Tisbury Revisits Draft Mooring Regulations
Tisbury is sending its proposed new waterways regulations back to the committee that drafted them earlier this year.
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Shark Circles Vineyard Haven Harbor, Riveting Onlookers
The fin of a porbeagle shark spotted in the Vineyard Haven harbor drew a crowd of amazed onlookers Friday afternoon.
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Vineyard Haven Schooner Rescue Is All-Out Effort
In a dramatic, all-hands-on-deck effort, the wooden schooner Tangier was hauled off a sandbar in Vineyard Haven harbor Tuesday morning after she went aground in gale-force winds during the weekend blizzard that lashed the Island.
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Vineyard Wind Proposes Plan to Redevelop Tisbury Marine Terminal
The MVC is reviewing a large, complicated project to redevelop the Tisbury Marine Terminal into a vessel staging facility for Vineyard Wind.
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Island Harbors, Marinas Win Awards
Seven Martha's Vineyard boating operations have won 2020 Boater's Choice Awards from Cambridge-based marinas.com.
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Waterfront in Tisbury Bustles with Business Life
Mark Alan Lovewell

On the Vineyard Haven waterfront you can see, smell and hear the bustle of activity. The town's boatyards are all party to boat building and launching. Anyone who walks the shores of the town will discover a wide variety of vessels undergoing extensive work. It was a busy winter and there is evidence everywhere.

Maciel Marine, Martha's Vineyard Shipyard and Gannon and Benjamin boatyards are witness to a resurgence in interest in Island built and restored vessels.

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Plan to Hike Mooring Fees in Tisbury Sparks Lively Discussion
Louisa Hufstader
A request from Tisbury harbor master John Crocker to increase mooring permit fees three times over the coming five years led to a lively discussion Tuesday.
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Vineyard Haven's Vital Working Waterfront
The only unimpeded, half-mile expanse of year-round working waterfront on the Island stretches from the Steamship Authority wharf to R.M. Packer Co.
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Future of Vineyard Haven Harbor Inspires Public Debate
Peter Savodnik

Carmel Gamble glared at the chain-link fence surrounding the beachfront lot next door to her Vineyard Haven cottage. “This is not the Vineyard Haven I knew,” said Miss Gamble, a veterinary technician and self-described “clown on sabbatical” who returned to Martha’s Vineyard two years ago after five years in Hawaii. “But this ugly steel chain-link fence, I mean, what we love about the Vineyard is that it’s beautiful. That’s why people come here,” she said.

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Tisbury Looks to Commission As Way to Protect Its Harbor
Ethan Kelley

The Tisbury board of selectmen took the first step this week toward regulating activity in Vineyard Haven harbor by placing a proposal on the table to nominate the waterway as a District of Critical Planning Concern (DCPC).

If the plan moves forward, much of the harbor could be designated by the Martha’s Vineyard Commission as a resource to be protected, beginning a process of establishing development guidelines for the area.

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