Oak Bluffs Mulls Daytime Mooring Fees in Town Harbor
Exercise classes in public parks will have to be free but daytime mooring slips may not be in the future, the Oak Bluffs select board decided at their weekly meeting held Tuesday.
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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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Oak Bluffs Firefighters Quickly Put Out Boat Fire
Noah Asimow

A 24-foot powerboat caught fire in the Oak Bluffs harbor just off East Chop Drive early Tuesday, unleashing large plumes of smoke and an array of sirens.

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Town Secures Sailboat That Broke Loose
Caroline Kaplan

A 26-foot sailboat that broke loose in rough seas last week and went aground near the Little Bridge has been secured, Oak Bluffs harbor master Todd Alexander said Friday.

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Lake Anthony Improvement
Vineyard Gazette
The state board of harbor commissioners annual report, just issued, has the following regarding contemplated work at Lake Anthony opening:
 
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Lake Anthony and Menemsha
Vineyard Gazette

The Board of Harbor and Land Commissioners has sent to the legislature its report -for 1902. Regarding improvements completed or contemplated on the Vineyard the board says:

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Oak Bluffs Floating Fuel Dock Exceeds Financial Expectations
Olivia Hull

A town fuel dock that debuted this summer has far exceeded the expectations of the Oak Bluffs officials who pushed for it. The fuel dock sold about twice as much fuel as predicted.

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Gift from Tribe to Oak Bluffs: Stormwater Collector for Harbor
Olivia Hull
The town selectmen presented a certificate of appreciation to the Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head (Aquinnah) Tuesday for the rare gift of environmental protection.
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Minor Oil Spill From Fishing Vessel Closes Oak Bluffs Harbor to Shellfishing
Olivia Hull

The Oak Bluffs harbor is closed to shellfishing until further notice following a minor oil spill Wednesday morning.

A 50-foot tuna-fishing boat has taken on water, causing leach of oil into the harbor, town officials said.

After receiving a call around 7:50 a.m. Wednesday morning reporting a fuel smell and a sheen on the water, shellfish constable David Grunden notified the fire department, which dispatched their oil recovery team to the boat tied up at Church’s Pier, by Nancy’s Restaurant.

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Oak Bluffs Looks to Get into Business of Harbor Boat Fuel
Sara Brown

Plans for a town-run fuel facility at the Oak Bluffs harbor met with some resistance at a Martha’s Vineyard Commission hearing last week, with some abutters to the potential facility questioning why the town needed to be involved, and voicing concerns that the fuel dock will lower property values and cause safety concerns.

Oak Bluffs has plans for a fuel facility at the harbor master’s shack in the Oak Bluffs harbor, with the 10,000 gallon gas tank stored under the parking lot. Boats would be able to fuel up at a floating dock between May and October.

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