At 780,000 Miles, Ferry Martha's Vineyard Gets a Makeover
Louisa Hufstader

Nearly 25 years after the M/V Martha’s Vineyard began her daily seven-mile passages between Woods Hole and the Vineyard, the Steamship Authority ferry is getting a $17.4 million makeover.

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SSA Will Limit Truck Size on Early-Morning Freight Runs
Louisa Hufstader

Boat line governors voted Tuesday to limit the size of trucks on the 5:30 a.m. freight run to the Vineyard to less than 40 feet in the summer months.

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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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