New Scow Tried Out
Vineyard Gazette

The good ship Chappy, huge freight scow which will this summer transport freight and automobiles over to Chappaquiddick Point and back, was the cynosure of all eyes Sunday, when she steamed all over the harbor. With Engineers Joe Costa and Jesse Jeffers coaxing the automobile engine turning the propeller, Capt. Tony Bettencourt walking the bridge, Joe Brown and Oscar at the tiller ropes, swinging the craft around in her own length, the scow made triumphant progress, loaded to the ribands with free passengers and accompanied by a great deal of assorted and uncalled for advice.

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Chappy Ferry Ramp Work Planned
The Chappy Ferry will carry passengers, but no motor vehicles on May 2 while ramp work is performed.
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Chappy Ferry Begins Running Hourly
The Chappaquiddick ferry will begin running on the hour in order to protect the captains during the pandemic.
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Many Apply for Chappy Ferry Steering Committee
Noah Asimow

The Chappy Ferry steering committee is finding some direction, after Edgartown selectmen discussed the next steps for addressing resident concerns.

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Chappy Residents Fume About Their Ferry
Noah Asimow
A crowd of Chappaquiddick residents filled every seat of the Ted B. Morgan meeting room Monday to protest rate hikes.
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No More Cutting the Line at Chappy Ferry, at Least for the Fall
Noah Asimow

Nobody can cut the Chappy Ferry cut line — but Edgartown selectmen can suspend it, as they unanimously voted to do at a public hearing Monday.

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Hearing Set for Rate Increase on Chappy Ferry
Holly Pretsky

Edgartown selectmen set a date for a hearing on a rate increase on the Chappaquiddick ferry at their meeting Monday. The hearing will be May 6.

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One Way Home: Chappy Ferry Through the Years

From a rowboat to the barges that have had more than one iteration through the years, the Chappaquiddick ferry is an Island institution all its own.

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Residents File Complaint Over Chappy Ferry Traffic
Steve Myrick

Edgartown selectmen responded to a threatened legal claim for damages from residents of Simpson’s Lane, who charge the town has created a nuisance and has taken their property rights by allowing the street to be used for the Chappaquiddick ferry waiting line.

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Town Will Closely Monitor Chappy Ferry Line This Summer
Steve Myrick

More traffic officers, more signs, more street painting and additional monitoring cameras are all short-term fixes suggested by the Edgartown planning board for traffic issues created by the long line of vehicles waiting to board the ferry.

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