Steamship Authority to Buy Third Lode Star Class Vessel
Buoyed by more than $28 million in newly-available federal funding, the Steamship Authority is preparing to buy a third vessel from Louisiana-based Hornbeck Offshore Services.
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Canned Water Replacing Bottles at Boat Line Snack Bars
The Steamship Authority's concessionnaire is switching away from water in plastic bottles, according to an announcement.
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SSA Cancels Board of Governors Meeting
The Steamship Authority board of governors, which normally meets on the third Tuesday of each month, has cancelled its Nov. 15 meeting with a tentative rescheduled date of Nov. 28.
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SSA Inches Closer to Hiring Chief Operating Officer
General manager Robert Davis told the Steamship Authority port council Tuesday morning that he expects to name a COO before the end of 2022, from a pool of seven candidates.
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Excursion Fares Escape Steamship Rate Hikes
Islander-only excursion auto fares will remain unchanged in 2023, after the boat line board of governors made a last-minute adjustment Tuesday that adds an off-season increase for standard vehicles instead.
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SSA Returns Sidelined Vessel to Service

The Steamship Authority pulled the M/V Island Home from service after the vessel’s main engine cooling system developed a problem Thursday evening.

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SSA Port Council Recommends Rate Hikes
Facing a nearly $8 million revenue shortfall next year, the Steamship Authority is making final adjustments in a set of fare hikes that will go into effect Jan. 1.
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Proposed Slow Speed Zones for Right Whales Worry SSA Officials
The National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration has proposed an expansion of its Speed Management Areas to help critically endangered right whales.
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Steamship Authority Names Its Two New Vessels
The two newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet will be named M/V Aquinnah and M/V Monomoy, following a unanimous vote by the boat line board of governors.
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SSA Narrows List in Naming Contest for New Freight Ferries
Pinkletink and Boaty McBoatface won’t soon be plying the waters between Woods Hole and Vineyard Haven, having failed to make the short-list of names for the newest additions to the Steamship Authority fleet.
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