SSA Proposes Steep Fare Hikes for Coming Year
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority is proposing significant, across-the-board rate hikes in an effort to cover expected losses in revenue and budget shortfalls during the 2021 operating season.
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Man Accidentally Shoots Himself With Handgun at Woods Hole Ferry Terminal, Sustaining Minor Injuries
Noah Asimow
A man who was waiting to board a ferry to the Vineyard accidentally shot himself inside a bus shelter at the Woods Hole Steamship Authority terminal Tuesday evening.
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September Ferry Traffic Sees Strong Rebound
Louisa Hufstader
Early fall traffic on Steamship Authority ferries has been robust this year, with Labor Day weekend bringing an end-of-summer spike in travelers, according to a report from the boat line Tuesday.
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SSA Employee Covid Tests All Come Back Negative
Noah Asimow
Steamship Authority officials are breathing a sigh of relief after announcing on Wednesday that 38 contact-traced employees have tested negative for Covid-19.
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Steamship Authority Adds Trips, Reopens Reservations
Noah Asimow
The Steamship Authority announced another slate of complicated schedule updates on Wednesday, adding back trips that were previously cancelled and reopening its reservation system for Labor Day weekend. Test results on approximately 30 contact-traced employees are still pending.
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SSA Shuffles Ferries, Schedule After Second Employee Tests Positive
Noah Asimow

Two Steamship Authority employees have now tested positive for Covid-19 in as many days — including one who worked a Vineyard route — prompting the boat line to cancel trips and make other schedule changes beginning this week, as well as institute mass testing among employees and temporarily close reservations.

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Third SSA Employee Tests Positive in Runup to Labor Day Weekend
Noah Asimow
A third Steamship Authority employee in the past four days has tested positive for Covid-19, causing reverberations throughout the entire ferry service.
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Steamship Extends Kids' Art Contest
Sept. 30 is the new deadline for young artists in kindergarten through 12th grade to enter their work in the Steamship Authority's Sail Into Imagination art contest.
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SSA Stays on Track for Large Deficit; Early Freight Run Still Rankles
Louisa Hufstader
With six months of 2020 travel data on the books, the Steamship Authority is still forecasting a $20 to $25 million deficit for the year.
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Thursday Morning Ferry Delays
A toilet overflow caused the Steamship Authority ferry Nantucket to miss its first round-trip between Vineyard Haven and Woods Hole Thursday morning.
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