There is Balm in Gilead - Governor Signs Boat Bill
The Vineyard Gazette
Governor [Foster] Furcolo signed the new Steamship Authority bill shortly before 2 p.m. on Tuesday. Under the terms of the new law, the present Authority will be replaced Jan. 1, 1961, by a new Authority of three members, one of Dukes County - who have already persuaded Robert M. Love to accept the appointment - one named by the selectmen of Nantucket, and one by the selectmen of Falmouth. New Bedford will be responsible for 40 per cent of the deficit for 1960, but after the end of this year will have no responsibility, no representation, and no guarantee of service.
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Bon Voyage to the Steamer Naushon
Mike Kolleth

A chapter in American maritime history will close Tuesday when the last car and passenger-carrying steamboat in North America sails out of Woods Hole harbor.

The retirement of the SS Naushon from the Steamship Authority fleet marks the end of a 170-year era of steam ferry service along the Eastern seaboard.

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Busy Summer: SSA Reports Ferry Traffic on the Rise
Steve Myrick

Senior managers at the Steamship Authority confirmed this week what many people already knew: there are substantially more cars and people coming to Martha’s Vineyard this summer.

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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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