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    Gay Head Cliffs, Beach, Aquinnah, Alison Shaw

    A Brief History of Aquinnah

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    Aquinnah in a nutshell Unlike the rest of the Island, most of Aquinnah is not rubble carried south by the glaciers and piled up here. Instead, the colorful clays of the famous Gay Head Cliffs...
    West Tisbury Farmers' Market, Flowers, Alison Shaw

    A Brief History of West Tisbury

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    In the first mega-subdivision in Island history, Thomas Mayhew gave permission (in 1668) to Miles Standish’s son and some buddies to go up Island from Great Harbor (Edgartown) and purchase whatever land they could...

    A Brief History of Oak Bluffs

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    For two centuries after the arrival of the first English on Martha’s Vineyard in the 1640s, Oak Bluffs was a pleasant, but indistinguishable part of Edgartown, best known as a place to collect huckleberries. In the...

    A Brief History of Edgartown

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    The only person ever known to have officially “owned” both the island of Martha’s Vineyard and the island of Nantucket moved to Edgartown in 1646 and sold Nantucket to the first people who made...

    A Brief History of Chilmark

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    Like the rest of Martha’s Vineyard, Chilmark was built more than ten thousand years ago by a conveyor-belt of ice that stretched all the way from the tomato lady’s farm on Middle Road to...

    A Brief History of Vineyard Haven

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    Let’s see if we can make this confusing: Tisbury is the official name of Vineyard Haven, and Vineyard Haven is the main year-round town on the Island, but Vineyard Haven was not originally the...

    Road Trip! Scenic Drives on Martha’s Vineyard

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    Meet Dennis Ford, a Steamship Authority staple

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    On a gray, windy, misty May morning, the smile on Dennis Ford’s face shines through the dismal weather as he greets passengers disembarking from the Island Home. If you take the Steamship Authority ferries...