Ferry Island Home Goes Out Briefly

The ferry Island Home went out of service briefly late Friday morning but was back in service by early afternoon.

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Passengers Briefly Trapped in Ferry Elevator
Sara Brown

Seven passengers were briefly trapped in an elevator about the ferry Martha’s Vineyard Wednesday.

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Steamship Authority Hires Communication Director
Sara Brown

Cape Cod Times reporter Sean F. Driscoll has been hired as communications director for the Steamship Authority, the boat line announced.

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Ferry Katama Goes Out Briefly for Minor Repairs
Julia Wells

The freight ferry went out for repairs in Woods Hole Saturday afternoon and later returned to service.

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Islanders Favor Independent Audit of SSA
Jane Seagrave

Reliable ferries. Better communication. An independent audit. These are the items the Steamship Authority needs to address urgently, according to a survey taken over the last week by people who use the boat line to travel to and from Martha’s Vineyard.

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Amid Turmoil, SSA Port Captain Resigns
Julia Wells

The Steamship Authority port captain has resigned, boat line general manager Robert Davis confirmed Thursday.

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SSA Governors Unanimously Back Outside Review
Julia Wells

Steamship Authority governors voted unanimously to immediately seek a top-to-bottom independent outside review of boat line operations.

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Under Fire, SSA Meets Today on the Vineyard
Julia Wells
Steamship Authority governors meet on the Vineyard today. The meeting begins at 4 p.m. at the Performing Arts Center.
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Amid Growing Uproar, SSA Moves Meeting to the Vineyard
Julia Wells

With growing uproar over problems that continue to plague the Steamship Authority, the monthly meeting has been switched to the Vineyard.

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Ferry Cancellations Skyrocketed This Year, SSA Report Finds
Julia Wells

In the first third of 2018 549 ferries were cancelled because of mechanical problems, more than triple the amount in the last four years combined.

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