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    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 But Comprehensive History of Martha’s Vineyard

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    There's a lot of history packed into this little Island, beginning with a glacial moraine and the Wampanoag name of Noepe, "the island amidst the streams."
    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...

    Deciphering Vineyard Lingo

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    As in any centric community, we have our own lingo. Here's a breakdown of some of the more common terms on the Vineyard’s linguistic road map.

    An Island called Luisa

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    When we think of the Vineyard’s place in the Age of Exploration, we think of Bartholomew Gosnold. This is as it should be. Gosnold and his men were the first Europeans to set foot...

    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...

    Road Trip! Scenic Drives on Martha’s Vineyard

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    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...