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    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.

    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."

    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...

    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 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...