Harry Ricciardi

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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Beneath the Keel of Every Wooden Boat: A Craftsman
Across from the Chilmark fire station on North Road in a temporary shed on a rainy afternoon last week, Andy Lyons worked on Harry Beach's boat.
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Vineyard Haven Schooner Rescue Is All-Out Effort
In a dramatic, all-hands-on-deck effort, the wooden schooner Tangier was hauled off a sandbar in Vineyard Haven harbor Tuesday morning after she went aground in gale-force winds during the weekend blizzard that lashed the Island.
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Menemsha Meander Reveals Off-Season Way of Being
Marked by a single, blinking green light, the entrance through the channel into Menemsha Harbor is narrow.
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Shellfish in the DNA; Scheffer Lineage Begins With Roy
At a house on Bennett way in Edgartown, three generations of Island fishermen crossed paths Thursday afternoon. Matteus Scheffer and Grace Kenney loaded cartons of Cape Pogue Bay scallops into a gray plastic cooler.
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Powered by Teamwork and Craft, Couple Brings Boat Back to Life
Behind Tisbury Marketplace, in front of the schooner-shed annex of Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway, the 33-foot power boat Fredric Paulsen was unloaded by the Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard last week.
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At Week’s End, Old Souls Gather for a Mug of Friendship
Behind the capped landfill off Clevelandtown Road in Edgartown, alongside boats and mooring gear, Aquamarine Dockbuilders stores the floating docks that ring the bulkheads in Edgartown Harbor.
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A Waterman for Life Keeps Adapting, No Matter the Storm
Jeff Canha is a fifth-generation Islander who has been on the water since he was born.
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