A beautiful high headland overlooking Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds, East Chop once hosted a semaphore station to relay news of arriving ships to the mainland and still hosts a lighthouse along with handsome, sprawling summer homes built in the Shingle or Queen Anne style and facing out to sea. Small streets run from the Chop back to the Highlands, an area of small parks and modest homes.

 

East Chop in the News

Swinging in the Years: East Chop Tennis Club Celebrates 100 Years

Town May Take Ownership of Fragile East Chop Bluff

Beacon of History

East Chop Bungalow Turns 100

Eroding Bluff Threatens Scenic Drive Along East Chop; Repairs Are Needed

 

Tower of History: Renovations Begin at East Chop Light
Louisa Hufstader

Repairs are under way this fall at the East Chop Lighthouse, the historic cast-iron tower that sits on Telegraph Hill, its beacon flashing green-green-green to guide mariners on their way around the chop.

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East Chop Town Column: August 25
Rick Herrick

This will be my last column. After 11 years of writing the East Chop column, I am running out of people to profile and things to say.

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East Chop Town Column: August 18
Rick Herrick
I ran into Ben Cornell at his parents’ 60th birthday party. The last time I had seen him was at his wedding to Adriana three years ago. I learned that a lot of amazing things have been going on in their lives. Eighteen months ago they moved to Karen, Kenya, a suburb of the capitol city of Nairobi.
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East Chop Column: August 11
Rick Herrick
The sailing program at the yacht club is thriving with four instructors, 75 students, and 26 training boats, but it wasn’t always that way.
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East Chop Town Column: August 4
Rick Herrick
She first won the July women’s singles tournament in 1953. She has won it five additional times until last Sunday.
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East Chop Column: July 28
Rick Herrick

When I was a university professor, I often taught a new course because I wanted to learn more about a subject. In this spirit, I will focus this column on Baptist Temple Park.

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East Chop Town Column: July 21
Rick Herrick

The Pan-Mass Challenge is the most successful athletic fundraising event in the nation.

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East Chop Column: July 14
Rick Herrick

To paraphrase Bobby Kennedy, when some people are confronted with a challenge they say why. Others say why not. Paul Massey is a why not guy.

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East Chop Town Column: July 7
Rick Herrick

Dan Hogan is alive and amazingly well, but for several hours on Father’s Day it was nip and tuck.

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East Chop Town Column: June 30
Rick Herrick

On Thursday, July 6 at 5:30 pm, East Chop will gather at the beach club to celebrate the life of Scott Brooks. All are welcome. Scott died peacefully at his home in Stowe, Vt. on Feb. 14 with all of his family there. Scott was 77.

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