Mike Kolleth & Richard Stradling
James Gutensohn, commissioner of the state Department of Environmental Management (DEM), plated a crucial role in the public effort to save South Beach from private developers.
South Beach
Mark Alan Lovewell
A 90-foot NOAA Coast and Geodetic Survey ship will continue its search today for the mysterious rock or underwater obstacle that seriously damaged the Queen Elizabeth 2 in Vineyard Sound Friday night.
Queen Elizabeth 2
Yvonne Guzman & Mark Alan Lovewell
In a spectacle described as incredible, amazing and historic, hundreds of Islanders turned out to hammer boards, paint window sills and raise the Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society's new barn in a three-day event that was a festival of community spirit.
Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Society
Vineyard Gazette
The new Dike Bridge is complete and now open for pedestrian traffic. Gates are being installed today and in a week, the bridge will be open to limited off-road vehicle use.  
Chappaquiddick
Trustees of Reservations
Cape Pogue Pond
Cape Pogue
Julia Wells
Some 830 acres of unspoiled upland property in the rural perimeters of Edgartown - part of the vast place known to many as Pohogonot, whose total land area at one time included some 5,000 acres o
Manuel F Correllus State Forest
Nature Conservancy
Jason Gay
In a three-hour ceremony marked by community celebration, joyous music and traditional Jewish rituals, the new Martha’s Vineyard Hebrew Center was consecrated Saturday morning in Vineyard Haven.
MV Hebrew Center history
Martha's Vineyard Hebrew Center
Marcus C. McGraw
Tisbury has lost one of its oldest residents - the Linden Tree is dead. While some sprouts still appear from its trunk, its vast summer canopy is lost.
Trees
Tom Dunlop
No single event finished off whaling, of course. It was doomed from the moment in 1859 when geologists discovered oil in the crust of Pennsylvania.
Whaling
Tom Dunlop
The Tisbury fire, which began one summer evening in the very heart of downtown Vineyard Haven, destroyed 62 buildings valued at $200,000.
Tisbury Fire 1883
Fires
Tisbury History
The Vineyard Gazette
One week after the bill was laid on his desk, acting Gov. Paul Cellucci yesterday signed into law the change that has been awaited by the Island’s smallest town since almost a year ago.
Aquinnah History
Aquinnah
Wampanoag Tribe of Gay Head
Tom Dunlop
You can name the place, date, and even the hour that whaling died as an industry on Martha’s Vineyard -- 1:30 in the afternoon of Sept.
Whaling
Noah Asimow
While Chappaquiddick left an indelible mark on the Vineyard, the broadscale population change and development that occurred on the Island over the next 50 years had started long beforehand.
Housing and Development
Martha's Vineyard history

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