SSA Renews Study of New Bedford Routes

The Steamship Authority will continue to explore possible new routes between the Vineyard and New Bedford — one for barging trash and another for freight ferry service, both using private contractors.

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Ruling Favors Steamship Authority in Woods Hole Terminal Project

A ruling this week stated that the state Department of Environmental Protection was correct when it issued a license for a new Steamship Authority terminal and ferry slips in Woods Hole.

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Steamship Authority Names New Treasurer/Comptroller

The Steamship Authority has announced Terry Cote Vizard as the boat line’s new treasurer/comptroller.

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Minor Damage After Sankaty Collides with Island Home
Sara Brown

The freight ferry Sankaty collided with the Island Home Friday evening while backing into the slip in Woods Hole. No one was injured in the mishap.

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Woods Hole Terminal Project Ready, Set — Almost Go
Sara Brown

Steamship Authority governors Tuesday awarded a bid for a $2.6 million temporary modular terminal building in Woods Hole, another early step in a large reconstruction project at the Woods Hole facility.

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Steamship Authority Chooses Next General Manager

Robert Davis was named to be the next general manager of the Steamship Authority in a unanimous vote at a special meeting Monday.

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Appeal Could Delay New Ferry Terminal in Woods Hole

A group of Woods Hole residents is challenging state approval of the Steamship Authority terminal reconstruction project in the village, a move that could delay the project.

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Steamship General Manager Search Stays Inside

Pleased with the current direction of the Steamship Authority, the board of governors is looking within its own ranks for a new general manager to succeed Wayne Lamson when he retires this summer.

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Nobska Grounded in Heavy Fog Off Oak Bluffs Beach
Vineyard Gazette

Passersby near the Oak Bluffs public beach were startled yesterday morning when, eerily, out of a thick morning fog, crept the bow of a large white steamer heading straight toward shore.

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The Eagle Has Landed
Mark Alan Lovewell

The 233-foot M.V. Eagle, the Steamship Authority’s largest and most extravagant ferry, arrived in Woods Hole 24 hours ahead of schedule on Tuesday. Sailing out of a cold fog bank into the Vineyard Sound beneath a torrent of sleet and rain, the $8-million ferry completed her voyage from Louisiana.

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