M/V Gay Head Undergoes Hull Repair

The freight ferry M/V Gay Head is expected to be back in service Thursday following the replacement of part of its hull, where a crack above the water line was discovered last week.

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Ferry Strikes Woods Hole Barge Again
Louisa Hufstader

The Steamship Authority freight ferry Gay Head had a minor scrape with a construction barge at the Woods Hole terminal over the weekend. Windy conditions were a factor in the incident.

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The Motor Vessel Gay Head Is Unassuming Workhorse Ship
Mike Kolleth

The Steamship Authority’s newest all-purpose vessel, the MV Gay Head, sailed into Vineyard waters early this month with none of the hype or fanfare typical of the arrival of a new passenger vessel.

It has not been christened with its new name and plans to hold an open house on board have been put off. But to the standby passengers it will carry in years to come and to those who sail the vessel, its virtues will not be underestimated.

“A lot of the time these ships go unnoticed but they’re real workhorses,” said Capt. Edward B. Jackson, who currently pilots the Gay Head.

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