SSA Meets Today to Consider Fare Hikes

A package of rate hikes for the coming year will be on the table for discussion, including increases to excursion fares. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. in the Oak Bluffs library.

Ferry Cancellations, Schedule Changes Monday

The Steamship Authority has announced several schedule changes Monday, including cancellations, because of repairs to the ferry Martha’s Vineyard.

Steamship Authority Plans Fare Hikes

Increases in passenger fares and excursion rates for Island residents are among a set of proposed rate changes. But the boat line will now reconsider increasing the popular excursion fares, general manager Wayne Lamson said.

SSA Approves $5.2 Million Contract for Central Parking Lot in Falmouth

Lawrence-Lynch Corp. was low bidder on the project, which aims to create a 1,900-car central parking facility in East Falmouth for summer overflow from the Palmer avenue lot.

Votes Are In; New Freight Ferry to Be Named Woods Hole

When a new ferry is delivered to the Steamship Authority around spring of 2016, it will bear the name Woods Hole. At their meeting in Vineyard Haven Tuesday, boatline governors agreed unanimously on the name choice.

Naming of Freight Ferry on Deck for Boatline Meeting Tuesday

The question of what to name the next member of the Steamship Authority fleet will likely be answered Tuesday morning, when the boatline board of governors meets in Vineyard Haven. The meeting begins at 9:30 a.m. at the Katharine Cornell Theatre on Spring street.

What's in a Name? The Horn Could Blow for Thee, Woods Hole

It might not be obvious, but right from the start in 1950, the Steamship Authority has followed fairly clear lines of thought when it comes to naming ferries and freight boats.

All Ashore: Steamship Bookings Are Up

The Island may be busier this summer, if advance reservations on the Steamship Authority are an indication.

Reservations for vehicle passage from Woods Hole to the Vineyard are up 3.5 per cent over last year, and bookings in the other direction are up 4.6 per cent, according to data collected by the Steamship Authority at the end of April.

Coast to Coast for New Freight Boat

The design process for a new Steamship Authority vessel that will replace the freight ferry Governor begins in Seattle with the Elliott Bay Design Group, the same firm that designed the Island Home. Final contract drawings and specifications are expected to be completed by the end of October.

Village Concerns Delay SSA Decision on Woods Hole Terminal

The Steamship Authority this week postponed making a decision on the proposed Woods Hole terminal redesign because of additional questions from village residents. Woods Hole community members thanked the boat line for listening.

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