Passenger Ferries to Martha's Vineyard See Spike in Traffic
Louisa Hufstader

Foot traffic to Martha’s Vineyard is well up on passenger ferries this summer, early numbers released this week by the Steamship Authority show.

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Oak Bluffs Wharf is Kindled into Destructive Fire
Joseph Chase Allen
A spectacular blaze, the cause of which is not definitely determined, destroyed the freight she and outer end of the Oak Bluffs steamboat wharf late Wednesday afternoon, involving a loss of property owned by Vincent’s Fish Market, on the dock property, the value of which was set at $30,000 and a loss to the Steamship Authority, covered by insurance, not yet even approximated. The fish market equipment was uninsured, according to David Vincent, the proprietor.
 
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Steamship Authority Picks High Bidder for Management Systems
Louisa Hufstader

SSA governors came to Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday for a day at the Tisbury EMS building. The monthly meeting of the boat line governors was followed by an afternoon workshop on how to rewrite the SSA’s mission statement.

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SSA Holds Two Meetings on Island Today
Julia Wells

Steamship Authority governors will host a full day of meetings on the Vineyard today, beginning with a business meeting this morning and ending with a two-hour public comment session this afternoon. Both will be held in the Tisbury emergency services building.

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SSA Names New Treasurer, Promoting From Within
Louisa Hufstader

The Steamship Authority has hired from within to fill one of its most critical vacancies. Mark Rozum, a 23-year boat line veteran, takes over as treasurer-comptroller July 1.

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SSA Gets an Earful in Falmouth Over Woods Hole Terminal
Louisa Hufstader

Steamship Authority governors took plenty of heat in Falmouth Tuesday evening at a public hearing on design changes for the new terminal in Woods Hole.

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SSA Hosts Two Meetings Tuesday
Julia Wells

A possible new design for the controversial Woods Hole terminal and an array of other items top a packed agenda for the Steamship Authority governors, who will hold two public meetings Tuesday.

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Coast Guard Report Details Cause of Ferry Crash
Will Sennott

Critical errors by the captain and pilot and an operations manual that was out of date were factors in the crash of the Steamship Authority ferry Iyanough in Hyannis two years ago.

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SSA Port Captain Resigns; Personal Reasons Cited
Louisa Hufstader

Six and a half weeks after starting the job, Jordan Baptiste has resigned his position as port captain for the Steamship Authority.

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SSA Tackles Strategic Plan at Daylong Meeting Wednesday
Louisa Hufstader

Nearly six months after releasing a report recommending changes at the Steamship Authority, the consulting team that performed last year’s comprehensive review of boat line operations is coming back.

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