Cost of Ferry Conversions Rattles Steamship Officials

The Steamship Authority board of governors will hold a special meeting next week to vote on a contract to convert three newly purchased vessels into freight ferries.

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Steamship Authority Hires First Chief Operating Officer

Mark Higgins, who starts his new job early next month, is the first to hold the position, which was created at the request of the boat line board of governors following a comprehensive study of SSA operations in 2018.

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Costs Could Double for SSA Freight Boat Conversions

The lowest bid to do the work is about $20 million for each boat, general manager Robert Davis said Tuesday.

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Vineyard SSA Governor Is Reappointed

Vineyard Steamship Authority governor James Malkin was reappointed to a second three-year term by the Dukes County Commission Wednesday.

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Woods Hole Terminal is On the Rise

To comply with flood-zone building codes, contractors are raising the Steamship Authority's Woods Hole terminal site by several feet.

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Three Candidates Vie for Vineyard SSA Representative Spot

Two newcomers are challenging the sitting Martha’s Vineyard representative on the Steamship Authority’s board of governors.

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SSA Looks to Outside Review to Solve Ongoing Reservation Issues

For three of the last six years, the opening day of summer vehicle reservations with the Steamship Authority has been plagued by technology problems.

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Steamship Sees January Ridership Jump

The Steamship Authority saw last month's Martha's Vineyard passenger traffic rise nearly 26 per cent compared to January 2022.

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Steamship Temporarily Halts Vineyard Route After Ferry Breakdowns

The weekend's cold has caused mechanical problems in three ferries.

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SSA Website Slows on Opening Day for Vineyard Route

After vowing that Tuesday’s online opening for auto reservations for the Martha’s Vineyard route would run more smoothly than the chaotic Nantucket opening day, the results did not bear out the promise.

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