Menemsha Swordfish Sculpture Dismantled for Refurbishing
Alex Elvin
Commissioned for Chilmark’s tricentennial in 1994, the Swordfish Harpooner created by Jay Lagemann is an homage to the fishing industry.
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Off-Season Menemsha Bustles With Building Projects
Alex Elvin

The new Coast Guard boathouse, designed to withstand fires and 100-year floods, is up and expected to be done by December. Two stone jetties are set to be replaced by the Army Corps of Engineers this winter. Selectmen toured Menemsha this week to see the work firsthand.

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Trial Menemsha Shuttle Catches on Slowly
Alex Elvin

Chilmark selectmen are working to iron out the kinks in a free shuttle service between Tabor House Road and Menemsha that began in July. The service offers an alternative for drivers to park off site and away from the congested harbor area.

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Menemsha: Catch of the Day, and Every Day
Ivy Ashe
When the sun rises in Menemsha it comes up over a swordfish. The fishing village remains a mix of old and new, but the soul of the place is the ocean, and what comes from it.
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Free Shuttle Aims to Ease Summer Parking Crunch in Menemsha
Alex Elvin

Chilmark selectmen are hoping to provide some relief for drivers looking to park in Menemsha. A free shuttle service between a parking lot on Tabor House Road and Menemsha harbor will begin August 1.

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Harbor Improvements Top Chilmark Special Town Meeting Tonight
Remy Tumin
New pilings for Menemsha harbor, a new office for the harbor master and a new wood floor for the Chilmark Community Center are all decisions for voters. The meeting begins at 7:30 p.m. in the Community Center.
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Chilmark Children Protest Idea of Closing Menemsha's Crab Corner
Remy Tumin

Some came straight from the beach with sandy feet, while others had just emerged from a nighttime bath, but the children who attended the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday had a single message: don’t close Crab Corner.

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Menemsha's Bustle

Lines form at the Galley restaurant on warm summer evenings as people of all ages stand shoulder to shoulder for swordfish sandwiches and soft-serve ice cream cones. Around the corner at the Bite, the smell of fried clams hangs in the air. Down on the docks charter fishermen steam in from somewhere off Noman’s, their holds full of freshly caught striped bass and bluefish. And when the sun sinks into the western horizon, crowds form on the beach, as they have for so many years, to gaze across the water, look for the green flash and cheer the end of another day.

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Sunny Skies for Blessing of the Fleet in Menemsha
Mark Lovewell

Reverend Arlene Bodge of Chilmark Community Church opened the start of the summer boating season with the annual blessing of the fleet ceremony on the Menemsha waterfront.

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Menemsha Dock Improvement Nearly Complete
A vast harbor improvement plan in Menemsha is largely complete after five months of work in the harbor. Chilmark executive secretary Tim Carroll said minor adjustments still need to be made, including replacing of some lightbulbs in bombards, finishing electrical work and securing the water line. “The seagulls are already dropping lobster and crab claws on the docks,” Mr. Carroll said.
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