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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SSA Explores Barging Trash to New Bedford
Steve Myrick

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.

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SSA Talks Additional Passenger Service, Approves 2016 budget
Steve Myrick

Hy-Line Cruises and Seastreak want to expand passenger service to Martha’s Vineyard next year. Public hearings will be held.

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Ferry Woods Hole Will Serve Oak Bluffs Starting Next Spring
Steve Myrick
The new Steamship Authority ferry will ply the route between Woods Hole and Oak Bluffs beginning next spring, the town selectmen learned this week.
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One Way the Other Way in Union Street Traffic Experiment
Heather Hamacek
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.
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Steamship Authority Discusses Plans for New Freight Ferry
Steve Myrick

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.

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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.

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SSA Could Assign New Ferry to Nantucket Route
Steve Myrick

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.

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Tisbury Asks SSA to Look Into Moving Ferry Terminal
Olivia Hull

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.

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Falmouth Appoints New SSA Governor
Olivia Hull

When the Steamship Authority governors meet Tuesday in Woods Hole, there will be a new face at the table. Falmouth selectmen have appointed scientist Elizabeth Gladfelter as their new representative on the boat line’s executive board.

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