A prime stretch of Vineyard Haven working waterfront is now on the market as four separate parcels for a total of $7.3 million.

Gannon and Benjamin Marine Railway opened its doors Saturday for some shop talk, giving experienced boatbuilders and curious neighbors a glimpse of the historic boatyard.


The only unimpeded, half-mile expanse of year-round working waterfront on the Island stretches from the Steamship Authority wharf to R.M. Packer Co.


From Owen Park to the Lagoon Pond drawbridge, decades old, family-run businesses pepper the Vineyard Haven waterfront. The architecture is haphazard, but that is perhaps Vineyard Haven’s charm — plus it’s rare for any town today to look much the same as it did 50 years ago.

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.


A new boat-building enterprise with a strong educational component
has been launched in the concrete building at Five Corners in Vineyard

On Tuesday, Myles Thurlow of West Tisbury was inside lofting the
first of two new 32-foot rowing boats. With volunteer labor and
contributions from the community, they'll be in the water by the
end of the summer.