Steamships and Ferries

Arrival of the New Steamer Monohansett

This new and superior steamer arrived at this port on her first trip from New Bedford, on Saturday last. Our old and much esteemed friend, Capt. Cromwell, who commands her, is greatly pleased with her, in every respect and thinks her a better boat than was the Eagle’s Wing. We hope to see her well patronized. Since the old boat was burned, the Vineyard people have suffered much for want of a regular communication with the main land.

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.

Arrival of the Metacomet: the Big Guns Brought Out!

The new and beautiful steamer Metacomet, which is to ply between this place and Fairhaven, arrived here, on her first trip, Thursday afternoon. As the Metacomet rounded the East Chop, a cannon was fired as a signal of her approach; and as she entered our harbor, a salute of fifty guns, and the hearty cheers of our people, welcomed her arrival among us.

New Steamboat Enterprise

We are informed that at a meeting composed of the Directors of N. B. & T. B. R. R., together with the officers of the Boston & Providence Rail Road, and some influential capitalists of this and other cities, it was resolved to order the building of a first-class steamboat of 360 tons buthen, to ply between this city and Nantucket. As the Massachusetts is to be placed on the route between Nantucket and Hyannis, an arrangement like this is rendered absolutely necessary to supply the wants of the traveling public, as well as our business men who have relations with the Island.

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.