Steamships and Ferries

Government Takes Steamer Naushon

The Naushon, pride of the Island Fleet of steamers, yesterday took her last look at the Island which she has served since she was built in 1929. For the last time she breasted the Island waters which on countless trips have offered their caress or attacked her with savage force. She has been taken over by the federal government and will play her part in the war effort, in some capacity not divulged.
 
Steamship company officials were notified after midnight the night before, that the Naushon was to be turned over to the government at the end of her run yesterday.

Edgartown Loses Boat

Beginning Sunday, Nov. 11, the Island steamboat schedule will be changed to eliminate the trips to and from Edgartown. The last boat in the evening will put into Vineyard Haven and remain there, leaving at 6:10 in the morning as has been the custom.
 

Farewell, Uncatena!

The sale of the Uncatena comes as no great surprise. She has not been needed for some time, even as an extra boat, and the sight of her at her berth in New Bedford has been a glimpse of the past for those Island travellers who noticed her. Her disappearance from the line to which she gave long and honorable service marks the end of an era. She was the last side-wheeler. Amazingly enough, the entire Island fleet has been recreated since 1922 and the four new craft which serve the Islands in summer are a great advance over the boats they have superseded.

Steamer Islander Is Launched

Steamer Islander, built by the Bath, (Me.) Iron Works, Ltd., for the New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamboat Co., was launched Wednesday afternoon of last week, at about 5 o'clock.

Steamer Eagle's Wing Burns in the Providence River

We regret to announce the almost total loss of this splendid and favorite steamer by fire. She left here for New Bedford on Wednesday, the 24th ult., and made a fine passage to that port. Shortly after arriving there, she steamed up for Providence, with the intention of making an excursion from that city. She had proceeded to within five miles of Providence, when she was discovered to be on fire in the vicinity of the steam-chimney on the promenade deck.

The Steamer Eagle's Wing

The Steamer Eagle's Wing, Capt. Benj. C. Cromwell, now makes four trips per week to New Bedford, instead of three as heretofore. On Monday, she leaves Edgartown at a quarter to 7 o'clock, A.M., and returns the same day, leaving New Bedford at 2 P.M. She leaves again on Tuesday, at the same hour, and returns on Wednesday, leaving New Bedford at 11 o'clock, A.M. She again leaves for New Bedford, on Thursday, and returns on Friday, and finishes up her work for the week by going and returning on Saturday, at the same hours as on Monday.

The Steamboat Naushon

This favorite steamer, as will be seen by reference to our advertising columns, is to be sold at auction.

The Fourth of July

The Fourth of July, the anniversary of the Nation’s independence, passed off in this town, without any public demonstration of joy, and the stillness of the Sabbath reigned throughout the day; but from many hearts devout aspirations of gratitude ascended...

Martha's Vineyard and New Bedford: Summer Arrangement

The new steamer Naushon, Capt., Holmes W. Smith, will run as follows, on and after Monday, the 23d of March.

Leave Edgartown, on Mondays, Tuesdays and Thursdays, at 9 o’clock, A.M., and on Saturdays at 7 o’clock, A.M.

Leave New Bedford, on Mondays and Saturdays, at 1 o’clock, P.M., and on Wednesdays and Fridays, at 11 o’clock, A.M., or immediately after the arrival of the morning train of cars from Boston.

The Steamer will stop at Woods’ Hole, (Falmouth) and Holmes’ Hole, giving ample time to land and receive freight, &c.

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