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.

SSA Governors Meet Tuesday on the Vineyard

The new freight ferry under construction and renovations to the Woods Hole ferry terminal will be topics for discussion when Steamship Authority governors hold their monthly meeting on the Vineyard Tuesday. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Katharine Cornell Theatre in Vineyard Haven.

SSA Could Assign New Ferry to Nantucket Route

Due to service cutbacks by the privately-owned Hy-Line, the Steamship Authority is considering a Nantucket route for the new $40 million ferry Woods Hole, now under construction in Louisiana, boat line governor Marc Hanover said.

Tisbury Asks SSA to Look Into Moving Ferry Terminal

In light of persistent traffic problems in downtown Vineyard Haven, the town is asking the Steamship Authority to look at alternative sites for the Island’s main ferry terminal. The Steamship Authority has agreed to look into the issue but has not committed to a study.