New Bedford Freight Service Found Feasible, But Obstacles Remain
Steve Myrick

A preliminary study on a freight route between New Bedford and Vineyard Haven concludes the service could be successful but would have a hefty price tag.

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Freight Schedule Changes Pose Quandary for SSA
Steve Myrick

Truckers and Falmouth residents sounded off again this week on a plan by the Steamship Authority to make changes to the early morning freight schedule.

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Head Tax Proposal Sees Lukewarm Reception
Alex Elvin

An unusual proposal to cover $131 million in school expenses through a tax on Steamship Authority tickets from Woods Hole to the Vineyard has been making the rounds before Island selectmen.

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Hunter Broderick Sails Into the Imagination

Chilmark third-grader Hunter Broderick is one of 13 winners in the Steamship Authority’s second annual student art contest.

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SSA Considers Changing Early Morning Freight Runs in Off-Season
Steve Myrick

Boat line managers said they will consider eliminating the 5:30 a.m. freight run from Woods Hole to the Vineyard in winter, spring and fall.

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Ferry Martha's Vineyard Back in Service After Minor Mishap

The ferry Martha’s Vineyard underwent minor repairs late Saturday after striking a gangway in Woods Hole. Three windows were broken and three passengers reported minor injuries from broken glass.

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Concerns Over Morning Freight Traffic Dominate SSA Hearing
Alex Elvin

At a well-attended public hearing Tuesday, Falmouth residents urged Steamship Authority governors to eliminate freight service from Woods Hole prior to 6:30 a.m.

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High Speed SSA Ferry Runs Aground in Hyannis
Sara Brown

The Coast Guard and Steamship Authority were busy with response efforts Saturday after the fast ferry Iyanough hit a jetty in the Hyannis Harbor Friday night.

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Generator Fire Put Out Quickly on Ferry Governor
Julia Wells

A small fire in the engine room of the freight ferry Governor was quickly extinguished Friday morning, boat line general manager Wayne Lamson said.

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New SSA Treasurer

The Steamship Authority has named Gerard J. Murphy as treasurer/comptroller for the boat line.

Mr. Murphy replaces Bob Davis, who will become SSA general manager when Wayne Lamson retires at the end of June. Mr. Murphy will start work on May 31 as treasurer-elect before becoming the official treasurer/comptroller on July 1, a press release said.

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