Timeline of the Ferry Fiasco
A look back at two weeks of ferry woes.
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Ferry Martha's Vineyard Returns to Service as Holiday Weekend Approaches
The problem-plagued ferry Martha's Vineyard was returned again to service Thursday morning, as Steamship Authority officials pieced together a plan to get travelers to and from the Vineyard for the upcoming holiday weekend.
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Navigating Ferry Cancellations Is Hard Road for Cargo Deliveries
Landry Harlan
Business owners who rely on the ferry to transport cargo to and from the mainland have dealt with late and cancelled shipments that have cost them thousands of dollars.
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New Flagship Martha’s Vineyard Arrives
Amy Callahan
At last, the namesake ferry of Martha’s Vineyard and the newest addition to the Steamship Authority’s fleet has arrived.
 
The MV Martha’s Vineyard survived the rough trip up the coast from Florida and sailed magnificently into Vineyard waters this week.
 
At 2:30 on Monday afternoon, she arrived in Woods Hole. In front of a cheering crowd of SSA employees, Capt. Ed Jackson showed off the boat’s powerful new bow thrusters by performing a quick turnabout before pulling the vessel into the slip.
 
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Ferry Fiasco Continues With Two Ferries Out of Service Again
Sara Brown
With a holiday weekend approaching, the Steamship Authority was scrambling Wednesday to provide reliable service in light of continuing mechanical problems that have sidelined the two main passenger ferries to the Vineyard.
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Ferry Woods Hole Cleared to Return to Service
Sara Brown and Jane Seagrave
Ferry service to and from the Vineyard has returned to some degree of normalcy as the Vineyard representative on the board of governors called for an independent review of communications and operations.
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Steamship Scrambles as Another Ferry Breaks Down
Bill Eville
With two ferries sidelined with mechanical problems, the Steamship Authority will continue to operate through the weekend with just two freight boats, the Katama and the Sankaty, and the SeaStreak.
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Ferry Woods Hole Pulled from Service
Sara Brown
The ferry Woods Hole was pulled from service late Thursday because of mechanical problems, the Steamship Authority announced, adding to a series of issues with the boat line’s ferries.
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Breakdowns, Bad Weather Lead to Long List of Ferry Woes
Sara Brown
Weather cancellations and mechanical issues have left Steamship Authority staff and crew busy and passengers frustrated.
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Ferry Martha's Vineyard Out of Service Again
Sara Brown
The ferry Martha’s Vineyard was pulled from service again Wednesday morning because of a generator issue and is headed to the Fairhaven maintenance facility for repairs, Steamship Authority representatives confirmed.
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