Senate Bill Would Relieve Port Towns of Responsibility to Pay SSA Deficit This Year
Noah Asimow
The budget amendment would exempting all port towns from having to cover a Steamship Authority pandemic-related budget shortfall.
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Oak Bluffs Terminal Sees Busy Opening Day
Noah Asimow
On a sun-splashed day with calm seas, the M/V Nantucket sailed into the newly-repaired wharf, the first SSA vessel of the summer season in Oak Bluffs waters Wednesday. It was also a day for delays.
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Boatline Settles Contract Dispute With Shipyard
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority has settled a legal dispute with a Rhode Island shipyard that was contracted to take the freight ferry Katama into drydock this year.
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SSA Opens Oak Bluffs Terminal Wednesday
Noah Asimow
In the wake of its busiest weekend this year, the Steamship Authority is set to open the Oak Bluffs terminal Wednesday and reintroduce its full summer fleet.
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SSA Sees Demand for Cars, Not Passengers
Noah Asimow
Repairs to the Oak Bluffs Steamship Authority wharf are on track to be completed by June 15, a week ahead of schedule but nearly a month after the terminal’s normal opening, boat line governors learned Wednesday
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Memorial Day Weekend Sees Soft Opening
Noah Asimow
Sparse ferry traffic, sleepy harbors, quiet streets and an unprecedented pandemic: the Vineyard experienced its slowest Memorial Day in recent memory.
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SSA Closes Oak Bluffs Terminal After Seastreak Employee Reports Covid Contact
Julia Wells
The Oak Bluffs terminal building was abruptly closed Friday afternoon after the report from a shoreside employee for the ferry Seastreak.
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Nantucket SSA Employee Tests Positive for Coronavirus
Noah Asimow

An employee who works at the Nantucket Steamship Authority terminal has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a press release that went out late Tuesday night.

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SSA Traffic Keeps Climbing, Deficit Looms
Noah Asimow
Traffic is climbing and so are revenues, but as Memorial Day approaches the Steamship Authority is still projecting a massive year-end deficit.
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Woods Hole Terminal Reopens After Cleaning
The Woods Hole ferry terminal is open again after it was closed overnight for cleaning and disinfecting.
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