Fishing shacks

Walking the Line in Chilmark and Aquinnah

Chilmark voters approved a change to the town line, but not before an amendment was added on the town meeting floor that will keep Aquinnah, the smallest town on the Island, from losing any more land. At stake was 300 feet.

Vanderhoop Fishing Shack Dispute Continues in Superior Court

The Vanderhoop fishing shack in Menemsha has been the subject of an emotional year-long debate in Aquinnah. The case involves a tangle of small town relationships as well as laws pertaining to property rights and contracts.

Oldest Menemsha Fish Shack Caught in Crossfire of Property Rights Dispute

The oldest fishing shack in Menemsha is now under the stewardship of the town of Aquinnah, at least for the short term. The Aquinnah selectmen voted 2-1 Tuesday night to take possession of what is known as the Alfred Vanderhoop shack.