Harry Ricciardi

Looking for Wind at Pat West Gaff Rig Race
There are many sailboat races in Vineyard Haven throughout the summer but the Pat West Gaff Rig Race is unique in its requirements.
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From Sea to Slurp, First Oyster Harvest Is a Briny Bounty
On Tuesday, Jeff and Tony Canha of Husselton Head Oysters sold their first crop at The Net Result in Vineyard Haven.
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Meet the Fleet Event Builds Camraderie and Awareness
In Menemsha last Thursday the Martha's Vineyard Fishermen's Preservation Trust hosted its annual Meet the Fleet event.
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All Hands on Deck and in the Water for Coast Guard Inspection
There are two nearly 65-foot tugboats that call Vineyard Haven home.
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Working a Front Row Seat During Vineyard Cup Race
Racing yachts is endlessly stereotypically exclusive. But on the Vineyard, when all the local boats sign up for a race and others come from far away, everybody needs a full crew.
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Winds of Freedom Steer Shenandoah to Edgartown Harbor
On Sunday, the last of Shenandoah’s crew arrived for the summer.
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Keeping the Water Clean, As a Plumber and Oyster Farmer
Ray Ewing and I went to Lake Tashmoo with Noah Mayrand because we thought he was starting an oyster farm there.
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Swimming from Sea to Stream, Alewives Mark a Rite of Spring
With the water still cold, John Hoy thinks a lot more alewives are coming.
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At Allen Farm, a Chestnut Forest Could Save Waterways
Sometimes it is good to remember that when you live on an Island, intimacy with the water doesn’t end when you step off the ferry.
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Shellfish Doulas Nurture Island's Watery Ecosystem
Alley McConnell of the Martha's Vineyard Shellfish Group affectionately calls the shellfish hatchery, with its small, stacked, simply constructed, white-painted rooms and south-facing windows "a water garden tree-house."
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