Sept. 2004 - Martha's Vineyard, Mass.

Boarding/Viewing for Martha's Vineyard Ferry - photo by Ken Papai, 9/13/2004 Edgartown on the Vineyard - Ken Papai photo, 9/13/2004 Fishing boat departing Wood's Hole - Ken Papai photo, 9/13/2004
Above: the Cape Hatteras, Edgartown shoreline, and the Sea Siren.
Photos date: Sept. 13, 2004
Smaller boat access to Oak Bluffs Harbor - Ken Papai photo, 9/13/2004

We visited two towns:
Martha's Vineyard, Oak Bluffs sign - Ken Papai photo, 9/13/2004 Martha's Vineyard, Edgartown sign - Ken Papai photo, 9/13/2004
A large ferry transports people, trucks, cars, and buses between Wood's Hole and MV at Oak Bluffs.
The ferry crosses the Vineyard and Nantucket Sounds
Martha's Vineyard ferry at Oak Bluffs, Mass., Ken Papai photo, 9/13/2004

Ev and Cindy, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Ev, Cindy, Aunt Lil, and Barry on the MV ferry, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Ev, Cindy, Aunt Lil, and Barry on the MV ferry.
Loading vehicles into the Martha's Vineyard Ferry, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Vehicles fill the Martha's Vineyard Ferry to capacity, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Loading the MV Ferry for the crossing.
A couple full-sized tourist buses made it on as well as tourist and island resident cars, motorcycles, bicycles, and contractors' trucks.
Nice houses at Woods Hole coast, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Woods Hole Coastal Houses as we prepare to depart.

Read more about Woods Hole Oceanographic Institution for marine science -- a private non-profit research facility.

the R/V Cape Hatteras - Ken Papai photo, 9/13/2004 Research vessel Cape Hatteras in port at Woods Hole visiting for a month. The boat measures 41m in length. "The R/V CAPE HATTERAS is owned by the National Science Foundation and operated under a renewable Charter Party Agreement by the Duke/UNC Oceanographic Consortium. Her homeport is at Duke University Marine Laboratory in Beaufort, North Carolina and she is scheduled by UNOLS (University-National Oceanographic Laboratory System). Her areas of operation are the North American coast from Nova Scotia to the Caribbean, and beyond Bermuda. She is operated primarily as a Regional Zone Research Vessel."

Cape Hatteras info.

Nice houses on the island's coast as we sail in, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Island Coastal Houses on the starboard side as we sail into Oak Bluffs.
Truck Ferry from Martha's to mainland, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Truck Ferry Katama working hard with its load of semis.
People Ferry from Martha's to mainland, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 People Ferry making the crossing. This one sure is oddly shaped!
Oak Bluffs, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 Oak Bluffs is crammed full of tourists during the peak summer months.
Chappy Ferry, Ken Papai photo 9/13/2004 The small Chappy Ferry making the crossing from Edgartown to Chappaquiddick with a UPS truck set for delivery. Chappaquiddick is part of the MV island however, due to its odd peninsular shape, 95% of vehicles take this short little ferry across.

Updated 9/24/04 7:55 a.m. PDT

External links:
Martha's Vineyard Historical Society

All photos (c) Copyright 2004 by Ken Papai

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