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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Islander-only excursion auto fares will remain unchanged in 2023, after the boat line board of governors made a last-minute adjustment Tuesday that adds an off-season increase for standard vehicles instead.

The Steamship Authority pulled the M/V Island Home from service after the vessel’s main engine cooling system developed a problem Thursday evening.

Facing a nearly $8 million revenue shortfall next year, the Steamship Authority is making final adjustments in a set of fare hikes that will go into effect Jan. 1.

The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed an expansion of its Speed Management Areas to help critically endangered right whales.

The two newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet will be named M/V Aquinnah and M/V Monomoy, following a unanimous vote by the boat line board of governors.

Pinkletink and Boaty McBoatface won’t soon be plying the waters between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven, having failed to make the short-list of names for the newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet.