Tisbury Voters Back Strict Harbor Regulations; Call for the Removal of Library Columns
Cole Louison

It took 18 drafts, hundreds of hours of meetings and more than a year’s planning, but Tuesday night at the special town meeting, Tisbury residents voted into bylaw the first ever district of critical planning concern (DCPC) for Vineyard Haven harbor.

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In Mysterious Incident, Harbor Master Boat Sinks in Its Slip
Will Sennott

The Vineyard Haven harbor patrol boat sank in its slip Wednesday night, harbor master John Crocker confirmed. “It was tied up just as we left it yesterday evening, and when I came in this morning it had sunk,” he told the Gazette by phone Thursday.

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Shenandoah Makes It Grandly to Her Home Port
Vineyard Gazette
The extreme clipper schooner, Shenandoah, Capt. Robert S. Douglas, master, arrived at her home port, Vineyard Haven, during the weekend, and is due to sail this week for the Atlantic Ocean with her first passenger list. Named for a U. S. revenue cutter built in 1849, whose hull design and rig have been closely followed, the Shenandoah symbolizes all that was beautiful, judicious and distinct in the sailing craft that made America famous on the seven seas.
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Old Film Shows Vineyard Haven Harbor in Colorful Glory
Tom Dunlop

Film footage of Vineyard Haven shot in 1933 is not only some of the earliest film shot in color on Martha’s Vineyard, but also some of the earliest color movies shot anywhere.

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Ribbon-Cutting Celebration for Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District
Heather Hamacek

A group of about 30 people and two dogs gathered Wednesday morning to celebrate a new sign marking Vineyard Haven Harbor as a cultural district.

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Small Diesel Spill in SSA Parking Lot Quickly Contained
Sydney Bender

Tisbury police and fire officials closed a section of the Steamship Authority parking lot following a small diesel fuel spill Wednesday morning. Fire chief John Schilling said he received a call from the Steamship Authority at 6:17 a.m. Wednesday alerting him that a truck had spilled fuel.

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Tisbury Appoints New Emergency Services Director
Ivy Ashe

Tisbury police Lieut. Eerik Meisner was appointed as new town emergency services director this week. His recommendation to the post came from town fire chief John Schilling.

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Tisbury Selectmen Reject Bid to Bring Fox Ferries Into Harbor

Tisbury Selectmen Reject Bid to Bring Fox Ferries Into Harbor


Fox Navigation, owned by the Mashantucket Pequot Tribal Nation in
Connecticut, wants to resume high-speed ferry service to Vineyard Haven
harbor next season, but Tisbury selectmen denied the company a harbor
use permit at a public hearing Tuesday night.

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