The Vineyard Gazette
It happened yesterday. One minute before 11 a.m., the Island boat line was administered by the officers and directors of the Massachusetts Steamship Lines Inc., as constituted for some time past; one minute after 11, the management was in the hands of new officers and directors, the responsibility of the New Bedford, Woods Hole, Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket Steamboat Authority.
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Only the signature of Governor Furcolo now remains to turn into law the bill setting up a new Steamship Authority with three members, locally appointed, to represent the Vineyard Nantucket, and F
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Two Steamship Authority ferries, the M/V Governor and M/V Iyanough, will continue to run on shortened schedules as the summer season begins, general manager Robert Davis said this week.

As the Steamship Authority embarks on its first strategic plan, the ferry line is seeking comment from the public.

Two of the Steamship Authority's new vessels entered dry dock earlier this month in Alabama and could be running to the Island's next summer.

On Thursday April 20 we took the 1:15 p.m. Island Home from Woods Hole to the Vineyard. There was no luggage cart.

From the April 24, 1981 edition of the Vineyard Gazette: For 33 years the SS Martha’s Vineyard carried people and cars across Nantucket Sound.

Four experienced Steamship Authority deck officers — licensed mariners responsible for safety and navigation aboard ferries — will not be reporting for duty this spring, potentially affecting the summer operating schedule.