Vineyard Gazette
Work on the East Chop bulkhead and jetties to prevent further erosion of the sightly cliff and drive, began on Tuesday when a gang of workmen in charge of superintendent H. L. Curtis of C. W.
North Bluff coastal bank
East Chop bluff


The long-planned project to re-engineer the East Chop bluff got a major boost with an announcement by the Federal Emergency Management Agency that it has awarded $10 million to the town.

A multi-million-dollar project to engineer and stabilize the badly eroded bluff along East Chop Drive has seen its timeline pushed farther into the future, while town officials worry about ongoing deterioration.


Oak Bluffs selectmen voted to permanently close East Chop Drive to vehicles; bicycles and pedestrians will still be allowed.

A plan to repair and stabilize the East Chop bluff won approval with conditions Thursday night from the Martha’s Vineyard Commission.

East Chop Drive is closed until further notice due to further deterioration of the bluff caused by the recent gauntlet of northeasters hammering the coast.

A project to restore the eroding East Chop Bluff is inching closer to reality, although the town is still seeking funding for the $17 to $20 million project.