Steamship Authority Meets Monday on the Vineyard
Julia Wells
An unprecedented streak of mechanical breakdowns, and more recently ferry service that is running chronically late, top the agenda.
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Ferry Service Gets Back to Normal
Julia Wells
The ferry Island Home made her way down Vineyard Sound from Fairhaven and into the Vineyard Haven harbor Thursday afternoon, signaling a possible return to normalcy for the Steamship Authority.
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SSA Mishaps Occupy Port Council
Louisa Hufstader

An unprecedented series of equipment failures that has crippled the Steamship Authority for most of the past month was a “perfect storm” of events that could not have been foreseen, the boat line port council heard Wednesday.

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Ferry Woods Hole Cleared to Return to Service
Julia Wells
The ferry Woods Hole has been cleared for service and is expected to return to the Vineyard route after two days of trials on the Nantucket route, Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis said.
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With Two Ferries Still Out, SSA Works to Keep Up With Demand
Bill Eville
With two main Vineyard ferries laid up in Fairhaven, the Steamship Authority said it would continue to use a privately-contracted high-speed passenger service to the Island at least through midweek.
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For Ferry Woes, It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again
Sara Brown
The ferry Martha's Vineyard gave a brief scare Saturday evening when a warning light cancelled the 5 p.m. trip from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven, but technicians were able to fix the issue, said Marc Hanover, the Vineyard representative on the Steamship Authority board of governors.
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Timeline of the Ferry Fiasco
A look back at two weeks of ferry woes.
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Ferry Martha's Vineyard Returns to Service as Holiday Weekend Approaches
The problem-plagued ferry Martha's Vineyard was returned again to service Thursday morning, as Steamship Authority officials pieced together a plan to get travelers to and from the Vineyard for the upcoming holiday weekend.
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Navigating Ferry Cancellations Is Hard Road for Cargo Deliveries
Landry Harlan
Business owners who rely on the ferry to transport cargo to and from the mainland have dealt with late and cancelled shipments that have cost them thousands of dollars.
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New Flagship Martha’s Vineyard Arrives
Amy Callahan
At last, the namesake ferry of Martha’s Vineyard and the newest addition to the Steamship Authority’s fleet has arrived.
 
The MV Martha’s Vineyard survived the rough trip up the coast from Florida and sailed magnificently into Vineyard waters this week.
 
At 2:30 on Monday afternoon, she arrived in Woods Hole. In front of a cheering crowd of SSA employees, Capt. Ed Jackson showed off the boat’s powerful new bow thrusters by performing a quick turnabout before pulling the vessel into the slip.
 
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