SSA Website Slows on Opening Day for Vineyard Route
After vowing that Tuesday’s online opening for auto reservations for the Martha’s Vineyard route would run more smoothly than the chaotic Nantucket opening day, the results did not bear out the promise.
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Steamship Authority's Woods Hole Terminal Construction Comes Ashore
The Steamship Authority’s multi-year reconstruction of its Woods Hole terminal is now fully focused on the land side of the property, where the longtime staging area for Vineyard-bound vehicles was recently demolished.
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Steamship Authority Looks to Shore Up Online Reservation Issues
Next Tuesday will be different. That was the pledge from the Steamship Authority this week after a series of website problems marred the opening day for online summer reservations on the Nantucket route.
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On My Mind
Questions for the Steamship Authority leadership.
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SSA to Begin Headstart Booking
The Steamship Authority begins its Headstart booking program for preferred and excursion customers on Jan. 10 at 7:30 a.m.
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SSA Discusses Christmas Eve Cancellations
Weather conditions on Christmas Eve were already bad and getting worse when the Steamship Authority made the call to cancel its remaining ferries that evening, general manager Robert Davis told the SSA port council on Tuesday.
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SSA Narrows Name Pool for New Freight Ferry
With the $5.6 million purchase last month of a third offshore service vessel (OSV) from a Louisiana firm, the Steamship Authority has another new ferry to name.
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SSA Port Towns Seek to Triple Embarkation Fees

Oak Bluffs and Tisbury will ask the state legislature to triple their towns’ embarkation fees, joining forces in a pitch to increase money collected on ferry tickets.

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SSA Eyes Fourth Potential Sister Ship from Louisiana
As the Steamship Authority prepares to add a third Lode Star class offshore service vessel (OSV) to its fleet, boat line officials are now considering a fourth sister ship from the same Louisiana seller.
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Steamship Authority to Buy Third Lode Star Class Vessel
Buoyed by more than $28 million in newly-available federal funding, the Steamship Authority is preparing to buy a third vessel from Louisiana-based Hornbeck Offshore Services.
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