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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Oak Bluffs and Tisbury will ask the state legislature to triple their towns’ embarkation fees, joining forces in a pitch to increase money collected on ferry tickets.

As the Steamship Authority prepares to add a third Lode Star class offshore service vessel (OSV) to its fleet, boat line officials are now considering a fourth sister ship from the same Louisiana seller.

Buoyed by more than $28 million in newly-available federal funding, the Steamship Authority is preparing to buy a third vessel from Louisiana-based Hornbeck Offshore Services.

The Steamship Authority's concessionnaire is switching away from water in plastic bottles, according to an announcement.

The Steamship Authority board of governors, which normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month, has cancelled its Nov. 15 meeting with a tentative rescheduled date of Nov. 28.

General manager Robert Davis told the Steamship Authority port council Tuesday morning that he expects to name a COO before the end of 2022, from a pool of seven candidates.