Summer Bookings Explode for Island Harbors
Summer reservations in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown harbors have exploded to record levels. Online reservations opened Feb. 1 in Oak Bluffs and March 1 in Edgartown.
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Island Harbors, Marinas Win Awards
Seven Martha's Vineyard boating operations have won 2020 Boater's Choice Awards from Cambridge-based marinas.com.
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Escape of a Fugitive Slave from a vessel in Edgartown Harbor
Vineyard Gazette

The public mind has been greatly occupied recently with several cases of reclamation of fugitive slaves. We give, in another column, some account of the capture and return to bondage of a brother and two nephews of the Rev. Dr. Pennington, a well known and highly esteemed colored minister of New York; also of the case of Burns, in Boston.

Below will be found the particulars of the escape of a fugitive from a vessel in our own harbor.

July the 28th A. D. 1743.

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Edgartown Harbor Named as Historical Underground Railroad Site
Edgartown Harbor was recently named a site on the Underground Railroad as part of 12 new listings made this year.
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Incidents of Hurricane and Its Aftermath on Vineyard are Touched with Drama and Sadness
Vineyard Gazette

A great many trees were knocked down by the wind at the former Sullivan Jones place, Edgartown. The road leading into the estate, now owned by William B. Dinsmore, was completely blocked by fallen trees.

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Edgartown Takes Steps to Keep Harbor Pumps Open This Summer
Will Sennott
With gas pumps once again locked and in violation of environmental regulations, R.M. Packer Co. and the town of Edgartown have come to a short-term agreement.
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Gas Sales Return to Edgartown Harbor
Will Sennott

After a dry summer for boaters on the Edgartown harbor, at least when it comes to fuel, gas is expected to be available for sale by this weekend, town officials said.

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Edgartown Harbor Has No Gas for Sale, Causing Headaches
Will Sennott
With gas pumps locked and no fuel for sale on the Edgartown harbor, there is growing concern and confusion among boaters as a busy summer on the water begins to ramp up.
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Edgartown Harbor Master Gets High Marks on Annual Review
Sara Brown
High praise for the Edgartown harbor master’s office was one theme from this week’s board of selectmen meeting.
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Ice Hampers Passage for Chappy Ferry
Tom Dunlop

For the first time since at least 2007, ice in the Edgartown harbor prevented the Chappaquiddick ferry from completing a trip across the harbor Monday morning. Capt. Jeff LaMarche was hampered by thick ice.

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