SSA Scrambles to Keep Vineyard Route on Schedule
Julia Wells

Frustrated travelers and disruptions in service were again the story for the problem-plagued Steamship Authority over the weekend and into Monday.

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Ferry Martha's Vineyard Back in Service
Sara Brown
The ferry Martha’s Vineyard lost power late Saturday afternoon, triggering a long evening of disruptions. On Sunday morning it cleared sea trials and was back in service.
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Freight Ferry Katama Goes Out With Failed Generator
Julia Wells

The freight ferry Katama remained out of service Wednesday afternoon due to a failed generator. The SSA said technicians were working on the problem.

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Vineyard Governor Fails in Call for Outside Consultant
Louisa Hufstader

Islanders gave earful to Steamship Authority governors and senior managers Monday at the first meeting on the Vineyard since last month’s calamitous run of ferry breakdowns and cancellations.

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Steamship Authority Meets Monday on the Vineyard
Julia Wells
An unprecedented streak of mechanical breakdowns, and more recently ferry service that is running chronically late, top the agenda.
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Ferry Service Gets Back to Normal
Julia Wells
The ferry Island Home made her way down Vineyard Sound from Fairhaven and into the Vineyard Haven harbor Thursday afternoon, signaling a possible return to normalcy for the Steamship Authority.
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SSA Mishaps Occupy Port Council
Louisa Hufstader

An unprecedented series of equipment failures that has crippled the Steamship Authority for most of the past month was a “perfect storm” of events that could not have been foreseen, the boat line port council heard Wednesday.

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Ferry Woods Hole Cleared to Return to Service
Julia Wells
The ferry Woods Hole has been cleared for service and is expected to return to the Vineyard route after two days of trials on the Nantucket route, Steamship Authority general manager Bob Davis said.
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With Two Ferries Still Out, SSA Works to Keep Up With Demand
Bill Eville
With two main Vineyard ferries laid up in Fairhaven, the Steamship Authority said it would continue to use a privately-contracted high-speed passenger service to the Island at least through midweek.
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For Ferry Woes, It's Like Deja Vu All Over Again
Sara Brown
The ferry Martha's Vineyard gave a brief scare Saturday evening when a warning light cancelled the 5 p.m. trip from Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven, but technicians were able to fix the issue, said Marc Hanover, the Vineyard representative on the Steamship Authority board of governors.
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