SSA Begins Further Service Reductions, As Traffic Continues Its Freefall
Noah Asimow

The Steamship Authority has announced further service reductions on the Vineyard route, beginning this week. The ferry Martha’s Vineyard will go off line on weekends.

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Passengers Briefly Trapped in Ferry Elevator
Sara Brown

Seven passengers were briefly trapped in an elevator about the ferry Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday.

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New Flagship Martha’s Vineyard Arrives
Amy Callahan
At last, the namesake ferry of Martha’s Vineyard and the newest addition to the Steamship Authority’s fleet has arrived.
 
The MV Martha’s Vineyard survived the rough trip up the coast from Florida and sailed magnificently into Vineyard waters this week.
 
At 2:30 on Monday afternoon, she arrived in Woods Hole. In front of a cheering crowd of SSA employees, Capt. Ed Jackson showed off the boat’s powerful new bow thrusters by performing a quick turnabout before pulling the vessel into the slip.
 
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Ferry Fiasco Continues With Two Ferries Out of Service Again
Sara Brown
With a holiday weekend approaching, the Steamship Authority was scrambling Wednesday to provide reliable service in light of continuing mechanical problems that have sidelined the two main passenger ferries to the Vineyard.
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Steamship Scrambles as Another Ferry Breaks Down
Bill Eville
With two ferries sidelined with mechanical problems, the Steamship Authority will continue to operate through the weekend with just two freight boats, the Katama and the Sankaty, and the SeaStreak.
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Breakdowns, Bad Weather Lead to Long List of Ferry Woes
Sara Brown
Weather cancellations and mechanical issues have left Steamship Authority staff and crew busy and passengers frustrated.
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Ferry Martha's Vineyard Out of Service Again
Sara Brown
The ferry Martha’s Vineyard was pulled from service again Wednesday morning because of a generator issue and is headed to the Fairhaven maintenance facility for repairs, Steamship Authority representatives confirmed.
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Ferry Martha's Vineyard Out of Service after Losing Power
Sara Brown

The ferry Martha’s Vineyard was out of service and undergoing inspection Sunday after the vessel lost power off East Chop Saturday night and had to be towed back to harbor.

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At 780,000 Miles, Ferry Martha's Vineyard Gets a Makeover
Louisa Hufstader

Nearly 25 years after the M/V Martha’s Vineyard began her daily seven-mile passages between Woods Hole and the Vineyard, the Steamship Authority ferry is getting a $17.4 million makeover.

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Temporary Breakdown on Ferry Martha's Vineyard Disrupts Service
Sara Brown
On a busy Thanksgiving weekend of travel, Steamship Authority ferry service was disrupted Friday and Saturday due to mechanical problems on the ferry Martha’s Vineyard.
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