Commissioning Ceremony Monday for Ferry Woods Hole

Monday will be a day of celebration for the Woods Hole, the newest ferry to join the Steamship Authority fleet. The ferry arrived in Woods Hole harbor Monday morning. Commissioning ceremonies begin at noon. The ferry travels to Vineyard Haven in the afternoon for an open house.

Ferry Woods Hole Prepares for Her Martha's Vineyard Debut

The newest member of the Steamship Authority fleet was in Fairhaven Tuesday for a final fitting out. A formal commissioning and maiden voyage to the Vineyard are planned for June 13 — then all aboard.

Ferry Woods Hole Arrives in Massachusetts

The newest Steamship Authority ferry has arrived in Massachusetts waters, docking at the Steamship Authority facility in Fairhaven, just across Buzzards Bay from her future home port.

Full Speed Ahead, Ferry Woods Hole Sets Sail

The brand new Steamship Authority ferry Woods Hole began her maiden voyage, a 2,200 mile trip to Fairhaven, on Tuesday evening at 9:30 p.m.

SSA Airport Reservation Office Will Move to Vineyard Haven

The Steamship Authority will close its reservation counter at the airport this fall and move the operation to its Vineyard Haven terminal.

SSA Explores Barging Trash to New Bedford

Vineyard governor Marc Hanover wants the boat line to explore the feasibility of getting trash off the ferries and shipping it to New Bedford via private barge.

SSA Talks Additional Passenger Service, Approves 2016 budget

Hy-Line Cruises and Seastreak want to expand passenger service to Martha’s Vineyard next year. Public hearings will be held.

Ferry Woods Hole Will Serve Oak Bluffs Starting Next Spring

The new Steamship Authority ferry will ply the route between Woods Hole and Oak Bluffs beginning next spring, the town selectmen learned this week.

One Way the Other Way in Union Street Traffic Experiment

Traffic on Union street in downtown Vineyard Haven will be reversed for one month beginning Sept. 13 and running through Columbus Day weekend. A traffic committee advised the experimental reversal to see if it improves traffic flow in the downtown Vineyard Haven area.

Steamship Authority Discusses Plans for New Freight Ferry

Steamship Authority governors discussed assigning the new freight vessel Woods Hole to the Martha’s Vineyard route, possibly keeping the freight ferry Governor in service, and approved changes in the standby line for Island residents during a meeting Tuesday in Vineyard Haven.

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