Ferry service to the Vineyard resumed mid-morning Wednesday after early morning cancellations in a gale-force storm that is lashing the East Coast on one of the busiest travel days of the year.

Earlier the Steamship Authority suspended all ferry service between the Island and Woods Hole because of high winds and rough seas. Ferries were running on a trip-by-trip basis all day. Service to Nantucket remained suspended.

Cape Air cancelled flights until Wednesday afternoon.

Meanwhile, the storm pounded the Vineyard with rain and wind, downing trees and power lines in some places. Waves were coming over the sea wall on Sea View avenue. A boat in Edgartown harbor turned turtle in the storm, and docks were awash at high tide.

The National Weather Service issued a wind advisory until 4 p.m. on Wednesday, with gusts expected up to 50 miles per hour.

NStar reported only scattered power outages in Oak Bluffs.