The Steamship Authority resumed regular service this morning, general manager Wayne Lamson confirmed, following a flyover by the U.S. Coast Guard to check that nearby waters were navigable after Tropical Storm Irene passed the Island on Sunday.

The Chappy ferry also has resumed service, as the new day dawned crisp and clear on the Vineyard.

A number of flights to and from the Island had been cancelled this morning, according to Cape Air, which advised travelers to consult for individual flight information.

Atlantic Drive in Edgartown is open, as is Beach Road in Oak Bluffs, both of which had been closed during the height of the storm.

South Beach is open but not for swimming.

Highway departments were out across the Island this morning cleaning up fallen debris, raking up leaves and removing down tree limbs. The sound of chainsaws could be heard from one street to another.

The Alley's General Store sign was rehung around 8:15 on Monday morning. People were trading stories of losing power throughout Sunday, some welcomed it as a time they could spend with their families others laughed it off.

A full report on the storm and its effects on the Vineyard will appear in Tuesday's Vineyard Gazette.