The small fishing village of Menemsha is part of Chilmark, but also a world unto itself. While the rest of the town plies the land, here multi-generation fleets are devoted to what lies just beyond the shore. Those not employed on the high seas seek their own catches of sorts from the fish markets, restaurants and small shops. During the busy summer months crowds flock to the public beach for the famous sunsets; in the off-season few but the fishermen remain.

 

 

 

 

Menemsha in the News

Harpooning Swordfish: A Lost Local Tradition?

Baiting the Hook for New Fish Business, Owner Is Good Catch

Menemsha Dock Plan Set for a Vote

Dock Destroyed in Fire Rebuilt, Fishing Village Honors Success

Chaos in Menemsha as Fire Destroys Coast Guard Boathouse