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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After vowing that Tuesday’s online opening for auto reservations for the Martha’s Vineyard route would run more smoothly than the chaotic Nantucket opening day, the results did not bear out the promise.

Next Tuesday will be different. That was the pledge from the Steamship Authority this week after a series of website problems marred the opening day for online summer reservations on the Nantucket route.

Questions for the Steamship Authority leadership.

The Steamship Authority begins its Headstart booking program for preferred and excursion customers on Jan. 10 at 7:30 a.m.

Weather conditions on Christmas Eve were already bad and getting worse when the Steamship Authority made the call to cancel its remaining ferries that evening, general manager Robert Davis told the SSA port council on Tuesday.

With the $5.6 million purchase last month of a third offshore service vessel (OSV) from a Louisiana firm, the Steamship Authority has another new ferry to name.