2017

The Vineyard Haven schooner Alabama ran aground off the coast of Connecticut Sunday night with a group of school children aboard. No one was injured.

2012

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On Saturday, at the bow of the historic schooner Alabama, Capt. Ian Ridgeway addressed a group of Martha’s Vineyard Public Charter School fifth and sixth grade students who had just returned from a five-day sail at sea.

“This is a bond that the 20 or so of us will all have together for the rest of our lives,” he said. “You are now ambassadors for this boat.”

2010

By MARK ALAN LOVEWELL

The 90-foot schooner Alabama is back in Vineyard waters after having run aground in the Mystic River last Wednesday night.

“There was no visible damage,” said Morgan Douglas of Coastwise Packet yesterday, after divers went below to check the vessel.

2008

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A fatal accident aboard the schooner Alabama during a day sail out of Vineyard Haven in the summer of 2006 involved no violation of U.S. Coast Guard regulations, a report by Coast Guard investigators has found.

2006

Alabama Crew Member Falls to Death on Board Tall Ship Off West Chop

By MAX HART and JAMES KINSELLA

A crew member working aboard the tall ship Alabama fell to his death on Friday morning while the ship was heading out on a day sail.

Benjamin Sutherland, 18, of Concord, was aloft in the rigging 30 feet up when he apparently slipped and plummeted to the deck below. Emergency responders who were rushed to the boat were unable to revive Mr. Sutherland, who was later pronounced dead at the Martha's Vineyard Hospital.

2002

Down to the Sea with Love: They Come to the Island for a Memorable Voyage

By JOHN BUDRIS and JAMES D'AMBROSIO

For three magic days they were not heart transplant patients or the leukemia kids in the next ward. They were neither stuck with needles, nor looped through high-tech machines.

For three magic days their parents forgot about blood counts, organ rejection and the next visit to yet another specialist at Boston Children's Hospital.

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