Boatline General Manager Apologizes for Website Crash
Louisa Hufstader

Bob Davis publicly apologized Tuesday for last week’s crash of the Steamship Authority online reservation system on the first day of 2018 bookings.

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Steamship Authority Website Back Up After Ill-Timed Crash
Sara Brown
The Steamship Authority website was back up and running Thursday evening after being down for most of the opening day for coveted summer car reservations.
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Temporary Woods Hole Terminal Opens for Business
Sara Brown

Ferry travelers to the Vineyard will experience a change of pace starting Monday, with the official opening of the Steamship Authority’s new temporary terminal in Woods Hole.

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Steamship Authority Mourns Death of Shuttle Driver
Sara Brown

A Steamship Authority shuttle driver died suddenly Sunday afternoon while on the job, according to the boat line.

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SSA Delays Opening for Temporary Woods Hole Terminal
Louisa Hufstader

The signs still say “Opening November 2017,” but the Steamship Authority’s temporary terminal in Woods Hole will not open its doors until next month.

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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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