Steamship Surveys Public for New Website
The Steamship Authority has released an online survey to gather public input as it prepares to develop a new website.
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State Bailout May Not Be Needed for SSA
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority ended 2020 with a $12.5 million operating deficit, far smaller than anticipated last spring, general manager Robert Davis told the SSA governors Tuesday.
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Opening Day for Summer Reservations at SSA Sees Brisk Business
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority saw a busy morning on opening day for online summer ferry reservations Tuesday. And there were no website crashes this year.
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SSA Alters Freight Schedule After Positive Covid Tests
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority has cut back its Vineyard freight ferry routes after two employees tested positive for Covid-19 on Friday.
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SSA Appeals to State for Guidance on Vaccinations
Noah Asimow
Citing urgent staffing and scheduling concerns, the Steamship Authority has sent a letter to the state Department of Public Health requesting guidance on the vaccination process for its 500 employees.
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SSA Vessel Worker Tests Positive
A fourth Steamship Authority employee in almost as many days has tested positive for Covid-19, according to a press release Monday.
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SSA Cancels Two Midday Trips After Employee Tests Positive
Noah Asimow

The Steamship Authority cancelled two midday trips on its Vineyard route Wednesday after an employee assigned to the M/V Martha’s Vineyard tested positive for Covid-19, spokesman Sean Driscoll confirmed in a press release.

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SSA Manager Receives High Marks in Annual Review
Louisa Hufstader
Steamship Authority general manager Robert Davis has again received high marks from the boat line board of governors, in his third annual review since taking the top job in 2017.
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Island Seats Filled on SSA Port Council
Louisa Hufstader
One month after both Vineyard representatives to the Steamship Authority port council said they would step down, the two port towns named new members to the advisory body.
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Thanksgiving Travel Saw More Coming than Going on the Vineyard
Noah Asimow
The 2020 Thanksgiving holiday saw a reversal in travel habits to and from the Vineyard, with a higher proportion of off-Islanders coming, while an even higher percentage of Islanders decided to stay put.
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