SSA to Sanitize Terminal Building
An employee at the Steamship Authority’s Woods Hole terminal was reportedly exposed to a person who has tested positive for Covid-19.
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Steamship Authority Traffic Goes Into Freefall
Julia Wells
Automobile and passenger traffic on Steamship Authority ferries plunged into steep decline this month, just as the coronavirus pandemic began its spread into Massachusetts.
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Governor Baker Urges Second Home Owners to Stay Away from Islands
Noah Asimow and Jane Seagrave
The Steamship Authority on Sunday released statistics showing a modest increase in out-of-state vehicles coming to the Vineyard in the first half of March, as Massachusetts Gov. Charlie Baker urged residents with second homes on Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard to stay home.
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SSA Reduced Schedule
Starting Sunday, the Steamship Authority is reducing its schedule of ferry trips between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard.
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Reduced Ferry Schedule Goes Into Effect
Noah Asimow
Six regularly scheduled ferry runs have been cut effective Sunday, as traffic to the Island begins to decline. Other transit agencies are taking steps to prevent the spread of the coronavirus.
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SSA Art Contest
The Steamship Authority is accepting entries for its fifth annual Sail into Imagination art contest for students in grades K through 12.
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SSA Creates Coronavirus Web Page
The Steamship Authority has launched a dedicated web page for coronavirus alerts and updates.
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County Commission Names Vineyard SSA Governor
Louisa Hufstader
James Malkin was named to represent Martha’s Vineyard on the Steamship Authority board of governors, following a unanimous vote by the Dukes County Commission Wednesday afternoon.
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Pledging to Be a Good Listener, New Boatline Governor Gears Up
Louisa Hufstader
With less than two weeks until he picks up the gavel to chair his first Steamship Authority meeting on March 17, James Malkin is getting to know the boat line as few passengers get the chance to do.
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SSA Budget for Woods Hole Construction Rises to Nearly $93 Million
Louisa Hufstader
The Steamship Authority’s sweeping renovation of its Woods Hole waterfront operations, originally estimated to cost less than $70 million, is now being budgeted at $92,767,283.
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