Menemsha

Selectmen Settle Summer Fuel Dock Dispute at Menemsha

A dispute over use and control of the Menemsha fuel dock following a series of incidents with boaters needing water this summer was resolved amid testy exchanges at the Chilmark selectmen’s meeting Tuesday.

In Rare Appearance, Brown Booby Takes a Shine to Menemsha

Menemsha fisherman Walter Dixon had a surprise shipmate join his fishing trip on Monday afternoon: a brown booby.

Straight Talk, No Chaser; Trying to Keep Up With Everett Poole

At 87, Everett Poole is still working hard at his chandlery in Menemsha, where he has chosen to hold onto the old ways.

Sitting a Spell With the Porch Pals

It’s called Squid Row, and it is the harbor’s number one repository for gossip, stories, memories and fishing tales of questionable veracity.

Town Leaders Eye Summer Spruce-Up for Menemsha

Rotted pilings, electrical wires and missing signs were a few of the items pointed out by town leaders during their spring tour of Menemsha harbor.

Greg Mayhew, Menemsha Draggerman, Dies at 72

The iconic Menemsha fisherman who piloted the Unicorn dragger during the heyday of offshore commercial fishing, died April 11. He had fished the waters off the Vineyard all his life.

Menemsha Master Plan Draws Lively Discussion

It was standing room only in the Chilmark library for a public forum on architect Bill Brewster’s preliminary improvement plan for Menemsha.

Selectmen Look Ahead to Next Season at Menemsha

Summer crowds are gone, but town officials had streams of pedestrians and clogged streets on the mind during their fall walk-through at Menemsha.

Trace Voltage in Water at Menemsha Poses Mystery

Crab corner in Menemsha channel is closed to swimmers while electricians and town officials work to determine the source of stray voltage in the water.

Fair Winds, Safe Passage, Menemsha Fleet Is Blessed

An annual tradition in Menemsha, the blessing of the fleet has its roots in the Catholic tradition, first begun in coastal communities in southern Europe.

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