Wi-Fi on the Boat: None

So the ferry rates are being raised. That is an accepted fact of life on the Vineyard and one of the increased expenses we pay for the lifeline to our beloved Island home (the Vineyard, not the vessel, per se).

SSA Adjusts Fall Schedule to Accommodate Heavy Traffic

Islanders who have trouble getting their cars off-Island in the early fall will see some relief next year. Steamship Authority governors agreed this week to modify the fall schedule for earlier trips out of Vineyard Haven.

Steamship Authority Approves Fare Increases

Islanders and day trippers alike will spend a little more to travel on the Steamship Authority beginning early next year. Parking fees in the off-site ferry lots in Falmouth are also slated to go up in January.

SSA Meets Today to Consider Fare Hikes

A package of rate hikes for the coming year will be on the table for discussion, including increases to excursion fares. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Oak Bluffs library.

Ferry Cancellations, Schedule Changes Monday

The Steamship Authority has announced several schedule changes Monday, including cancellations, because of repairs to the ferry Martha’s Vineyard.

Steamship Authority Plans Fare Hikes

Increases in passenger fares and excursion rates for Island residents are among a set of proposed rate changes. But the boat line will now reconsider increasing the popular excursion fares, general manager Wayne Lamson said.

SSA Approves $5.2 Million Contract for Central Parking Lot in Falmouth

Lawrence-Lynch Corp. was low bidder on the project, which aims to create a 1,900-car central parking facility in East Falmouth for summer overflow from the Palmer avenue lot.

Votes Are In; New Freight Ferry to Be Named Woods Hole

When a new ferry is delivered to the Steamship Authority around spring of 2016, it will bear the name Woods Hole. At their meeting in Vineyard Haven Tuesday, boatline governors agreed unanimously on the name choice.

Naming of Freight Ferry on Deck for Boatline Meeting Tuesday

The question of what to name the next member of the Steamship Authority fleet will likely be answered Tuesday morning, when the boatline board of governors meets in Vineyard Haven. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street.

What's in a Name? The Horn Could Blow for Thee, Woods Hole

It might not be obvious, but right from the start in 1950, the Steamship Authority has followed fairly clear lines of thought when it comes to naming ferries and freight boats.