Edgartown harbor

Island Harbors, Marinas Win Awards

Seven Martha's Vineyard boating operations have won 2020 Boater's Choice Awards from Cambridge-based marinas.com.

Edgartown Harbor Named as Historical Underground Railroad Site

Edgartown Harbor was recently named a site on the Underground Railroad as part of 12 new listings made this year.

Edgartown Takes Steps to Keep Harbor Pumps Open This Summer

With gas pumps once again locked and in violation of environmental regulations, R.M. Packer Co. and the town of Edgartown have come to a short-term agreement.

Gas Sales Return to Edgartown Harbor

After a dry summer for boaters on the Edgartown harbor, at least when it comes to fuel, gas is expected to be available for sale by this weekend, town officials said.

Edgartown Harbor Has No Gas for Sale, Causing Headaches

With gas pumps locked and no fuel for sale on the Edgartown harbor, there is growing concern and confusion among boaters as a busy summer on the water begins to ramp up.

Edgartown Harbor Master Gets High Marks on Annual Review

High praise for the Edgartown harbor master’s office was one theme from this week’s board of selectmen meeting.

Ice Hampers Passage for Chappy Ferry

For the first time since at least 2007, ice in the Edgartown harbor prevented the Chappaquiddick ferry from completing a trip across the harbor Monday morning. Capt. Jeff LaMarche was hampered by thick ice.

Dolphins Pay a Visit to Edgartown Harbor

Three common dolphins made an appearance in the Edgartown harbor Monday, delighting onlookers and creating a buzz about the species of the mammalian visitors.

Scott Kraus, the vice president of research at New England Aquarium and a longtime whale researcher, positively identified them as common dolphins.

Edgartown Harbor Fuel Station Stays Open

Early season boaters will be able to fuel up at the Edgartown harbor this summer, despite concerns before the selectmen this week that the fuel station would be closed.

Harbor master Charlie Blair said Monday that there would not be fuel for Memorial Day weekend because equipment at the Edgartown Marine harbor fuel dock, which is operated by R.M. Packer, needed to be upgraded before the dock opens.

Town administrator Pamela Dolby said Wednesday that fuel will be available, with repairs scheduled for Wednesday and Thursday and permits expected to be issued on Friday.

Crackdown at the Harbor: Can It Help Those Who Wait Years for Moorings?

Crackdown at the Harbor: Can It Help Those Who Wait Years for Moorings?


There's about to be a crackdown in Edgartown's harbor - new mooring regulations aim to fix a system in which some boaters have been waiting a generation for a place to put their vessel.

Securing a permanent mooring in any East Coast port town these days is often a challenge. But in Edgartown's inner harbor - one of two Island towns that still permit private moorings - it's practically impossible.