2010 Population: 15,005 est.
Martha's Vineyard, the largest resort island in New England, was formed by glacial action 10,000 years ago and lies 7 miles off the coast of Cape Cod. The Island is roughly shaped like a triangle with its base the straight south shore. It is 9 miles wide and 23 miles long at its furthest points and has a total land area of approximately 100 square miles. The Vineyard has 124.6 miles of tidal shoreline. There are 6 towns on Martha's Vineyard; three up-Island towns, Aquinnah (Gay Head), Chilmark and West Tisbury, and three down-Island towns, Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. The terms "up-Island" and "down-Island" are nautical terms referring to longitude on a map.
38 N Water St, Edgartown, MA
phone: (508) 627-4711
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|Steamship Authority cancels ferry trips|
Friday September 30, 2016
|WOODS HOLE — The Steamship Authority has canceled two of its Thursday night trips due to weather conditions, according the company?s website. The Hyannis to Nantucket trip at 7:30 p.m. and the Nantucket to Hyannis trip at 8:45 p.m. were canceled, according to the website. Winds in Nantucket Sound are blowing northeast at 15-20 knots with gusts up to 25 knots, according to the National Weather Service in Taunton. Seas are at 3-5 feet. The area is currently [...]|
|High Surf Advisory issued September 29 at 10:06AM EDT until September 29 at 6:00PM EDT by NWS|
Thursday September 29, 2016
|...HIGH SURF ADVISORY REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 6 PM EDT THIS EVENING? * LOCATION?ALONG THE EAST FACING SHORELINES OF CAPE ANN? OUTER CAPE COD AND NANTUCKET. * SURF HEIGHT?UP TO 3 TO 5 FEET NEAR SHORE. * TIMING?NOW THROUGH 6 PM. * IMPACTS?THE HIGH SURF WILL BRING A HIGH RISK OF RIP CURRENTS ALONG EAST|