It is credibly reported that the U. S. Marine Hospital property in Vineyard Haven has been sold to the Boston Seaman’s Friend Society, the sale having been consummated within the past week. Attempts to reach the Boston office of the society yesterday to confirm the transaction were unavailing. It has been known for some time that the society was interested in the property, and that committees have visited it several times, with a view to reporting on various details.

It was informally announced at one time that if the society acquired the property, a home for aged seamen would be established there. As it is, no plans for its eventual use have been announced and there is doubt that the original plan will prevail. Further details may be available after the November meeting of the society.

The property consists of the hospital, which in turn consists of the original wooden structure, massively built, and a modern wing of brick in the rear which was so constructed as to be complete in itself if the wooden portion were to be removed. Quarters for help and provisions for some thirty patients, together with recreation rooms, are all included in the main building.

Garages and one other outbuilding stand on the grounds which are about three acres in extent, the whole commanding a superb view of Lagoon Pond, Vineyard Haven harbor and the eastern portion of the village. Although there have been other hospital buildings on this site through the years, the present building was authorized in 1891, the brick addition being constructed within the past thirty years.