Mardirosian started out on the Charles River at 5:30 a.m. on June 26 near Marie Louise Kehoe Park and Bridge Street and he arrived at work at around 11 a.m.

He documented the journey with a waterproof camera, which automatically took pictures every 30 seconds. He mashed those stills together to create the video below.

You will see the Hemlock Gorge paddling trip portion of the route starting at 1:30, Echo Bridge at 2:00 and ending in Newton Lower Falls at 3:00. Someday I will paddle the rest of the Charles River.

From the story: West Roxbury man kayaks to work on the Charles River by Carol Lawless for Wicked Local Roslindale


  1. Love this. I used to live 5 minutes from the Charles River in Dover MA and spent about 1000 hours rowing the stretch from Watertown-BU during junior high & school, but never got to see any of the section in between.

  2. Greetings, this is Brian, thanks for picking up the story… Getting way more traction then I expected! The more people that know about the river, the better though…

  3. Brian –

    Thanks for stopping by. The video was great! But that’s a very long commute.

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