Bill to Free Islands from City Goes to Governor
Vineyard Gazette
Only the signature of Governor Furcolo now remains to turn into law the bill setting up a new Steamship Authority with three members, locally appointed, to represent the Vineyard Nantucket, and Falmouth, and with final emancipation from New Bedford. State House observers and others believe that the governor will sign the measure promptly, although the strong political pressure from New Bedford is not discounted.
 
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Captains, Kings Go; People Take Over
The Vineyard Gazette
It happened yesterday. One minute before 11 a.m., the Island boat line was administered by the officers and directors of the Massachusetts Steamship Lines Inc., as constituted for some time past; one minute after 11, the management was in the hands of new officers and directors, the responsibility of the New Bedford, Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamboat Authority.
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Steamship Authority Adopts $120 Million Budget
With finances on an even keel again amid ongoing robust ferry traffic, Steamship Authority governors voted Tuesday to approve a $119.6 million operating budget for the coming year.
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Freight Ferries Idled by Equipment Failures Over Weekend
Two Steamship Authority freight boats were taken out of service Saturday, leading to a reshuffling of boats and crews through Sunday. Both the Katama and the Sankaty had problems, but the Sankaty was back in service by Monday.
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SSA Reviews Preliminary Budget
Steamship Authority rates will remain unchanged next year, according to a preliminary $123 million operating budget reviewed by the boat line governors.
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Public Airing for Steamship Authority Budget
The Steamship Authority is holding a public session online Oct. 1 to review the proposed 2022 operating budget for the boat line.
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M/V Governor Cleared for Service After Lube Oil Leak
The U.S. Coast Guard has cleared the M/V Governor for service after a leak was detected on the vesssel as it was berthed in the Vineyard Haven harbor Wednesday morning.
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Woods Hole Cost Overruns Soar, Rankling SSA Governors
Soaring costs for the Steamship Authority’s expansive Woods Hole terminal reconstruction have reached new heights.
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SSA General Manager Receives High Marks for Performance
Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis received a glowing performance review during his annual evaluation Tuesday, with governing board members unanimously praising his steady handling of not one — but two — viruses that threatened nearly all facets of the ferry service’s operations.
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SSA Paid No Ransom After Cyber Attack
The Steamship Authority did not pay a ransom after a cyber attack shut down the boat line’s IT and communications systems for more than a week in early June, general manager Bob Davis said Tuesday.
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