From Ticket Taker to Top Dog, Wayne Lamson Stayed the Course
Steve Myrick
Anyone who wants to know about Wayne Lamson quickly runs across the story about how he started with the ferry service as a ticket seller in Woods Hole, during the summers when he attended college.
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Longtime SSA General Manager Will Retire
Julia Wells

When the Steamship Authority holds its monthly meeting on Martha's Vineyard Tuesday, the retirement of general manager Wayne Lamson will top the news. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Oak Bluffs library.

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All Aboard: Islanders Welcome, Tour New Ferry Woods Hole
Heather Hamacek

Cameras in hand, at least 30 people gathered at the Steamship Authority slip Monday afternoon to watch the new ferry Woods Hole dock after its ceremonial maiden voyage.

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Orders Read and Watch Set, Ferry Woods Hole Arrives in Vineyard Haven
Steve Myrick

With festive red, white and blue bunting adorning her decks, the Woods Hole sailed into Vineyard Haven Monday afternoon.

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Commissioning Ceremony Monday for Ferry Woods Hole
Sara Brown

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.

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Ferry Woods Hole Prepares for Her Martha's Vineyard Debut
Steve Myrick

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.

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Ferry Woods Hole Arrives in Massachusetts
Sara Brown

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.

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Full Speed Ahead, Ferry Woods Hole Sets Sail
Steve Myrick

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.

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SSA Airport Reservation Office Will Move to Vineyard Haven
Steve Myrick

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

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Countdown to Arrival Continues for New SSA Ferry
Steve Myrick

Though the Louisiana shipyard building the new ferry says it will be more than five weeks late in delivering the vessel, Steamship Authority managers remain hopeful the ferry will be delivered earlier, general manager Wayne Lamson said this week.

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