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THE ISLAND OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

THE ISLAND OF

Martha’s Vineyard

A PUBLICATION OF THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WWW.MVY.COM

2016-17

Travel Guide

2016 -17 TRAVEL GUIDE

Your Guide to:

THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

Photo by Max Bossman - maxbossman.com

Planning Your Trip ● Getting Around ● Lodging & Dining ● Arts & Culture ● Recreation & Attractions ● Boating & Fishing ● Shopping ● Weddings ● History

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Welcome to

Martha’sVineyard “The purpose of art is washing the dust of daily life off our souls.” – Pablo Picasso

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slanders might say the same is true of a visit to Martha’s Vineyard! Luckily, the Vineyard is a place where arts and cultural abound. One visit to the Island, and you’ll see that our arts and culture is NOT your grandmother’s arts and culture. Unless of course your grandmother, like mine, loved the Vineyard! New to the Vineyard are its burgeoning Cultural Districts. Formally designated by the Massachusetts Cultural Council in 2014, the Vineyard Haven Harbor Cultural District is an easily walkable mile chock full of design, history, fashion, delicious food and so much more, right in the heart of Tisbury! In Aquinnah, the Cultural District celebrates the Wampanoag Tribe and its rich culture in a stunning landscape that includes the redbrick Gay Head Lighthouse and Moshup’s Trail. Emerging Districts in Oak Bluffs and Edgartown will showcase distinctive elements that make these areas so extraordinary and FUN! If you’re ready for something new, take a walking culinary tour through a town center or farmers market, revel at the Lavender Festival, or let your inner child smile wide at the Ukulele Festival. Skip through the

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outdoor sculptures at the Field Gallery, shop at the Vineyard Artisans, explore Farm.Field.Sea., taste a fresh tomato from a local farmer, dance at the Yard, pour an iron bowl, get kissed by an alpaca, tour the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, spark your imagination at a gallery opening, don’t miss a drop of a small batch ice cream cone, meet an author, revel in the music, talk with a writer, director or actor at our film festivals, laugh with opera on the farm, go fishing and then learn how to cook that fish so it melts in your mouth. FALL FOR THE ARTS, SPRING FOR THE ARTS, holiday festivals and a rocking New Year’s Eve will give you plenty of reasons to return in the autumn, winter and spring. Visit us on-line for all the information you need to plan and enjoy your next trip to the Vineyard. The Calendar of Events, Vineyard Blog and Arts Martha’s Vineyard are full of year-round activities that will prove to you that relaxation, adventure, romance, friendships and fun are all part of the Island’s arts and cultural scene. Come and enjoy the beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard! – Nancy Gardella - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

MARTHA’S VINEYARD Chamber of Commerce

Publisher: Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc. Cover Photo by Max Bossman - maxbossman.com • Guidebook Design & Production by CreativeWorks © 2016 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc. / PO Box 1698, 24 Beach Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 508-693-0085 800-505-4815 MVY.com Facebook.com/VisitMV

Please visit MASSVACATION.com to plan your visit to Massachusetts, and like us on Facebook at: Facebook.com/VisitMassachusetts. Funded, in part, by The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism. 2016-17 Travel Guide

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Table of Contents Max Bossman

Planning Your Trip . . . . . . . . .4-5 Boating & Fishing . . . . . . .66-70 Boat Charters, Renting, Leasing, Repairing, Boat Yards and Storage, Getting to Martha’s Vineyard By Ferry, By Car to the Ferries ................7 By Bus to the Ferries, By Train, by Plane...12 Air Charter Service, Ground Transportation From Off-Island Airports and Harbor Facilities ......................................12

Getting Around the Island Buses, Car Rentals, Bicycle Rentals, Concierge Services & Taxis . . . . . . . . .15 Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

Island Map tear-out insert

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Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . .back of map Biking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .back of map

The Towns –

Where to Stay, Where to Eat & Where to Shop Aquinnah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-21 Chilmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-25 Edgartown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-33 Oak Bluffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-43 Vineyard Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .44-53 West Tisbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-57

Arts & Culture

. . . . . . . . . . . .58-65 Art Festivals, Art Galleries, Art Instruction, Concert Halls, Crafts, Movies, Museums, Musical Instruments, Musical Venues Musicians, Night Clubs, Photographers, Picture Framers, Radio Stations, Theater Companies, Weather Vanes

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Fishing Charters & Tackle, Kayaking and Marinas The MV Fishing Derby . . . . . . . . . . . . .71

Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-73 Health & Beauty . . . . . . . .74-77 Beauty Salons, Cosmetics, Health & Fitness, Health Clubs, Health Practioners, Massage, Pharmacies, Spas and Yoga

Meetings & Events . . . . . .78-79 Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .80-83 Plumbing & Heating Contractors, Property Management, Real Estate Appraiser, Real Estate Buyer Broker, Real Estate Publications, Real Estate Rentals/ Vacation Rentals, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate Schools, Real Estate-Virtual Tours.

Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .84-87 From Amusements to Wildlife

Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .88-91 Lighthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . .92-95 Vineyard History . . . . . . . .96-99 Index to Advertisers . . . . . .100


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2016 Calendar of Events • Chamber Music Society Summer Series Begins • Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival • Mid Summer Faerie Festival • Boston Area Roadsters Antique Car Show • Film & Music Festival Louisa Gould

JANUARY • WMVY Radio Annual Chili Contest

FEBRUARY • 20 Miler Road Race

MARCH • Spring for the Arts • TheMartha’s Vineyard Film Festival

JULY • Vineyard Cup Regatta • The Fabulists Theatre for Children • 4th of July Parade • Edgartown Fireworks • Tisbury Street Fair • African American Cultural Festival • Edgartown Regatta • Portuguese Holy Ghost Feast and Festival

APRIL • Spring for the Arts • Osprey Festival • Shearing Day

JUNE-OCTOBER • Trustees of Reservations begin their Natural History, Fishing, Lighthouse & Wildlife Tours • West Tisbury Farmers Market • Vineyard Artisan Festivals • Chilmark Flea Market • Sunday Evening Band Concerts • Wednesday Evening Community Sing at Tabernacle • Gingerbread Cottage Tours • Featherstone Flea & Fine Arts Market • Culinary Tours

JUNE • Restaurant Week • A Taste of the Vineyard Gourmet Stroll

• Vineyard Artisans Labor Day Festival • Fall for the Arts • Jazz Blues Summer Fest • Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby • International Film Festival • Tivoli Day Festival • Ukulele Festival at Featherstone • Wind Festival • Martha’s Vineyard Comedy Festival

OCTOBER • Fall for the Arts • Art of Chocolate Festival • Vineyard Artisan Columbus Day Festival • Cycle Martha’s Vineyard • Columbus Day 5 K Road Race & 1 Mile Fun Run • Martha’s Vineyard Food & Wine Festival • Local Wild Food Challenge • Living Local Harvest Festival

NOVEMBER • Fall for the Arts • Vineyard Artisan Holiday Festival • Small Business Saturday

MAY • Spring for the Arts • MV Wine Festival • Pink & Green Weekend • Vineyard Playhouse Opens • The Yard opens • Annual Tour of the Vineyard Bicycle Race • Family Planning Art Show • Memorial Day 5K Road Race • Vineyard Artisan Festivals

SEPTEMBER

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• Oudoor Vineyard Playhouse performances • Lavender Festival at Featherstone

AUGUST • Outdoor Vineyard Playhouse performances • MV Book Festival • African American Film Festival • Scoops 5 K Tour of Edgartown • Annual Possible Dreams Auction • All-Island Art Show • Sandcastle & Sculpture Contest • Edgartown Yacht Club 12 Metre Races • Grand Illumination • Vineyard Fine Arts Show • Agricultural Fair • Oak Bluffs Fireworks • Chilmark Road Race • Opera at Featherstone

DECEMBER • Featherstone Holiday Gift Show • Christmas in Edgartown • Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting • Tisbury Holiday Celebrations • Vineyard Artisan Festival • New Year’s Eve Celebrations

This is just a sample of the many events offered throughout the year. For a complete schedule of events, dates and times please visit, MVY.com

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PlanningYour Trip

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hether you're visiting the Island for the first time, are a regular, are coming for the day, or a month, there are many resources available to help you plan a perfect experience! Online & Mobile: MVY.com for EVERYthing including Calendar of Events, Dining, Accommodations, Attractions and more! The Chamber of Commerce year-round

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Visitor Information Center also carries: Travel Guides, maps, brochures for Making the Most of Your Day, Island Book Phone Books and many more materials to enhance your experience! For house rentals, please refer to page 81 of this Guide. Concierge Services are also available to help for individuals or groups.

RESERVATION SERVICES

R.S.V.P. Martha’s Vineyard Internet Based Business, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 508-693-9371 508-693-6046 E-mail: shirleycollier@yahoo.com www.rsvpmarthasvineyard.com

Martha’s Vineyard & Nantucket Reservations 4 Lagoon Pond Rd., VH 800-649-5671 (MA only) 508-693-7200 E-mail: mvreservations@vineyard.net www.mvreservations.com

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Getting to Martha’sVineyard The Island of Martha’s Vineyard can be reached by sea or by air; there are no land routes, bridges or tunnels connecting it to the mainland. Year-round and seasonal carriers are available.

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BY FERRY

■ Ferries to the Island sail from Woods Hole, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Falmouth in Massachusetts; Quonset Point, Rhode Island, and metro New York. ■ The Steamship Authority Ferries from Woods Hole operate year round. Other ferries run seasonally. Please check schedules for current information. ■ The Steamship Authority is the only ferry that carries vehicles. Advance reservations are strongly recommended. All ferry companies provide parking. Ferry - Automobiles and Passengers: Steamship Authority Year-Round Service (Woods Hole to Martha’s Vineyard) Reservations auto only: 508-477-8600 508-693-9130 TDD 508-540-1394 www.steamshipauthority.com See our ad on page 11. Ferries - Passenger Only: Falmouth Ferry Service Seasonal Service (Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard) Memorial Wharf, Edgartown 508-548-9400 www.falmouthedgartownferry.com Hy-Line Seasonal Service (Hyannis to Martha’s Vineyard) Reservations: 800-492-8082 508-693-0112 Information: 508-778-2600 www.hy-linecruises.com See our ad on page 8. Island Queen Seasonal Service (Falmouth to Martha’s Vineyard) 508-548-4800 www.islandqueen.com See our ad on back cover Martha’s Vineyard Fast Ferry Seasonal Service (Quonset Point, RI to Martha’s Vineyard) Reservation Information: 401-295-4040 www.vineyardfastferry.com info@vineyardfastferry.com See our ad on page 9.

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Seastreak LLC Seasonal Service (New York City to Martha’s Vineyard & New Bedford to Martha’s Vineyard) 2 First Ave, Atlantic Highland, NJ - 800-262-8743 49 State Pier, New Bedford MA - 800-262-8743 e-mail: contact@seastreak.com www.seastreak.com See our ad on page 10. Vineyard Ferries MV: E-mail: findyourferry@gmail.com Web: www.vineyardferries.com

BY CAR TO THE FERRIES From New York: To Quonset Point, RI: Take Route I-95 north to exit 8A in Rhode Island, to Route 4 south to exit 7, go 2 1/2 miles to Roger Williams Way, follow signs to ferry. To New Bedford: Follow Route I-95 to Providence, then take I-195 east, to exit 15, Route 18 south to 2nd light. To Falmouth and Woods Hole: Continue from New Bedford on I-195 east, then take Route 25 east, cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 south. To Hyannis: Continue from New Bedford on I-195 east, take Route 25 east, and then follow Rte 6. By Car from Boston: Take Route 3 to the Sagamore Bridge. To Hyannis: Follow Route 6 east. To Falmouth and Woods Hole: Take Route 6 west to Buzzards Bay, cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 south. Alternate route from Boston: Follow I-95 to Route 24. To New Bedford: take 24 and I-195 east. ■ All ferry companies provide parking for automobiles left on the mainland.

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Portsmouth, NH

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Washington

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Avoid the traffic.

Travel to Martha’s Vineyard in Style! High speed direct ferry service from New York, New Jersey, and New Bedford, and bus connection service from Boston!

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To Falmouth and Woods Hole: take Rt. 24 to I-495, I-495 to Buzzards Bay, cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 south. BY BUS TO THE FERRIES Bus service to Woods Hole is provided from Boston and from New York (stopping in Providence) daily, year round. Call Peter Pan/Bonanza Bus Line at 888-751-8800 or 401-751-8800, www.bonanzabus.com BY TRAIN The ferry from Quonset Point, RI, provides shuttle service to and from the Amtrak station in Kingston, RI. BY PLANE There is year-round scheduled service to the Martha’s Vineyard Airport from Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket, Providence RI, and New Bedford in season. The ferry from Quonset Point, RI provides shuttle service to and from TF Green/Providence airport. Charter services are also available, and the airport has facilities for private planes. Martha’s Vineyard Airport is at the center of the Island. Taxis and cars can be hired at the terminal. 12

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Scheduled Service Cape Air - MV Airport, 71 Airport Rd., VH 508-771-6944 / 866-277-3247 From Boston, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford, White Plains NY and Providence; interline agreements for joint ticketing and interline baggage handling for connecting flights with most major airlines; joint fares for discounted travel with several major airlines. www.flycapeair.com See our ad on page 13. Ultimate Air Shuttle 800-437-3921, 210-400-3126 E-mail: dirk@titan.aero www.ultimateairshuttle.com Air Charter Service Ocean Wings Air Charter, Inc. MV Airport 800-253-5039 508-693-4646 Fax: 508-228-3962 E-mail: wings@nantucket.net www.flyoceanwings.com SpectaculAir Vineyard Haven 844-437-2247 E-mail: flyspectaculair@gmail.com


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HARBOR FACILITIES Marina and mooring services are available in the harbors at Edgartown, Menemsha, Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Please contact the harbormasters at: Edgartown: 508-627-4746 Monitors ch. 9, 16; working ch. 74

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Tradewind Aviation LLC 800-376-7922 Fax: 203-267-3310 E-mail: charter@tradewindaviation.com www.tradewindaviation.com See our ad this page. Ground Transportation from Off-Island Airports Escort Coach East Falmouth 800-546-8116 / 508-548-8116 www.whitetielimo.com. info@whitetielimo.com Year-round service MV to Boston, Providence, and New York airports and train stations and beyond. Private limousines, sedans, passenger vans, mini coaches. K.O.N. Limousine Service Inc. Osterville 508-428-5025 508-945-2941 Fax: 508-428-9247 E-mail: kon@konlimo.com www.konlimo.com New England Trips, Inc. 8 Faneuil Hall, Third Floor Boston 617-515-3405 E-mail: contact@newenglandtripsinc.com www.newenglandtripsinc.com Town Car Travel 508-678-5500 E-mail: res@towncartravel.com www.towncartravel.com Providing transportation to and from the Providence area to ferries.

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TRADEWIND 800.376.7922 charter@flytradewind.com | www.flytradewind.com

Menemsha: 508-645-2846 Monitors ch. 9; working ch. 8 Oak Bluffs: 508-693-9644 Marina Manager: 508-693-4355 Monitors ch. 9; working ch. 71 www.oakbluffsharbor.com Vineyard Haven: 508-696-4249 Monitors ch. 9; working ch. 69

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Getting Around Martha’sVineyard To help reduce traffic congestion on the Island, visitors are encouraged to leave their cars behind and enjoy Martha’s Vineyard by walking, biking, riding the VTA year-round shuttle/bus service, by taxi or tour bus. Rental and charter vehicles are also available.

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AUTOMOBILE RENTING & LEASING A-A Island Auto Rentals Inc 800-627-6333 508-696-5300 4 Water Street VH, 31 Circuit Avenue Ext OB 196 Main Street ED 71 Airport Road, MVY Airport Terminal E-mail: info@mvautorental.com www.mvautorental.com Budget Rent A Car of Martha’s Vineyard OB, VH, ED, MV Airport 508-693-1911 Nationwide Reservations 800-527-0700 www.Budgetmv.com

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Cutler RW Bikes - Edgartown Bike Rentals 1 Main St & at the Triangle ED 508-627-4052 800-627-2763 E-mail: edgbike@verizon.net www.marthasvineyardbike.com Edgartown Bicycles - Frank Jennings 212 Main St ED 508-627-9008 E-mail: edgartownbikes@gmail.com www.edgartownbicycles.com

Hertz Rent-a-Car MV Airport 508-693-2402 29 Water St., VH 508-693-4196 www.hertz.com

Martha’s Bike Rentals 4 Lagoon Pond Rd VH 508-693-6593 E-mail: info@marthasbikerentals.com www.marthasbikerentals.com See our ad this page

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Cycle Works 351 State Rd VH 508-693-6966 E-mail: johncwmv@gis.net

Martha’s Vineyard Regional Transit Authority (VTA) 11 A St ED 508-693-9440 Fax: 508-693-9953 E-mail: info@vineyardtransit.com www.vineyardtransit.com

BICYCLE – RENTING Anderson’s Bike Rentals Circuit Ave Ext OB 508-693-9346 www.andersonsbikerentals.com See our ad on page 17

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Bluefish Taxi (formerly Aquinnah Taxi) 71 Airport Rd., ED 508-627-7373 E-Mail: bluefishtaximv@yahoo.com www.bluefishtaxi.net See our ad page 17.

MVP Luxury Transport 508-627-2386 E-mail: reservations.mvp@gmail.com www.mvluxurytransport.com Resort Man/ Vineyard Coach and Concierge PO Box 3628 ED 508-693-3006 617-435-0494 E-mail: ralf@resortman.com www.resortman.com

RIDE SHARE Teleride.com PO Box 1735 VH E-mail support@wuleeb.com

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Lighthouse Taxi 508-645-6066 E-mail: lighthousetaximv@gmail.com www.lighthousetaximv.com Stagecoach Taxi Company VH 508-627-4566 508-693-9632 Toll Free 800-299-5411 www.mvstagecoachtaxi.com E-mail: stagecoachtaxi@earthlink.net See our ad page 17.

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TOURS – SIGHTSEEING

Adam Cab 508-627-4462 508-693-2617 E-mail mvadamcab@gmail.com www.adamcabmv.com See our ad this page.

Martha’s Vineyard Excursions, LLC 508-654-0381 508-654-0380 E-mail: marthasvineyardexcursions@comcast.net www.marthasvineyardexcursions.com

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 Biking & Jogging PATHS Biking is a popular way to explore the Vineyard. An extensive network of multiuser paths and routes links most down-island visitor destinations. There are no multi-user paths in Chilmark or Aquinnah; riding conditions there are challenging with narrow, curved, hilly roads. Bikes can be rented on the Island. Two bikes can be carried on the front of each VTA bus. Use multi-user paths whenever possible. On roads, ride single file, on the pavement, close to the side of the road, avoiding sandy shoulders. Be careful, bikes skid easily on sand. Leave gaps to allow passing cars to pull in.

Roads shown in red indicate VTA routes:

Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA)

The Island offers reliable and affordable public transportation year round. Buses run on major roads throughout the Island.

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BEACHES - Public and Private - by Town AQUINNAH VINEYARD HAVEN Gay Head Cliffs and Beach q sLake Tashmoo Town Beach F 7 m Off-limits. The Gay Head Cliffs are a national landmark and are At Herring Creek on Lake Tashmoo. Open to all.

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Aquinnah Public Beach (Moshup Beach) F m B w Surf beach off Moshup Trail. The beach is approximately a ten-minute walk from the parking lot on a cleared trail. There is a $15 parking fee in summer.

Lobsterville Beach F e Two miles of beautiful Vineyard Sound beach and dune land along Lobsterville Road. Includes a seagull nesting area, and is a favorite fishing spot. The beach is open to all, but parking is prohibited on Lobsterville Road.

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At the bridge between Oak Bluffs and Vineyard Haven. Open to all.

Oak Bluffs Town Beach F 7 m B o Calm, shallow water. The beach begins near the Steamship Authority dock and terminates at the first jetty heading toward Edgartown, at the end of the breakwater, marked by a fence. The beach continues again about one mile southeast of the small inlet flowing into Sengekontacket Pond, and ends at Joseph Sylvia State Beach. Open to all.

Joseph Sylvia State Beach F 7 m a Two miles of clear, mild beach along Beach Road between Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. (The section in Edgartown is called Bend-in-the-Road Beach.) Accessible by bicycle path. Open to all.

Owen Park Beach F 7 B d A harbor beach off Main Street, near the center of town. Open to all.

hoosing to see the Island by bicycle is a great way to soak up the Vineyard’s character. Cycling also helps reduce auto traffic, preserves the environment, promotes fitness, and – best of all – is a lot of fun! More than 44 miles of bike trails and miles of roadways are available for cyclists to enjoy. While cycling is a great way to get around the Vineyard, all riders should adhere to all Massachusetts’ traffic laws and regulations and and take note West Chop of all warning signs. Loop

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One of our best, located on Chappaquiddick Island. Open to all; however, subject to regulations of The Trustees of Reservations.

kFuller Street Beach F

At the end of Fuller Street near Lighthouse Beach. Open to all.

Katama Beach (South Beach) 7 m B l Three miles of barrier beach on the south shore at the end of Katama Road. Fine surf on one side, protected salt-pond on the other. Open to all. Vehicles with permits allowed on marked trails.

Lighthouse Beach F ; A harbor beach at Starbuck’s Neck, off North Water Street near the center of town. Open to all.

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F Open to Public 7 Lifeguard $ Town m Parking Resident Only Off limits B Restrooms

PLEASE NOTE: Narrow, rural roads are part of the Island’s charm, but they often have little or no shoulder for cyclists. Especially Up-Island, cyclists should evaluate their experience and comfort with riding in vehicular traffic that includes large trucks and buses.

A. West Chop Loop: For a quick, scenic four-mile ride in Vineyard Haven, take Main Street out past the West Chop Lighthouse and loop back on either Main Street or Franklin Street.

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E. Edgartown to South Beach: Biking from Edgartown to South Beach avoids parking hassles, and there are paths with bike racks on both Katama and Herring Creek roads. Roads in Katama, like Edgartown Bay Road and Slough Cove Road, offer generally flat and pleasant riding.

B. East Chop Drive: There is no off-road path for the three-mile trip from Vineyard Haven to Oak Bluffs, so you must share the road with cars and trucks, and it is a heavily traveled roadway. Be cautious, and consider taking East Chop Drive; while it’s a little longer, it’s much more scenic and less congested.

F. State Forest Loop: Four miles outside Edgartown, the path along Edgartown-West Tisbury Road takes you into the State Forest, where you can enjoy a beautiful loop of roughly ten miles around the forest. There is also a smaller loop of about three miles in the northeast corner of the forest. Both of these loops are easily accessible from Oak Bluffs (five miles away) and Vineyard Haven (about three miles).

C. Oak Bluffs to Edgartown: The sixmile Beach Road path from Oak Bluffs to Edgartown is the Island’s most popular ride offering scenic views of State Beach and Sengekontacket Pond. Note that the path is usually quite sandy.

G. Up-Island Route: “Up-Island” towns of West Tisbury, Chilmark, and Aquinnah do not have multi-user paths. Most of the roads in these towns are narrow, winding, hilly, and suitable mainly for experienced cyclists. The scenery is terrific.

D. Edgartown to Vineyard Haven: To get directly from Edgartown to Vineyard Haven, use the Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road path. Watch for vehicles crossing the path from side roads and driveways on this rolling, seven-mile trip.

H. West Tisbury to Vineyard Haven: To get from West Tisbury to Vineyard Haven, consider a detour on rolling, twisty Lambert’s Cove Road, and then take a left onto West Spring Street to avoid the heavy traffic on Upper State Road.


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Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing Circuit Ave Ext OB 508-627-TOUR (8687) 508-693-4681 Toll Free 888-546-6468 www.mvtour.com Martha's Vineyard Tour Guides ED, OB, VH 508-499-TOUR (8687) E-mail: service@mvytourguide.com www.marthasvineyardtourguide.com Martha's Vineyard Transport & Tours 508-989-4699 508-939-1359 E-mail: ronminkin@aol.com www.mvtransportandtours.com Nature Watch, LLC 455 State Road, Suite 178, VH 508-693-4908 E-mail: rculbert1@verizon.net The Gay Head, East Chop, and Edgartown Lighthouses are maintained by the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society 508-627-4441 Vineyard History Tours 508-627-8619 Email: mvhistory@earthlink.net VineyardGuides 508-693-6248 Email: manager@vineyardguides.com www.vineyardguides.com

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he mile-long expanse of the Aquinnah Cliffs astonished early explorers and continues to be a source of intense interest to scientists and visitors alike. Here, layers of sand, gravel, and clays of various hues tell a hundred-million-year-old story of a land first covered with forests, then flooded and laid bare, time and again. Fossil bones of camels and wild horses, as well as those of ancient whales, have been found in the Cliffs’ layers. Wampum is The Aquinnah Cliffs derived from quahog clam shells are a national landmark; and is crafted into yet they are seriously jewelry and other threatened. To protect art objects by the Cliffs, both climbing native American and the removal of clay artists in Aquinnah. are prohibited by law.

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Because of the rocky Aquinnah is the western-most town on ledge offshore, the seas around Aquinnah Martha’s Vineyard have always been a place of great peril to sailors. One of the first revolving lighthouses in the country was erected atop the Cliffs in 1799, when the lighthouse keeper and his wife were obliged

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This couple and kids are taking a leisurely walk to Philbin Beach. Philbin is an Atlantic Ocean surf beach off Moshup Trail on the south side of Aquinnah. The beach is approximately a ten-minute walk – on a cleared trail – from a convenient parking lot. There is a $15 parking fee in summer.

to stand all night and turn the light by hand. The current redbrick electrified Gay Head Light now stands in its place. Today, the lighthouse and cliffs are the background for some of the Island’s most spectacular weddings. Many of the 400 year-round residents of Aquinnah are descendants of Charlie Utz the Wampanoag Indians, a Native American tribe, who showed the colonial settlers how to kill whales, plant corn and find

clay for early brickyards. The Aquinnah Cultural Center, a museum detailing the history of this indigenous people, and tribe-owned handicraft shops are located at the Cliffs.

DID YOU KNOW... Before the arrival of English colonists, Martha's Vineyard and Aquinnah were inhabited by the Wampanoag, a Native American people, related to the larger Algonquin Nation of Southern New England. The Wampanoag’s creation myth has them arriving on an ice floe from the far North. They welcomed the English settlers, and taught them how to capture whales from small boats. The character Tashtego in Herman Melville's novel Moby Dick is a harpooner from Aquinnah. 2016-17 Travel Guide

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Places to Stay in Aquinnah Duck Inn $95 - 225 10 Duck Pond Way, Box 160 508-645-9018 E-mail: gayheadrealty@hotmail.com www.duckinnonmv.com Year Round. 5 Rooms. Groups accepted. Walk to beach, hot tub, fireplace, private baths, meeting / wedding capacity (14), water views. CB, CC, CW, ON

Places to Shop in Aquinnah Shops at Aquinnah Cliffs Hatmarcha Gifts – 508-645-3704 On the Cliffs – 508-645-3660 Stony Creek Gifts – 508-645-3595

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FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS OF THE VINEYARD’S FIRST PEOPLE “We invite you to join us in our ancestral homeland of Aquinnah. At the stunning and beautiful Aquinnah (Gay Head) Clay Cliffs, be sure to visit the tribal member owned stores and restaurants, including Hatmarcha Gifts, Howwasswee Trading Post, On the Cliffs, or Stoney Creek Gifts. Enjoy a meal at the Dreamcatcher, Faith’s Seafood Shack, or sit down and take in the view from the Aquinnah Shop Restaurant. Before leaving the Cliff area, stop by the Aquinnah Cultural Center, and learn about the history and culture of Aquinnah’s indigenous people. The Aquinnah Cultural Center makes its home in the Edwin Devries Vanderhoop Homestead, a fully restored 19th century farmhouse located on the Aquinnah Circle. We offer interpreted tours and a variety of special programs that are open to the public. Our gift area offers books by local Native and other authors, films, music CD’s and other items, including our own publication, “Wampanoag: People of the First Light”, which is an introduction to Aquinnah arts, culture and history. Please call us at (508) 645-7900 or email us at aquinnahcc@ gmail.com for more information on our programming and events. Our work at the museum is supported largely through grants and public donations, which enable us to continue our unique venue of offerings. Make a tax-deductible contribution to the Aquinnah Cultural Center, 10 Black Brook Road, Aquinnah, MA 02535. The Gay Head Cliffs are designated a National Natural Landmark by the Department of the Interior in recognition of their biological and geological significance to the nation. The unusual cross-section displays the geological history of the Island, and the colorful clay cliffs are featured in much of the history and culture of the Wampanoag Tribe, and even pictured on the Tribal logo. The Natural Resources Department of the Tribe reminds all visitors to protect the beauty of the cliffs from erosion by not climbing on them.”

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hilmark is a town of rolling hills and unmatched coastline where verdant fields are dotted with white sheep and outlined by a bright blue ocean. The ancient stone walls of farms past still ribbon the hills. Summer residents prize Chilmark for its pastoral setting; what the town lacks in nightlife it more than makes up for with peace and quiet. A handful of spectacular inns David Welch cater to those look-

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Menemsha Fishing Village and Harbor (above) is the quintessential New England fishing village. Summer visitors and residents prize Chilmark for its pastoral setting; what the town lacks in nightlife it more than makes up for with peace and quiet.

lage, Menemsha, is located in the heart of Chilmark. Here, you can watch the draggers come in with their nets teaming with fish and the lobstermen land their catches in a picturesque harbor you may recognize from the movie Jaws. Seafood may be purchased right Max Bossman off the boats or from one

of the dockside cafes. Nearby, the public Menemsha Beach is the ideal spot to watch dramatic sunsets.

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DID YOU KNOW... Chilmark was named after the Vineyard’s founding father Thomas Mayhew’s neighboring English town and was settled in the mid-1600s. The first crop the farmers had to harvest was rocks. They put them in piles first, then stacked them in long low walls along their property to mark the boundaries. The walls also served to keep out wild animals and protect their domesticated animals. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally.

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Places to Stay in Chilmark The Captain Flanders House

Summersweet Bed & Breakfast

$190 - 300 440 North Road 508-645-3123 E-mail: mail@captainflandersinn.com www.captainflandersinn.com May-Nov. B&B farmhouse with 2 cottage suites. Beach pass to Lucy Vincent, convenient to Menemsha. Rural setting with flower gardens, stone walls. Breakfast.

$150 - 185 9 Shaler’s Way (off North Road) 508-645-8017 E-mail: gail@summersweet.org www.summersweet.org June-September. 3R. Simple rooms with natural linens in a lovely up-island setting. Walking trails across the street. Passes to Lucy Vincent. Private baths, fireplace, internet. CW, NS, ON

The Gem On Abel’s Hill $2,500 - 7,500 (weekly) 5 North Abel’s Hill Road 212-369-9158 Fax: 212-987-2463 E-mail: gemtrust@nyc.rr.com www.weneedavacation.com/Marthas-Vineyard/Chilmark-Vacation-Rental-5312 Classic 4 BR Cape, panoramic ocean view, walk to private beach, 7 wooded acres. Outdoor shower, pool, fireplace, tennis, TV, water view. CW, NS

IN MENEMSHA The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant $195 - 440 50 Beach Plum Lane, Box 98 508-645-9454 Fax: 508-645-2801 www.beachpluminn.com E-mail: innmenemsha@gmail.com May-Oct. 11 Rooms. Phones, air cond, internet, meeting/wedding capacity (100), private bath, restaurant, tennis, TV, water view. CW, CC, CB, NS

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Places to Eat in Chilmark The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant

Caterers

50 Beach Plum Lane 508-645-9454 Fax: 508-645-2801 E-mail: innmenemsha@gmail.com www.beachpluminn.com May-Oct. Dinner; 85 seats; BYOB. AC, CC, I/O, R (required), WA, $$$$

Kitchen Porch Catering 508-645-5000 E-mail: jan@kitchenporch.com www.kitchenporch.com

Home Port Restaurant 5512 North Road 508-645-2679 E-mail generalmanager@homeportmv.com www.homeportmv.com May-Oct. Dinner; Take-out, CC, I/O, WA, $$$

Menemsha Galley 515 North Road 508-645-9819 Fax: 508-645-3669 E-mail: menemshagalley@aol.com www.menemshagalley.com May-Oct. Lunch, dinner; take out. $ DINING KE Y AC CC I/O R YR WA

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Tea Lane Caterers 8-B Clambelly Road 508-645-FOOD (3663) Fax: 508-645-2022 E-mail: dee@tealanecaterers.com www.tealanecaterers.com

Markets Chilmark General Store 7 State Road, CH 508-645-3739 E-mail: info@chilmarkgeneralstore.com www.chilmarkgeneralstore.com

Places to Shop in Chilmark IN MENEMSHA Menemsha Blues 2 Basin Rd, MN 508-645-3800 E-mail: menemshablues@yahoo.com Website: www.menemshablues.com

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Edgartown David Welch

ne of New England’s most elegant communities, Edgartown was the Island’s first colonial settlement. The stately white Greek Revival houses built by the whaling captains have been carefully maintained to this day. They make the town a museum-piece community, a seaport village preserved from the early 19th century. The tall square-rigged ships that sailed all the world’s oceans have passed from the Edgartown scene, but the heritage of those vessels and their captains has continued. For the past hundred years, Edgartown has been one of the world’s great yachting centers. Charlie Utz

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The Old Whaling Church on Edgartown includes the separate island of Main Street is Chappaquiddick Edgartown’s icon. Built in 1843 at the height of the whaling industry, the Church has been transformed into a performing arts center and is one of the Island’s most popular wedding venues. Receptions

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David Welch

Owing to a grand maritime tradition, Edgartown harbor is now home to a myriad of motor and sailing vessels. The elegant Greek Revival and Federal style homes and commercial buildings rest majesticaly behind white picket fences and red brick sidewalks.

are held next door in the Dr. Daniel Fisher visit Mytoi, a 14-acre Japanese House, a former private residence built garden maintained by the three years before the Old Whaling Church. Trustees of Reservations. Chappaquiddick, an island in Edgartown Edgartown is lined with Harbor, is home to some of the Vineyard’s lovely boutiques selling everymost beautiful private thing from authentic scrimshaw homes but no restaucarvings to evening gowns. rants or shops. Parking Restaurants range from fine is very limited, so it’s bet- David dining to family-friendly and Welch ter to leave your car on local seafood is the star of the Vineyard. Pack a lunch many menus. One of only two towns on the and take a bike ride to the Island where alcohol can be Island, via the On Time purchased, Edgartown ofFerry, for a tour of the fers a sophisticated and Charlie Utz Cape Pogue lighthouse or lively nightlife.

DID YOU KNOW... Edgartown was called Great Harbor by the first settlers in 1642. To win the favor of King James II of England, the people wanted to rename the town for the King. Not wanting another Jamestown, they changed the name to honor the King’s infant son Edgar. Unfortunatly, young Edgar died at the tender age of four, so there never was a King Edgar. We are the only Edgartown we know of. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally.

Osborne Wharf in Edgartown, circa 1850, at the height of the Whaling Era

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Places to Stay in Edgartown

In the heart of the whaling village two blocks from downtown Edgartown

Located steps from Main Street, Edgartown Commons is the affordable choice for your Martha’s Vineyard getaway = Studio, one-bedroom, two bedroom efficiency apartments and a two bedroom house = Available by the day or week = Pool, playground and barbeque/picnic area = Wedding blocks and group blocks available = Low Spring and Autumn mid-week rates Edgartown Commons 20 Peases Point Way, Edgartown, MA 508-627-4671, 1-800-439-4671 www.edgartowncommons.com edgartowncommons@gmail.com www.facebook.com/edgartowncommons 28

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A Martha’s Vineyard Vacation $700 - 3,700/wk 45 Hamblen Way, ED 800-544-2044 E-mail: clif@vineyardvacationhomes.com www.vineyardvacationhomes.com 3 (3 BR) skylit contemporary homes & 1 (2 BR) ranch. All homes have central a/c and heat. All amenities, grounds suited for weddings and events, tent capacity up to 200 persons. Pets OK. Weekend rates available. CC Ashley Inn $115 - 325 129 Main Street, Box 650 508-627-9655 E-mail: relax@ashleyinn.net www.ashleyinn.net Year round. 10 Rooms. 1860 Whaling Captain’s home; walk to Edgartown harbor, phone, air cond, fireplace, internet, private bath, TV. CB, CC, CW(10+), NS, AAA ◆◆◆ The Charlotte Inn $325 - 1000 27 South Summer Street 508-627-4751 Fax: 508-627-4652 E-mail: frontdesk@thecharlotteinn.com www.thecharlotteinn.com Year round. 25 rooms. Rooms furnished with English antiques in quiet garden setting one half block from Main St. “Old fashioned on purpose.” Air Cond., private bath, fireplace, restaurant, internet, TV. CB, CC, NS, ON (limited). Clarion Martha’s Vineyard $88 - 300 227 Upper Main Street, Box 1808 508-627-5161 Fax: 508-627-3444 800-922-3009 E-mail: info@clarionmv.com www.clarionmv.com Year round. 34 rooms. Phones, air cond, cocktail lounge, restaurant, internet, private bath, TV. CB, CC, CW, NS, WA

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Edgartown Commons $100 - 315 20 Pease’s Point Way, Box 1293 800-439-4671/508-627-4671 E-mail: edgartowncommons@gmail.com www.edgartowncommons.com May-Oct. 35 (studio, 1 & 2BR) efficiency apts. Playground, BBQ, cable TV, laundry, outdoor pool. CC, CW, HU See our ad on page 28. Edgartown Inn $125 - 300 56 North Water Street, Box 1211 508-627-4794 www.edgartowninn.com April-Nov. 20 Rooms. Historic inn since 1820. Breakfast available. Water view, air cond, private bath/shared bath, restaurant, complimentary newspapers. NS, ON Garden Studio $150 - 175 74 West Tisbury Road 508-627-5025 E-mail: gardenstudio1@comcast.net May-Oct. One BR apartment, sleeps 2. Walk to town, with a private patio, outdoor shower, cathedral ceilings, and kitchenette. TV, NS Harbor View Hotel $365 - 1600 131 North Water St, Box 7 877-249-5925 508-627-7000 www.harbor-view.com Year round. 124 Rooms. Water views, phone, air cond, cocktail lounge, restaurant, internet, private bath, meeting capacity (150), wedding (200), heated outdoor pool, TV. Packages avail. Beach access. CC, CW, HU, NS, WA See our ad on the Inside Back Cover. The Hob Knob $175-600 128 Main Street 508-627-9510 800-696-2723 Fax: 508-627-4560 E-mail: hobknob@hobknob.com www.hobknob.com Year round. 17 Rooms. Elegant, Greek Revival. AC, phone, WiFi, Spa, Executive Facility Business Center, Minibar. CC, FB, NS, ON (ltd), WA Kelley House $120 - 600 23 Kelly St., Box 37 800-225-6005 508-627-7900 E-mail: sales@kelley-house.com www.kelley-house.com Year Round. 54 Rooms. Phone, air cond, private bath, outdoor pool, restaurant, TV, water view. Packages available. CB, CC, CW, HU, NS See our ad this page. continued 2016 -17 Travel Guide

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The Lightkeepers Inn $125 - 350 25 Simpson’s Lane, PO Box 488 508-627-4600 800-946-3400 Fax: 508-627-4611 E-mail: innkeeper@thelightkeepersinn.com www.thelightkeepersinn.com Year round. Relax, rejuvenate in a suite or cottage in historic Edgartown on a quiet back street one block from harbor. Air cond, private bath, cable TV, DVD/VCR. CC, CW, HU, NS, ON (limited)

Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites $95 - 945 38 N. Water Street, Box 68, ED 800-627-4701 508-627-4711 E-mail: info@vineyardsquarehotel.com www.vineyardsquarehotel.com Year round. 34 Rooms and suites. Phone, air cond, fireplace, water view, internet, meeting capacity (50), restaurant, TV. Mobil 3 Star. CB, CC, CW, HU, NS, ON, WA, AAA ◆◆◆

The Sydney 22 N. Water St. 508-939-9299 Res: 1-877-939-9293 E-mail: stay@thesydneyhotel.com www.thesydneyhotel.com April-Dec. 8 room boutique getaway in the heart of historic Edgartown. AC, phone, WIFI, front porch. Just steps away from gourmet dining. CC, NS

Winnetu Oceanside Resort at South Beach $225 - 1,850; weekly rates available 31 Dunes Road Island Office: 508-627-4747 Reservations: 508-310-1733 E-mail: reservations@winnetu.com www.winnetu.com/cc Apr-Oct. 50 suites w/1, 2, 3 or 4 BR-room options. Gen’l store, library, beach access. In-season tennis, pool, children’s program, fitness room and wellness center. Phone, air cond, internet, meeting capacity (80), weddings (145), outdoor pool, private baths, restaurant, water view. TV. CC, CW, HU, NS, WA

The Victorian Inn $150 - 425 24 South Water Street, Box 947 508-627-4784 E-mail: victorianinn@thevic.com www.thevic.com April-Nov. 14 Rooms. Canopy beds, decks, balconies; gourmet breakfast. Air cond, fireplace, private bath, water view. CC, FB, NS 30

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Places to Eat in Edgartown Among the Flowers 17 Mayhew Lane 508-627-3233 Atlantic 2 Main Street, ED 508-627-7001 www.atlanticmv.com Seasonal, lunch, dinner; 200 seats; alcohol served. Cocktail lounge. CC, I/O, R, $$$ Buckley’s Gourmet Catering Martha’s Vineyard 508-693-3318 E-mail: buckleycatering@live.com www.buckleycatering.com YR Cakes by Liz Airport Business Park 15 East Line Rd., ED 508-696-8444 E-mail: cakes@vineyard.net www.cakesbyliz.com The Dunes at South Beach 31 Dunes Road 508-627-3663 E-mail thedunesmgr@winnetu.com www.thedunesmv.com Edgartown Pizza 224 Vineyard Haven Road, at Triangle, ED 508-627-7770 Year round. Breakfast, lunch, dinner; 70 seats; take out. CC, I/O, WA, $

Edgartown Seafood Market 138 Cooke Street, ED 508-627-3791 Espresso Love 17 Church St 508-627-9211 E-mail info@espressolove.com www.espressolove.com The Grill on Main 227 Upper Main Street 508-627-8344 www.thegrillonmain.com Year round. Dinner; 96 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; take out. AC, CC, WA, $$$ Katama General Store 170 Katama Road, ED 508-627-5071 Fax: 508-627-5097 E-mail: katama@katamageneral.com www.katamageneral.com L’etoile 22 North Water Street, ED 508-627-5187 www.letoile.net Dinner; alcohol served. AC, CC, I/O, R continued

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Lighthouse Grill & Henry’s Pub 131 North Water Street 508-627-3761 www.harbor-view.com Year round. Breakfast, brunch, dinner; 120 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; take out. AC, CC, R, WA, $$$

Rockfish 11 North Water Street 508-627-9967

Lobster Tales Catering, Clambakes & Event Planning PO Box 1143, ED 508-627-5933 Fax: 508-627-5097 E-mail: goodfood@lobstertales.com www.lobstertales.com

Seafood Shanty 31 Dock Street, Edgartown Harbor ED 508-627-8622 E-mail: info@theseafoodshanty.com www.theseafoodshanty.com Seasonal, lunch, dinner; 200 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; take out. AC, CC, $$

Murdick's Fudge & Cafe 21 North Water Street, ED 508-627-8047 Toll Free 888-55FUDGE (38343) www.murdicks.com The Newes From America 23 Kelly Street, ED 508-627-4397 www.kelley-house.com/dining_newes_from_america Year round. Lunch, dinner; 75 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; take out. AC, CC, WA, $ See our ad on page 31.

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Rosewater Market 20 South Summer Street 508-627-1270 E-mail info@rosewatermv.com www.rosewatermv.com

Sharky’s Cantina 266 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-6565 E-mail: info@sharkyscantina.com www.sharkyscantina.com Year round. Lunch, dinner. 78 seats; alcohol served, take out. AC, CC, I/O, WA, $-$$ Bill Smith’s Clambake Company 10 N Line Rd, PO Box 9000 ED 508-627-8809 877-262-0310 www.mvclambake.com

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Square Rigger 225 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-9968 www.squareriggerrestaurant.com Year round. Dinner; 60 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; take out. AC, CC, R (required) $$ Val Cakes PO Box 2453, ED 508-274-0396 E-mail: valcakes@comcast.net The Wharf Pub & Restaurant Lower Main Street, ED 508-627-9966 E-mail: emailus@wharfpub.com www.wharfpub.com Year round. Lunch, dinner; 160 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; live entertainment; take out. AC, CC, WA, $–$$

Markets & Liquor Stores Al’s Package Store 258 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-4347 MV Wine and Spirits 17A Airport Rd, ED 508-627-7557 E-mail: manager@mvwinestore.com www.mvwinestore.com Soigne 190 Upper Main St., ED 508-627-8489 Year round, take-out only; alcohol served. CC Stop & Shop 255 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-9522 Your Market At the Triangle, ED 508-627-4000 www.yourmarketmv.com

Places to Shop in Edgartown CB Stark Jewelers 10 Main St 888-CBSTARK E-mail: cbstark@cbstark.com Website: www.cbstark.com See our ad page 51 Claudia 51 Main St 508-627-8306 E-mail: staff@claudiamv.com Website: www.claudiamv.com Goldfinch Appraisals and Antiques 508-627-5623 info@goldfinchappraisals.com Website: www.goldfinchappraisals.com Island Company 171 N. Water Street 508-627-4411 www.islandcompany.com Jack Wills 1 South Water St 508-939-4371 E-mail: jack@jackwills.com Website: www.jackwills.com Menemsha Blues 6 Kelly St 508-627-4009 Website: www.menemshablues.com

Ocean Breeze Bedding Inc Post Office Square 508-939-9300 E-mail: oceanbreezemv@aol.com Website: www.oceanbreezebedding.com Past and Presents 37 Main St 508-627-3992 42 Main St 508-627-6686 Soft as a Grape 41 Dock St. 508-627-4048 E-mail: info@softasagrapemv.com Website: www.softasagrapemv.com Summer Shades 36 Main S. 508-627-3294 E-mail: summershades@hotmail.com Tracker Home Decor 89 Pease’s Point Way South 508-627-8725 E-mail: helen@trackerhomedecor.com Website: www.trackerhomedecor.com The Triangle Building At the Entrance to Edgartown 508-360-3418 Visual As Specs #14 7th St, ED 508-627-1342 E-mail:visualasspecs@aol.com www.vineyardoptician.com 2016 -17 Travel Guide

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THE TOWNS OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

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Oak Bluffs Charlie Utz

n 1835 this community, originally known as Wesleyan Grove, served as the site for annual Methodist Church camp meetings, drawing congregations of more than 12,000 people. They came for the sermonizing and stayed for the sunshine. Attendees camped in family-sized

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tents that evolved into wooden cotFull of diversity, Oak Bluffs will transtages. As the cottages multiplied, port you to another age each family tried to outdo each other and “Cottage City” was born. Today, there are more than 300 Gingerbread Cottages in this one-of-akind village that draws visitors from around the world. Within 40 years of the first camp meeting here, there were crowds of 30,000 attending Illumination Bob Schellhammer


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With the Historic Flying Horses carousel, summer fireworks, Illumination Night, excellent food, lively entertainment and more than 300 Gingerbread Cottages, this one-of-a-kind village draws visitors from around the world.

Night - a stunning display of Japanese lanterns - to mark the Max Bossman end of the summer season. This Vineyard tradition continues to this day. Oak Bluffs is also the home of the Flying Horses Carousel, the oldest continuously operating carousel in the country. This historic landmark is open daily during the summer, and on weekends in the

spring and fall. A game arcade, a movie theater and public beaches make Oak Bluffs a popular destination for families. Oak Bluffs has its share of nightlife, including live music venues and an array of dining options. Many shops line Circuit Avenue, and the Art’s District, just beyond, boasts excellent galleries representing every medium.

DID YOU KNOW... Oak Bluffs boasts a statue dedicated to soldiers who fought in the Civil War, both the North and the South. In an effort to honor and reconcile the differences, it was erected by a southerner, who ran the local newspaper. As far as we know, it’s the only statue in the country dedicated to both the Union and the Confederate veterans existing north of the Mason-Dixon line. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally.

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Arcade Building Historic Property $875 - 1,895 (weekly) $450 (weekends) 31 Circuit Avenue 617-277-2549/617-880-7182 E-mail: leh115@aol.com www.homeaway.com/vacation-p105302 May 1-Oct. 15. Private bath, cable TV, VCR/DVD, air cond, water view. Wireless Internet, deck, gas grill, full kitchen, bath. Sleeps 4-5. 5-min walk to beach. In-town historic landmark bldg. CC,CW, HU Beachfront Inn on Martha’s Vineyard (formerly Samoset-on-the-Sound) $175-$245 peak season; spring & fall specials; closed in winter 65 Seaview Ave (corner of Samoset Ave), Box 847 508-693-5148 E-Mail: beachfrontinnmv@comcast.net www.beachfrontinnmv.com Across from the Town Beach. Five minute walk to the ferry & downtown. Free WiFi. CB, CC, CW, NS See our ad on page 39.

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Brady's N.E.S.W. Bed & Breakfast $98 - 225 10 Canonicus Avenues, Box 197 508-693-9137 E-mail: capricornbandb@aol.com www.sunsol.com/bradys Year round. 3 Rooms. 1 private bath, 2 shared baths, water view. Dogs welcome. CB, NS Dockside Inn $75 - 350 800-245-5979/508-693-2966 9 Circuit Avenue Ext., Box 1206 Fax: 508-696-7293 E-mail: inns@vineyard.net www.vineyardinns.com April-Nov. 22-room inn on Oak Bluffs Harbor. 5 HU suites, phone, air cond/heat, internet, private bath, TV, water view. CB, CC, CW, HU, NS Dunmere By The Sea $900 - 1,500 (weekly) 7 Pennacook Avenue, Box 643 508-693-2438 E-mail: Dunmere@comcast.net Seasonal. 3 apts. (2 or 3 BR, full kitchen, bath, LR/DR). 150’ to beach. Walk to town, ferry, tennis. Yard, grill, laundry, phone, TV, water view. Saturday to Saturday Rentals. CW Eastville Passage $285-$495 nightly 34 Windermer Rd (below Hospital on lagoon), OB 508-332-2666 www.islandmv.com 4 bedroom house rental & 2 bedroom boat rental, Spring-October.


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Isabelle’s Beach House $150 - 275 83 Seaview Avenue, Box 3340 800-674-3129 508-693-3955 E-mail: isabellesbeachhouse@yahoo.com www.isabellesbeachhouse.com 9 Rooms. Air cond, private bath, TV, water view, continental breakfast. CB, CC

Island Inn $135 - 400 30 Island Inn Road, Box 1585 508-693-2002 Fax: 508-693-7911 E-mail: islinn@vineyard.net www.islandinn.com 51 HU, phone, air cond, fireplace, meeting capacity (150), weddings (250), outdoor pool, private bath, restaurant (seasonal), tennis, TV, water view. CC, CW, ON See our ad on page 38. continued

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Kathleen’s Kottage 59 Naushon Ave., OB 508-863-2734 E-mail: knrealest@yahoo.com www.kkonmv.com Nightly rentals. 3 rooms. Private bath. Sleeps 8. Short walk to town beach and park. AC, NS, Internet acces The Madison Inn $79 - 319 18 Kennebec Avenue, Box 2221 508-693-2760/800-564-2760 E-mail: reservations@madisoninnmv.com www.madisoninnmv.com May 1-Oct 31. 14 Rooms. Air cond, private bath, TV, WiFi. CB, CC, CW, NS, PB

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Narragansett House $85 - 275 46 Narragansett Avenue, Box 2478 508-693-3627 888-693-3627 E-mail: narragansetthouse@aol.com www.narragansetthouse.com May-Oct. 18 Rooms. Private bath, wedding capacity (36), TV. CB, CC, HU See our ad on page 39. The Nashua House $69 - 199 Kennebec Ave. & Healy Way, Box 803, OB 508-693-0043 888-343-0043 E-mail: info@nashuahouse.com www.nashuahouse.com Year round. 15 Rooms. Water view, shared baths. Breezy, sunlight-filled rooms, in the heart of town (walk to everything). WiFi. CC, NS


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The Oak Bluffs Inn $125 - 250 64 Circuit Avenue, at the corner of Pequot, Box 2546, OB 800-955-6235 508-693-7171 Fax: 508-693-8787 E-mail: bmyguest@oakbluffsinn.com www.oakbluffsinn.com April-Oct. 9 Rooms. Air cond, rooms with antiques, internet, private bath. Walk to beach, gingerbread cottages, shops, dining, ferry. CB, CC, CW, NS Pequot Hotel $95 - 395 19 Pequot Ave. 508-693-5087 800-947-8704 E-mail: reservations@pequothotel.com www.pequothotel.com May-Oct. 25 Rooms. Charming hotel amidst Victorian gingerbread cottages. One block to beaches, 5 blocks to shopping/dining. Air cond, internet, private bath, cable TV. CB, CC, CW, ON Summercamp Hotel (formerly the Wesley Hotel) 70 Lake Ave OB 508-693-6611 Fax 508-693-5389 E-mail stay@summercamphotel.com www.summercamphotel.com May-Oct. 95 Rooms. Air cond, internet, meeting capacity (100), private bath, TV, wedding (rooms only), water views. CC, CW, NS, ON (limited), WA See our ad page 37. Titticut Follies $85 - 160 (daily); $550 - 750 (weekly) 37 Narragansett Avenue, Box 106 508-693-4986 E-mail: titticutfolliesmv@yahoo.com www.titticutfollies.com May-Oct. 2 Rooms, 3 apts. Sweet & mellow. Well-equipped kitchens, linens supplied. Great porch, walk to everything. Modest rates.

The Tivoli Inn $75 - 225 125 Circuit Avenue, Box 1033, OB 508-693-7928 E-mail: tivoli@capecod.net www.tivoliinn.com Year round. 6 Rooms. Charming Victorian gingerbread house, walking distance to all downtown amenities and beach. Air cond, internet, meeting /wedding capacity (12), private bath/shared bath, TV. CB, CC, CW, NS, ON (limited) Tucker Inn Rentals $75 - 300; $300 - 6,500 (weekly), Box 2680, OB 2 Massasoit Avenue, 508-693-1045 www.rentalsmv.com Year round. 2- to 8-br homes. All amenities. Waterfront to rural and rustic. CC

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Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs Coop De Ville Restaurant Dockside Market Place, Oak Bluffs Harbor 508-693-3420 www.coopdevillemv.com May-Oct. Lunch, dinner; 36 seats; alcohol served; take out. CC, $–$$

Martha’s Vineyard Chowder Company 9 Oak Bluffs Ave., OB 508-696-3000 www.mvchowdercompany.com Dinner, 100 seats, alcohol served, meeting/wedding space available. AC, CC, $$$

Farm Neck Golf Club Cafe County Road, OB 508-693-3560 April 12-Thanksgiving. Breakfast, brunch, lunch, dinner; 100 seats; alcohol served; take out. CC, R, WA, $$

Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Café & Bakery - Home of the Back Door Donuts Post Office Square, OB 508-693-3688 E-mail: mvbakery@comcast.net www.mvbakery.com Apr-Oct. 20 seats. AC, CC, $ See our ad on page 41.

Fishbones Cafe Dockside Marina, OB 508-696-8227 www.fishbonesgrille.com May-Oct. Lunch, dinner; 90 seats; alcohol served; take out. CC, I/O, R, $$–$$$ See our ad Inside Front Cover Giordano’s Restaurant, Clam Bar & Pizza Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-0184 www.giosmv.com Seasonal. Lunch, dinner; 99 seats; alcohol served; take out. AC, $ Island House Bar and Grill 11 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-4516 May-Oct. Lunch, dinner, outdoor seating, alcohol served, live entertainment, take out. AC, WA, CC $-$$ Linda Jean’s Restaurant 25 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-4093 YR. Breakfast, lunch, dinner; 75 seats; take out. AC, CC, WA, $ Lobsterville Bar & Grill 8 Circuit Ave Ext, OB 508-696-0099 Fax 508-696-0099 E-mail: lobstervillebar@gmail.com www.lobstervillemv.com child friendly, CC, R, Lunch, dinner, take out, I/O Lookout Tavern 8 Seaview Ave. Ext, OB 508-696-9844 www.lookoutmv.com April - Dec., breakfast, lunch, dinner; alcohol served; take out. CC, $ See our ad Inside Front Cover

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Murdick's Fudge 5 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-2335 Toll Free 888-55-FUDGE (3-8343) www.murdicks.com Nancy’s Snack Bar & Restaurant 29 Lake Avenue, OB 508-693-0006 E-mail: info@nancysrestaurant.com www.nancysrestaurant.com Lunch, dinner; take out; alcohol served, AC, CC, I/O, WA, $$ New Moon Magick Enchanted Chocolates 4 Chapman Ave, OB 508-693-8331 E-mail: info@newmoonmagick.net www.newmoonmagick.com YR Ocean View Restaurant 16 Chapman Avenue, OB 508-693-2207 Fax: 508-696-1902 www.oceanviewmv.com YR. Lunch, dinner; 150 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; take out. AC, CC, WA, $ See our ad Inside Front Cover Offshore Ale Co. Kennebec Avenue (opposite the Post Office), OB 508-693-2626 www.offshoreale.com YR. Lunch, dinner; 88 seats; outdoor seating; fireplace; alcohol served; live entertainment; children friendly; wireless internet; take out. AC, CC, WA, $$ Sandbar & Grill On the Dock, OB 508-693-7111 www.mvsandbar.com May-Oct. Lunch, dinner; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; takeout.CC, I/O, WA, $$

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Sharky’s Cantina 31 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-7501 E-mail: sharkyscantina@gmail.com– www.sharkyscantina.com Year round. Lunch, dinner. 60 seats; alcohol served, take out. AC, CC $-$$ Tony’s Market 119 Dukes County Avenue, OB 508-693-4799 www.tonysmarketmv.com YR. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Outdoor seating in season; take out; kids menu; WA; beer and wine available. CC, O/I, $ See our ad this page.

Markets & Liquor Stores Jim’s Package Store & Island Market 27 Lake Ave, OB 508-693-0236 www.jimspackagestore.com Our Market On the Harbor, OB 508-693-3000 www.ourmarketmv.com

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Places to Shop in Oak Bluffs

Basics Clothing Company Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-8819 E-mail: eastaway@comcast.net Darosa’s 46 Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-0110 www.darosacorp.com Driftwood Jewelry 42 Circuit Ave, PO Box 2002, OB 508-693-3388 E-mail: driftwoodjewelrymv@gmail.com www.driftwoodjewelrymv.com See our ad this page. Glimpse of Tibet 39 Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-9795 www.glimpseoftibet.com

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Handworks Christmas Cottage Dockside Market Place, 12 Circuit Ave Ext, OB 508-693-6731, 800-227-8444 E-mail: handwork@vineyard.net www.handworksgifts.com Jardin Mahoney’s Garden Center Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd & County Rd, OB 508-693-3511 E-mail: info@jardinmahoney.com www.jardinmahoney.com Laughing Bear 33 Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-9342 Email: laughingbear33@gmail.com

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Martha’s Vineyard is a shopper’s paradise. Although you won’t find a mall or chain store on the Island, the Vineyard is home to exclusive shops and boutiques offering food, art, antiques, furniture, specialty gifts, designer label clothing and everything in-between. Enjoy! Legendary Apparel 33 South Circuit Ave 410-207-7905 E-mail answers@legendarymv.com www.legendarymv.com

Phillips Harware Co. 30 Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-0377 E-mail: phillipshardware@gmail.com

Menemsha Blues 47 Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-1004 www.menemshablues.com

Soft as a Grape 14 Circuit Ave, OB 508-696-6800 E-mail: info@softasagrapemv.com www.softasagrapemv.com

MV Auctions Martha’s Vineyard 508-939-0556 E-mail: info@mvauctions.net www.mvauctions.net Old Variety Store Oak Bluffs Ave, OB 508-693-3657

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THE TOWNS OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

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hen ships were powered by wind and canvas, Vineyard Haven was one of New England’s busiest ports. Today, it is the busiest port on the Vineyard and the primary point of entry for visitors to the Island by ferry.

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Excellent shops, fine restauVineyard Haven is the rants, and a “working class” beautiful harbor are community and the Island’s year-round only a few of the atentry port tractions that make this bustling seaside village so special to tourists and residents alike. The town that incorporates Vineyard Haven is called Tisbury, after a parish in England near the birthplace of the Island’s first governor, Thomas Mayhew. In the mid-1600s, Mayhew purchased the settlement rights from the Crown for 40 pounds LA Brown


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VINEYARD HAVEN

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The Black Dog Tavern, elegantly restored Sea Captain houses, and the quintessential New England harbor all add to the seaside charm of Vineyard Haven. Each July, Vineyard Haven celebrates a street fair Birthday Party. Excellent shops, galleries and fine restaurants line its quaint Main Street.

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and a beaver hat. The Vineyard Playhouse building on Church Street was built in 1833 as a Methodist meeting house. Today, it houses the Island’s only year-round professional theater company. There are

many scenic places around the town; in addition to Main Street and the harbor, the Tashmoo Lake Louisa Gould overlook on State Road, the nearby Tisbury Water Works, West Chop Lighthouse, and Eastville, the area around the drawbridge on Beach Road, are favorite spots for photographers.

DID YOU KNOW... Vineyard Haven has an impressive maritime history. More ships sailed between Boston and New York on Vineyard Sound in the 1800s than anywhere else in the world, excluding the English Channel. Many vessels would ride out storms, seek repairs and supplies or hire able-bodied seamen in Vineyard Haven, formerly known as Holmes Hole. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally.

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Places to Stay in Vineyard Haven The 1720 House $85 - 225 152 Main Street, Box 1193 508-693-6407 E-mail: info@1720house.com www.1720House.com Year round. 6 Rooms. Air cond, private bath, TV. Senior citizen disc. available. CB, CC, NS, ON The Birdhouses 159 Edgartown Rd Summer: 508-696-0274 Winter: 978-462-2534 E-mail: thebirdhouses@gmail.com www.thebirdhouses.net AC, kitchen, TV, Weekly, PB, RS Crocker House Inn $145 - 365 12 Crocker Avenue, Box 1658 508-693-1151 800-772-0206 E-mail: crockerinn@aol.com www: crockerhouseinn.com Year round. 8 Rooms. Air cond, fireplace, jacuzzi, full private baths, stereo with CD player, iPod docking stations, flat screen TV/DVD, Free WiFi, water views, walk to town, quiet and residential side street near the water CB, CC, CW (over 12), NS, ON (limited), AAA ◆◆◆

The Doctor’s House of Martha’s Vineyard $150 - 340 60 Mt. Aldworth Road, Box 1653 508-696-0859 Fax: 508-696-0403 E-mail: info@doctorshouse.com www.doctorshouse.com Year round. 7 Rooms. Set on 2 landscaped acres, mature gardens, breakfast terrace. Walk to town. Air cond, fireplace, full country breakfast, internet, private bath, TV, complimentary bicycles. CC, ON, NS, AAA ◆◆◆ The Frog 18 Renear Street 774-563-8752 E-mail dclark430@gmail.com Harbor Landing $70 - 215; HU $95 - 145 Beach Road, Box 1935 800-545-4171 508-693-2600 Fax: 508-693-2605 E-mail: info@harbor-landing.com www.harbor-landing.com Year round. 39 Rooms. Phone, air cond, internet, private bath TV. CC, CW, HU, ON (limited) Look Inn $100-150 nightly Look Street, VH 508-693-6893 E-mail: thelookinn@comcast.net www.lookinnmv.com Comfortable, old farmhouse, historic district, close to ferry, shops, restaurants, beaches, affordable and relaxing. Island knowledgeable host. Fireplace, TV. CB, CC, NS, SB Mansion House Inn, Health Club, Spa & Pool $99 - 538; special and weekly rates available 9 Main Street, Box 428 508-693-2200 800-332-4112 E-mail: info@mvmansionhouse.com www.mvmansionhouse.com Year round, 48 rooms incl suites (2-8 occ.) Walk from Ferry. Day Spa & Health Club, Fitness Classes, indoor pool. AC, bath, TV, Wi-Fi. Deluxe rooms w/balconies & water views. Limited Pet friendly rooms. CB, CC, CW, HU, NS, ON, WA.

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Nancy’s Auberge @ 98 Main Street 98 Main Street, 781-910-6889 E-mail: dritterahaus@aol.com Summerstone 13 Leonard Circle, VH 508-696-3963 E-mail: wslittlesr@yahoo.com www.summerstonebedandbreakfast.com Year round, private setting, nice unit with kitchen, pet friendly. Thorncroft Inn $175 - 600 460 Main Street, Box 1022 508-693-3333 800-332-1236 Fax: 508-693-5419 www.thorncroft.com E-mail: innkeeper@thorncroft.com Year round. 14 Rooms. Phone, air cond, fireplace, private bath, TV. Jacuzzis, hot tubs. CB, CC, NS, WA, AAA ◆◆◆◆

Camping is Great on Martha’s Vineyard!

Tisbury House $125 - 150; weekly rates available 104 Main Street 508-696-8901 E-mail: chappymv@toast.net 1 BR, private entrance, private bath and 1BR apartment with small kitchen and LR, patio and grill. Five minute walk to ferry, town, and beach. Vineyard Harbor Motel 60 Beach Road, Box 1609 508-693-3334 Fax: 508-693-0320 E-mail: info@vineyardharbormotel.com www.vineyardharbormotel.com Year round. 2-night minimum. 40 Rooms. AC, private bath, cable TV, water view. CC, CW, HU See our ad page 46. Vintage Haven Guest House $95 - 165 Box 2357, 79 Mount Aldworth Road 508-693-4954 Year round. 1 Suite for 2 people. Air cond, phone, private bath, tennis nearby, TV. CW (over 12), NS, ON (ltd.)

CAMPGROUND Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground 569 Edgartown-VH Road., Box 1557 508-693-3772 E-mail: info@campmv.com www.campmv.com Mid-May through Mid-Oct. Please inquire for rates. Hot showers, flush toilets, store, laundry, rec room. Group rates. See our ad this page.

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Bernie’s Ice Cream and Fudge 22A Main Street 508-693-6188 www.berniesicecreamandfudge.com The Black Dog Tavern & Bakeries Tavern: Beach Street Ext., VH 508-693-9223 Bakery: 11 Water Street, VH 508-693-4786 Bakery & Cafe: 509 State Rd, VH 508-696-8190 E-mail: info@theblackdog.com www.theblackdog.com YR, Breakfast, lunch, dinner; 100 seats; alcohol served; take out.CC, $$$ Copper Wok 9 Main Street (inside Mansion House), VH 508-693-3416www.wokmv.com Island Fresh Pizza & Subs 395 State Rd. 508-338-2764 E-mail islandfreshpizzasubs@gmail.com www.islandfreshpizza.com See our ad page 49.

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V Jaime Hamlin Catering & Party Design RFD 261-K, VH 508-693-6313 Fax: 508-696-6405 E-mail: vhamlin@comcast.net www.vhamlincatering.com La Choza 4 Main St., VH 508-693-9050 www.lachozaburritos.com La Soffitta 82 Main St. 508-687-9448 www.lasoffitta.com Little House Café 339 State Rd., VH 508-687-9794 E-mail: littlehousemv@gmail.com www.littlehousemv.com Little Rock Farm Catering 3 Little Rock Way, VH 508-693-5651 E-mail: littlerockfarmgranola@verizon.net

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Murdick's Fudge Union Street, VH 508-693-7344 Toll Free 888-55FUDGE (38343) www.murdicks.com The Net Result 79 Beach Road, VH 508-693-6071 E-mail: mvseafood@vineyard.net www.mvseafood.com Pie Chicks 774-563-8562 E-mail: pies@piechicks.com www.piechicks.com Robin’s Homemade Fudge of Martha’s Vineyard PO Box 1316, VH 508-693-5366 Fax: 508-693-4044 E-mail: robin@robinshomemadefudge.com www.robinshomemadefudge.com Rocco’s 79 Beach Road Tisbury Market Place, VH 508-693-1125 www.marthasvineyardpizza.com YR, Lunch, dinner, take out. 30 seats, I/O. $

Sandy’s Fish & Chips / John’s Fish Market State Road, VH 508-693-1220 E-mail: glen@johnsfishmarket.com Seasonal, lunch, dinner; take out. WA, $ Scottish Bakehouse State Road, VH 508-693-6633 Fax: 508-693-9808 TisBerry Frozen Yogurt & Smoothies 29 Main Street, Unit C2 (rear), VH 508-687-9314 E-mail: etheoj1@gmail.com www.tisberry.com Waterside Market 82 Main Street, VH 508-693-8899 Fax: 508-693-6399 E-mail: watersidemarket@gmail.com www.watersidemarket.com

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Bespoke Abode 56 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-0722 E-mail: bespoke@mvidesign.com Website: www.bespokeabode.com Brickman’s 8 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-0047 Website: www.brickmans.com Bunch of Grapes Bookstore 44 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-2291 Website: www.bunchofgrapes.com CB Stark Jewelers 53A Main St Vineyard Haven 888-CBSTARK E-mail: cbstark@cbstark.com Website: www.cbstark.com See our ad page 51. Claudia 34 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-5465 E-mail: staff@claudiamv.com Website: www.claudiamv.com 50

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The Collection 65-2 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-687-9814 E-mail: thecollection@gmail.com East Chop Sleep Shop Inc 395 State Rd Vineyard Haven 508-693-5911 E-mail: info@eastchopsleepshop.com Website: www.eastchopsleepshop.com Educomp Inc 4 State Rd Vineyard Haven 508-693-0803 E-mail: dan@educompmv.com Website: www.educompmv.com Green Room 71 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-6888 E-mail: greenroom@vineyardsurf.com Website: www.vineyardsurf.com Island Window Design Vineyard Haven 508-274-9948 E-mail: bekwindows@hotmail.com

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Celebrating 50 charming years!

Celebrate your island experience with a CB Stark Signature Charm or Bead Bracelet in sterling silver, 14k gold or two tone. Choose from any number of over 200 original Vineyard charms to create a lasting island memory.

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Juliska Island Store and Outlet 23 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-562-4010 www.juliska.com

Pyewacket’s 135 Beach Rd Vineyard Haven 508-696-7766 Website: www.pyewacketsmv.com

Martha’s Vineyard Interior Design 49 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-687-9555 E-mail: info@mvidesign.com Website: www.mvidesign.com

Rainy Day 66 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-1830 E-mail: info@rainydaymv.com Website: www.rainydaymv.com See our ad this page.

Menemsha Blues 36 Water St Vineyard Haven 508-693-9599 Website: www.menemshablues.com

Sioux Eagle Designs 29 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-6537 E-mail: sioux@verizon.net Website: www.siouxeagle.com

Moonstone Jewelers 12 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-693-3367 E-mail: moonstone@verizon.net Website: www.moonstonejewelers.com

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Soft as a Grape 38 Main St, Vineyard Haven 508-338-2138 E-mail: info@softasagrapemv.com Website: www.softasagrapemv.com

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Sunglass Haven 53 Main St Vineyard Haven 508-338-2980 Website: www.sunglasshavenmv.com Vineyard Decorators 835 Airport Rd Vineyard Haven 508-693-9197 E-mail: whitney@vineyarddecorators.com Website: www.vineyarddecorators.com The Vineyard Equestrian Box 893, VH 774-991-1243 E-mail: thevineyardequestrian@gmail.com www.thevineyardequestian.com

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West Tisbur y David Welch

est Tisbury is the quintessential New England village, complete with a white church, general store, post office, old mill and pastoral farms. It was the mill site that originally attracted settlers, because there was no stream in Edgartown with enough strength to run a water wheel. Sea captains once owned the largest houses in town, and some of the finest are still occupied by their descendants. Several captains’ houses can be found on Music Street, given its name after a number Charlie Utz

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of its families purchased West Tisbury is the pastoral town with a pianos with great number of new whaling money. traditional farms The Lambert’s Cove settlement has its share of fine homes. The Cove was once a place of anchorage for the

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The quintessential New England village, West Tisbury boasts a general store, post office, hiking trails, the annual Agricultural Fair, and a twice-weekly farmers market. Along with some of the most beautiful beaches, West Tisbury retains the highest number of traditional farms on the Vineyard.

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town of West Tisbury. The area housed clay works, salt works, and extensive trap fishing operations. All of this has vanished. Even the road to the harbor is gone. A woodland path leads to the beach, which is now set

aside for year-round and summer residents of West Tisbury. West Tisbury is the home of several art and antique galleries as well as the annual Livestock Bob Schellhammer Show and Agricultural Fair. The Fair, held each August on the grounds of the Agricultural Hall, is the highlight of a Martha’s Vineyard summer, drawing visitors back year after year.

DID YOU KNOW... Just prior to World War II, in an effort to avoid the press, aviator, author and polititian Charles Lindburgh sought out the Vineyard, and lived here for six months, accompanied by his wife, the poet Anne Morrow Lindburgh, and their children. From “Tommy’s Tour of the Vineyard” by Thomas Dresser, a written tour of the Vineyard available in bookstores locally.

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Places to Stay in West Tisbury Annabelle’s Bed & View on Great Pond WT 508-693-8222 E-Mail: rvannes@comcast.com www.annabellesonpond.com The Broad Meadow Bed & Breakfast $115-$195 Elias Lane, WT 508-693-3591 E-mail: thebroadmeadowbnb@comcast.net www.broadmeadowbnb.com Year round, one room, private bath, country setting. CB, CC, NS

Lambert’s Cove Inn & Restaurant $155 - 350 90 Wanaquayak Road 508-693-2298 866-526-2466 E-mail: inquire@lambertscoveinn.com www.lambertscoveinn.com April - Dec. 15 Rooms. Air cond, fireplace, full breakfast, internet, meeting capacity (80), wedding (300), outdoor pool, private bath, phone, tennis, TV. Quiet, secluded 1790 inn set on 7 1/2 acres. Gourmet restaurant. CC, CB, NS, WA

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Hostelling International – Martha’s Vineyard (Manter Memorial Hostel) $18 - 200 per person nightly 525 Edgartown-W. Tisbury Road 508-693-2665 E-mail: vineyard@usahostels.org www.capecodhostels.org April-Oct. Private rooms and dorm beds. Families and non-members welcome. Fireplace, meeting capacity (30), wedding (78). CC, CW, HU, ON

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Places to Eat in West Tisbury Lambert’s Cove Inn & Restaurant 90 Manaquayak Rd, Off Lambert’s Cove Rd, WT 508-693-2298 www.lambertscoveinn.com April - Dec.. Dinner; 70 seats; BYOB. CC, R (required), WA, $$$

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Places to Shop in West Tisbury Bananas Gallery 697 State Rd, WT 508-696-5939 E-mail: redmannequin@aol.com Website: www.bananasgallery.com Demolition Revival Furniture Lambert’s Cove Rd, WT 508-696-8475 E-mail: info@demolitionrevival.com Website: www.demolitionrevival.com

Middletown Nursery 680 State Rd, WT 508-696-7600 Vineyard Gardens, Inc 484 State Rd, WT 508-693-8511 E-mail: mv@vineyardgardens.net Website: www.vineyardgardens.net

Heather Gardens 377 State Rd, Wt 508-693-1467 E-mail: heathergardensmike@hotmail.com Website: www.heather-gardens.com Julie Robinson Interiors Ltd. 510 State Rd, (the Log Cabin) WT 508-693-5065 E-mail: info@jrobinsoninteriors.com Website: www.jrobinsoninteriors.com Lamplighter Corner 680 State Rd, WT 508-696-9394 E-mail: lamplightercorner@vineyard.net Website: www.lamplightercorner.com

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Arts and Culture Martha’s Vineyard is home to many visual and performance artists. Many galleries dot the Island, from Aquinnah to Edgartown, and when an artist opens a new show it is often celebrated with a Sunday afternoon reception at the gallery. Check the local papers for times and locations. Martha’s Vineyard offers a great variety of entertainment choices; we hope that you will take advantage of the many productions, performances, and artistic displays presented throughout the year..

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ART FESTIVALS The Vineyard Artisan Festivals PO Box 774, OB Andrea Rogers, Founder 508-693-7927 E-mail: artisan02557@yahoo.com www.vineyardartisans.com Largest and only art shows where you can buy directly from Island artists. Weekly, June thru October at Grange Hall in West Tisbury and special events at Grange Hall & MV Ag Hall over Labor Day and in November and December. ART GALLERIES, DEALERS & CONSULTANTS A Gallery Contemporary Art 8 Uncas Ave. 508-338-7134 E-mail agallerymv@hotmail.com www.agallerymv.com Alison Shaw Gallery 88 Dukes County Avenue, OB 508-696-7429 Fax 508-693-5829 E-mail: info@alisonshaw.com www.alisonshaw.com Art Connections 508-693-5444 E-mail: hollyalaimo@gmail.com

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Artcorner MV Design Studio 2 Kelly’s Way, VH 508-560-2425 E-Mail: artcorner2010@gmail.com www.artcornermv.com The Christina Gallery, Inc. 32 North Water Street, ED 508-627-8794 Fax 508-627-3916 E-mail: christina@christina.com www.christina.com Debra M. Gaines Fine Art Gallery 56 Eel Pond Lane, PO Box 209, ED 508-627-9989 E-mail: rsvp@debragaines.com www.debragaines.com See our ad on page 59. DMH Fine Art Services PO Box 1530, VH 617-756-7476 E-Mail: dmhannon61@gmail.com www.davidhannonjazz.com Granary Gallery at the Red Barn 636 Old County Road, WT 508-693-0455 E-mail: granary@vineyard.net www.granarygallery.com

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Martha’s Vineyard Art Association Old Sculpin Gallery and Studio School 58 Dock Street, ED 508-627-4881 E-mail: oldsculpin@gmail.com www.oldsculpingallery.org www.marthasvineyardartassociation.org Martha's Vineyard Glassworks 683 State Road, WT 508-693-6026 www.mvglassworks.com Night Heron Gallery 58 Main St., VH 508-696-9500 www.nightherongallery.com Periwinkle Studio 92 Dukes County Ave., OB 508-696-8304 ART INSTRUCTION Featherstone Center for the Arts, Inc. Barnes Road, OB 508-693-1850 E-mail: featherstone@featherstonearts.org www.featherstonearts.org See our ad on page 61. Jazen’s Art Studio PO Box 2638, OB 508-684-8041 E-Mail: jazens@outlook.com www.jazens.com MV Landscape Painting Workshop Up-Island Martha’s Vineyard 617-921-4077 E-Mail: susan.nichter@mac.com www.landscapepaintingcourse.com Paint Corner Art Bar & Painting Parties 617-864-0263 E-mail info@paintcornerartbar.com www.paintcornerartbar.com/vineyard ARTISTS Renee Balter - Artist 4 Gorham Ave., OB 508-696-7643 www.reneebalter.com ART ORGANIZATION Consenses Art 44 Main Street, above Midnight Farm 508-560-0776 E-mail consensesma@gmail.com www.consenses.org Pathways Project Institutes PO Box 437, CH 508-645-9088 E-mail: pathwaysprojectinstitutes@gmail.com www.pathwaysmv.org 60

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Featherstone Center for the Arts, Inc. PO Box 1145, OB 508-693-1850 www.featherstonearts.org See our ad on page 61. CONCERTS - CLASSICAL MV Chamber Music Society PO Box 4189, VH 508-696-8055 E-mail: mvcms@vineyard.net www.mvcms.vineyard.net CONCERT HALLS The Martha’s Vineyard Performing Arts Center Edgartown Road, PO Box 1385, OB 508-693-1033 x 250. This modern, fully equipped 791-seat theater is centrally located, air conditioned, and provides parking. The Tabernacle PO Box 1176, OB 508-693-0525 Erected in 1879 on the grounds of the Martha’s Vineyard Camp Meeting Association, this open air structure hosts a variety of events throughout the months of July and August including concerts, community sings and the annual All Island Art Show. CRAFT GALLERIES Craftworks 149 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-7463 Fax 508-696-3114 www.craftworks.org www.craftworksgallery.com FESTIVALS Martha's Vineyard Film Festival PO Box 592, CH 508-645-9599 Fax: 508-645-9893 E-mail: info@tmvff.org www.tmvff.org MV Sound Fest 2016 www.mvsoundfest.com Vineyard Artisans Festival PO Box 774, OB 508-693-8989 www.vineyardartisans.com MOVIES Capawok Theater Main Street, VH 508-696-9369 www.mvfilmsociety.com Entertainment Cinemas - Edgartown 1 & 2 65 Main Street, ED 508-627-8008 www.entertainmentcinemas.com


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Martha’s Vineyard Film Society Home of M.V. Film Society & M. V. International Film Festival 79 Beach Rd., VH 508-696-9369 E-mail: rich@mvfilmsociety.com www.mvfilmsociety.com Martha’s Vineyard Film Festival Thomas Bena, Executive/Creative Director PO Box 592, CH 508-645-9599 E-mail: thomas@tmvff.org www.tmvff.org The Strand Theater Oak Bluffs Ave, OB 508-696-9369 www.mvfilmsociety.com MUSEUMS Aquinnah Cultural Center Aquinnah Circle, AQ 508-645-7900 E-mail: aquinnahcc@gmail.com www.wampanoagtribe.net/ pages1wampanoag_acc/index See our ad on page 21.

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Cottage Museum 1 Trinity Park (in the Campground) 508-693-0525 See the only Gingerbread Cottage open to the public. It contains period furnishings from the late 1800s as well as vintage photographs and documents relating to the history of the Campground. Martha's Vineyard Museum 59 School St., Corner of School & Cooke Sts., ED 508-627-4441 Fax 508-627-4436 E-mail: info@mvmuseum.org www.mvmuseum.org MV Preservation Trust 99 Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 Alley's General Store, State Rd, WT 508-693-0088 Dr. Daniel Fisher House, Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 Flying Horses Carousel, Oak Bluffs Avenue, OB 508-693-9841 The Grange, State Road, WT 508-627-4440 Old Whaling Church, Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 Vincent House Museum, Main Street, ED 508-627-4440 www.mvpreservation.org

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MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Island Music 58 Main St., VH 508-693-8596 www.mv-islandmusic.com MUSICIANS John Alaimo - Pianist 508-693-5444 E-mail: alaimomusic@gmail.com www.johnalaimomusic.com MV Chamber Music Society 508-696-8055. www.mvcms.vineyard.net The PickPocket Allstar String Band PO Box 549 VH 508-560-1405 E-mail: danaedelman23@gmail.com www.mvwed dingmusic.com NIGHT LIFE Atlantic Fish & Chop House 2 Main St Edg 508-627-7001 The Barn Bowl & Bistro 13 Uncas Ave OB 508-696-9800 Fax 508-338-2139 E-mail info@thebarnmv.com www.thebarnmv.com


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Coop De Ville Restaurant Oak Bluffs Harbor 508-693-3420 www.coopdevillemv.com Fishbones Oak Bluffs Harbor 508-696-8227 www.fishbonesgrille.com See our ad Inside Front Cover. Harborview Hotel 131 N Water St. Edg 508-627-7000 www.harbor-view.com See our ad Inside Back Cover. Island House Bar & Grill 11 Circuit ave OB 508-639-4516 Island Spirit Kayak State Beach OB 508-693-9727 E-mail chick@islandspiritkayak.com www.islandspiritkayak.com Jazen’s Art Studio PO Box 2638 OB 508-648-8041 E-mail jazens@outlook.com www.jazens.com Lampost / The Dive Bar 6 Circuit Ave OB 508-693-4032 Fax 508-693-5051 www.lampostmv.com Lobersterville Bar & Grille 8 Circuit Ave. Extension OB 508-696-0099 E-mail lobstervillebar@gmail.com www.lobstervillemv.com The Loft 9 Oak Bluffs Ave OB 508-696-3000 www.loftob.com Lookout Tavern 8 Seaview Ave. Extension OB 508-696-9844 E-mail lookouttavern@comcast.net www.lookoutmv.com See our ad Inside Front Cover. MV Chowder Company 9 Oak Bluffs Ave OB 508-696-3000 E-mail info@mvchowder.com www.mvchowdercompany.com MV@Nite PO Box 736 OB 508-687-0375 E-mail events@mvatnite.com www.mvatnite.com

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Nancy’s 29 Lake Ave OB 508-693-0006 E-mail info@nancysrestaurant.com www.nancysrestaurant.com Newes From America 23 Kelley St. Edg 508-627-4397 www.kelley-house/dining_newes_from_america See our ad page 31. Ocean View Restaurant 16 Chapman Ave OB 508-693-2207 Fax 508-696-1902 www.oceanviewmv.com See our ad Inside Front Cover. Offshore Ale Company Kennebec Ave (Opposite the Post Office) OB 508-693-2626 www.offshoreale.com continued 2016 -17 Travel Guide

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Paint Corner Art Bar & Painting Parties 617-864-0263 E-mail info@paintcornerartbar.com www.paintcornerartbar.com/vineyard The Ritz MV 4 Circuit Ave OB 713-202-1133 www.theritzmv.com Rockfish 11 North Water St Edg 508-627-9967 Seafood Shanty 31 Dock ST Edg 508-627-8622 E-mail info@theseafoodshanty.com www.theseafoodshanty.com Sharky’s Cantina 31 Circuit Ave OB 508-693-7501, 266 Upper Main Street Edg 508-627-6565 www.sharkyscantina.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS Edward Acker Photography VH, 413-446-8348 E-Mail: edwardacker@earthlink.net www.edwardackerphotographer.com Randi Baird Photographer PO Box 1022, WT 508-696-5335, 508-505-5909 E-Mail: randi@rbaird.com www.rbaird.com Blanchard Photographic Impressions, LLC PO Box 1120, 4 Westminister Court, ED 617-448-3934 E-Mail: blanch601@mac.com www.blanchardphotomv.com Max Bossman 7 Delano Road, VH 617-850-5520 E-Mail: info@maxbossman.com www.maxbossman.com LA Brown Photography PO Box 151, OB 508-627-1977 www.labphoto.com

The Tabernacle PO Box 1176 OB 508-693-0525 www.mvcma.org/history/the-tabernacle

Eli Dagostino Photography PO Box 1658, WT 646-761-6702 E-Mail: info@elidag.com www.elidag.com

The Wharf Pub & Restaurant Lower Main St., Edg 508-627-9966 E-mail wharfpub@gmail.com www.wharfpub.com

Emily Drazen Photography – Portraits, Weddings and Fine Art 917-592-8398 E-mail Emily@edrazenphoto.com www.edrazenphoto.com

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Nicole Friedler Photography ED, 508-274-2399 E-mail: nicole@nicolefriedler.com www.nicolefriedler.com Bob Gothard PO Box 1944, VH 305-439-1383 E-Mail: bobgothard@aol.com www.marthasvineyardarchitectural photographer.com/index.html Louisa Gould Photography & Gallery 54 Main Street, VH 508-693-7373 E-mail: lg@louisagould.com www.louisagould.com Milena Lowe Photography 508-560-6312 E-mail milenalowephotography@gmail.com www.milenalowe.com Peter Simon Photography & Simon Gallery 54 Main Street, VH 508-645-9575 508-693-1701-Gallery E-mail: peter@petersimon.com www.petersimon.com See our ad page 61. Wayne Smith Photography PO Box 634, WT 508-696-7461 E-Mail: wayne@waynesmithphotography.com www.waynesmithphotography.com

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David Welch Photography ED, 508-939-0596 E-mail: davidpatrickwelch@gmail.com www.dwpmv.com See our ad page 62. PICTURE FRAMERS Sharon Custom Framing 43 Chickawaukee St., OB

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RADIO STATIONS WCAI 90.1 FM 508-548-9600 Fax 508-548-5517 Listener Line 508-548-9600 ext. 103 www.capeandislands.org Friends of MVY Radio 88.7 FM PO Box 1148, VH 508-693-5000 Fax 508-693-8211 E-mail: info@mvyradio.com Live Webcast: www.mvyradio.com WYOB 105.5 FM PO Box 1326 OB 508-338-2242 E-mail info@wyob.org www.wyob.org THEATER COMPANIES Island Theatre Workshop PO Box 1893, VH 508-693-5290 E-mail: info@mvinfo.com www.itwmv.org The Vineyard Playhouse Company, Inc. 24 Church Street, PO Box 2452, VH 508-696-6300 E-mail: info@vineyardplayhouse.org www.vineyardplayhouse.org The Yard Creative Theater, with Music & Movement Off Middle Road, CH 508-645-9662 E-mail: admin@dancetheyard.org www.dancetheyard.org

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Boating and Fishing Martha’s Vineyard is best known as a summertime home for celebrities and a tourist destination. However, the real attraction for an increasing number of saltwater fishermen is the opportunity to hook up with all of the Northeast’s premier gamefish on some of the prettiest beaches and water anywhere in the United States.

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BOAT & SAILING CHARTERS A Witch of Endor Sailing Charters Vineyard Haven Harbor, VH 774-521-8395 508-685-1212 E-mail: sailwitchofendor@gmail.com www.sailwitchofendor.com Awesome Sailing...105ft Sloop MV 508-246-7034 E-Mail: nick@mt105.com www.mt105.com The Black Dog Tall Ships Schooners Alabama, Shenandoah, & Chanty Black Dog Wharf, Beach Street Ext, VH 508-693-1699 E-mail: office@theblackdogtallships.com www.blackdogtallships.com Mad Max Sailing Adventures - Catamaran 31 Dock Street, ED 508-627-7500 www.madmaxmarina.com Magic Carpet Island Classic Charters, Inc. - Sailboat Edgartown Harbor, ED 508-645-2889 www.sailmagiccarpet.com

Martha’s Vineyard Sailing Charters 508-361-0484 www.mvsailingcharters.com My Brother Charters 72 Oak Bluffs Harbor, OB 774-836-7465 E-mail: info@mybrothercharters.com www.mybrothercharters.com Plan Sea Adventures Boat Charter Dock St., ED 508-627-2003 E-mail: info@plan-sea.com www.plan-sea.com Sail Ena - Vineyard Sound Sailing Charters PO Box 4124, VH 508-627-0848 E-mail: sailena@earthlink.net www.sailena.com Sail on Ishmael Owen Park Wharf - Town of Tisbury 617-335-8610 E-mail murfmv@gmail.com www.sailonishmael.com Sea Witch Sailing Charters 508-631-6535 E-mail: seawitchsailing@aol.com www.seawitchsailingcharters.com

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BOAT RENTING & LEASING

BOAT SERVICE & REPAIRING

A-1 Martha's Vineyard OceanSports Dockside Marina OB 508-693-8476 E-mail: mhclarke@comcast.net www.mvoceansports.com See our ad on page 69.

Edgartown Marine Boat Services, Inc. 32 Herring Creek Road, ED 508-627-6500 1 Morse Street, ED 508-627-4388 E-mail: info@edgartownmarine.com www.edgartownmarine.com

Book - A - Boat PO Box 634, AQ Coast Guard Road, CH Phone/Fax: 508-645-2400 E-mail: bookaboatmv@aol.com www.bookaboatmv.com

BOAT YARDS & STORAGE FACILITIES

Island Water Sports 100 Lagoon Pond Road, VH Phone/fax: In-season 508-693-7767 Off-season 508-693-5884 E-mail: boatmv@comcast.net www.boatmv.com Wind's Up! 199 Beach Road, VH 508-693-4252 E-mail: pam@windsupmv.com www.windsupmv.com

Martha's Vineyard Shipyard, Inc. 164 Beach Road, VH 508-693-0400 Fax 508-693-4100 45 Dock Street, ED 508-627-6000 E-mail: info@mvshipyard.com www.mvshipyard.com Vineyard Island Marina 100 Lagoon Pond Road 508-693-4174 Fax 508-693-9106 E-mail: info@mvmarina.com www.vineyardislandmarina.com

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FISHING CHARTERS & PARTIES Done Deal Charters VH 508-737-5717 E-mail: capt@donedealcharters.com www.donedealcharters.com See our ad on page 70. Fishsticks Charters Cell 508-951-5288 508-645-2832 E-mail: fishstickcharters@comcast.net www.fishsticksvineyardflyfishing.com see our ad this page. Jean Marie Fishing Charters PO Box 816, ED 508-627-6807 E-mail: johncrocker71@comcast.net www.vineyardcharters.com Party Boat "Skipper" Oak Bluffs Harbor, OB 508-693-1238 www.mvskipper.com see our ad on page 70.

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Coop's Bait & Tackle 147 Edgartown-West Tisbury Road, ED 508-627-3909 E-mail: coopsbaitandtackle@yahoo.com www.coopsbaitandtackle.com Dick's Bait & Tackle New York Avenue, OB 508-693-7669 KAYAKING Island Spirit Kayak: Carolyn "Chick" Dowd PO Box 1666, OB 508-693-9727 Fax 508-693-9727 E-mail: chick@islandspiritkayak.com www.islandspiritkayak.com

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Martha’s Vineyard Eco Adventures 7 Vandrow Lane, VH 508-696-7842 E-mail: info@mvecoadventures.com www.mvecoadventures.com MARINAS Mad Max Marina 31 Dock Street, ED 508-627-7400 www.madmaxmarina.com Tisbury Wharf 144 Beach Road, VH 508-693-9300 North Wharf, Morse Street, ED 508-627-5050 Fax 508-696-8436 www.tisburywharf.com


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luefish, striped Martha’s Vineyard Striped bass, bonito, false Bass & Bluefish Derby. albacore, and SpanThis month-long event, ish mackerel can all be which begins in mid-Sepcaught in-season from tember and ends in mid-Ocbeaches and jetties on the tober, celebrates its 71st Vineyard. In addition, white anniversary in 2016, and marlin, yellowfin tuna, footattracts more than 3,000 ball-sized bluefins, and shark entrants – men, women, are all within boat range. and children annually. If you decide to go fishRich in Vineyard fishing ing with one of the experitradition, more than one enced charter captains (see thousand Islanders join page 69) on the Island, you hundreds of visitors in this Amy Coffey - Courtesy MVSB+BD are almost certain to come tournament. More than just home with a keeper, a fish a a fishing contest, it initiates minimum of 28 inches long. a month when the common If you prefer to fish from language is of wind, tides, shore, a trip to one of the Isand fish. Although the priland’s full-service bait and mary focus is on fishing, tackle shops (see page 69) this tournament has bewill get you all the gear and come a grand and most insider’s advice you need. unique fishing reunion, You’ll find that the propriwhere during the day or etors have a vast information under a canopy of stars, Bob Lane - Courtesy MVSB+BD new friends are made network that lets them pinand old friendships renewed. point where the fish are running throughout the year. Finding a good spot to fish during the derby is The first cool winds and shortening days of Sepnever a problem. Any of the local tackle shops will tember set the stage for the annual fall migration, be happy to help you out. and the Vineyard’s premier tournament: the Annual

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ave you ever milked a cow? Or gathered still-warm eggs from a hen house? Or saw how wool from sheep is spun into yarn? Martha’s Vineyard offers affordable, family-fun, educational activities and opportunities to learn about the production

FARM STANDS Morning Glory Farm 290 West Tisbury Road, ED 508-627-9003 Fax: 508-627-3955 E-mail: morninggloryfarm@verizon.net www.morninggloryfarm.com

of food and agricultural products and the Island’s long and proud farming heritage. Activities include hayrides, corn mazes, pick-your-own operations, farm stands, tours, farm chores, horseback riding and the Agricultural Fair in August.

Native Earth Teaching Farm 94 North Road, CH Phone: 508-645-3304 www.nativeearthteachingfarm.org SHEEP AND WOOL Island Alpaca Company 1 Head of Pond Rd, OB Ph/Fax: 508-693-5554 E-mail: info@islandalpaca.com www.islandalpaca.com See our ad this page.

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TEACHING FARMS AND CAMPS The Farm Institute Katama Farm, 14 Aero Ave., ED Phone: 508-627-7007 Fax: 508-629-0258 E-mail: office@farminstitute.org www.farminstitute.org

SHOP ONLINE!

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Health and Beauty Pampering yourself is part of the Vineyard experience. From yoga to pedicures, a gorgeous hairstyle to a relaxing massage and everything in between, one of these Chamber recommended businesses will help you feel fabulous. Treat yourself you’re on vacation!

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BEAUTY SALONS

COSMETICS

Circuit Style Salon 47 Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-7542 E-Mail: circuitstyle@live.com www.circuitstylesalon.com

Arianna Skin Care 29 Winter St., Nevin Square, ED 508-939-4465 E-Mail: almora@gmail.com www.ariannabeauty.com

Hair By Dana 4 Rosemont Ave, OB 508-693-2998 E-Mail: hairbydana@comcast.net

FITNESS CENTERS

The Hair Studio 13 Union St., VH 508-693-8665 Maggie's Salon & Spa 31 Beach Road, Suite 103a, VH 508-693-CURL E-Mail: maggiessalon@vineyard.net www.maggiessalon.com Panache Salon 5 Cournouyer Rd WT 508-696-8868 E-mail panachesaloninc@gmail.com www.panachesalonmv.com Sea Spa Salon 38 North Water St., ED 508-627-8953 E-Mail: king.salissa@gmail.com www.seaspasalonmv.com .

CrossFit Martha’s Vineyard 114 Cook Rd Behind Vineyard Grocer on State Rd., VH 518-727-9827 E-Mail: crossfitmv@gmail.com www.crossfitmarthasvineyard.com HEALTH & WELLNESS Island Spine Center 5 Upper Douglas Lane, VH 508-684-8457 E-Mail: islandspinecenter@gmail.com www.facebook.com/IslandSpineCenter Jin Shin Jyutsu of Martha's Vineyard LLC 15 Church Street Landing, VH 508-686-6867 E-Mail: jsjvineyard@aol.com continued

MASSAGE • COUPLES MASSAGE • FACIAL • BODY TREATMENT • NAILS

508.693.2200 X105 Located in Vineyard Haven at the Mansion House Hotel spa@mvmansionhouse.com

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MASSAGE Betsy's Hands Reflexology 113 leonard Circle, VH 508-696-6060 774-563-0036 E-Mail: betsyshands@gmail.com www.betsyshands.com

HEALTH CLUBS B Strong 29 Kennebec Ave, OB 508-693-5997 E-Mail: b-strongmv@comcast.net www.b-strong.com Mansion House Health Club, Spa & Pool 9 Main St., VH 508-693-2200 Fax: 508-693-4095 E-Mail: info@mvmansionhouse.com www.mvmansionhouse.com YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Inc. 111R Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Road, VH 508-696-7171 Fax: 508-696-6806 www.ymcamv.org See our ad this page. HOLISTIC PRACTITIONERS

Bodysense Pamela Danz, BA, LMT & Colleagues Island Farms, 20 Old Coach Road, WT 508-693-4411 Cell: 508-981-1999 E-Mail: bodysensemv@comcast.net www.bodysensemv.com See our ad on page 77 Center for Therapeutic Massage 76 Main St., VH 508-693-8020 E-Mail: mvmassage@gmail.com www.mvmassage.com Eclipse Massage Therapy PO Box 978, WT 617-935-6499 E-mail: eclipsemassagetherapy@gmail.com www.eclipsemv.com

Martha's Vineyard Holistic Retreat 209 Franklin Street, VH 888-667- 6168 E-Mail: droni@mvholisticretreat.com www.mvholisticretreat.com

Kim Hilliard, LMT Therapeutic Massage VH 508-693-4430 E-Mail: Kim@marthasvineyardmassage.com www.marthasvineyardmassage.com

Reindeer Bridge Holistic Health – Kristin Henriksen, HHP 11a Spring Street 508-693-2505 www.reindeerbridge@gmail.com



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PHARMACIES Conroy Apothecary 82 Pennacook Ave., OB 508-696-0700 459 State Road, WT 508-693-7070 Fax: 508-693-7071 Leslie's Drug Store 65 Main St., VH 508-693-1010 Fax: 508-693-6229 Vineyard Scripts 117 Beach Road, VH 508-693-7979 www.vineyardscripts.com

The Spa @ The Mansion House 9 Main St., VH 508-693-2200 ext 105 800-332-4112 E-Mail: spa@mvmansionhouse.com www.mvmansionhouse.com/ marthas-vineyard-spa See our ad page 75. Miss Mary Cosmetics & Day Spa 20 Surveyors Lane, Suite #103, VH 508-536-1505 E-Mail: info@missmarycosmetics.com www.missmarycosmetics.com YOGA

SPA SERVICES Aesthetics by Virginia Elizabeth House calls available 617-797-7254 E-mail: virginia@virginaelizabeth.com www.virginiaelizabeth.com Center for Cosmetic Enhancement 17 Winter Street, Nevin Square (Upper Level) 508-627-0352 E-mail info@enhancemv.com www.enhancemv.com Healing Hands Massage & Body Work 781-425-5464 E-mail info@healinghandsmv.com www.healinghandsmv.com Hollywood Nails 13 Union Street #2, VH 508-696-6197 40 Circuit Ave, OB 508-338-2482

The Chrysalis Company – Jennie Shinn, M.Div., LMT Rock Pond Road 508-560-6516 E-mail jennieisbell@gmail.com www.thechrysaliscompany.com

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hile Martha’s Vineyard may be famous as a destination for play, it’s also the perfect place to host a business meeting or corporate retreat. The Vineyard combines easy access and world-class accommodations with the seclusion and quiet that only an island can offer. Martha’s Vineyard is accessible throughout the year by air and by sea. The Island is home to two airports - one for private planes, the other serviced Charlie Utz by Cape Air year-round, and by JetBlue, Delta and U.S. Airways during the summer season. Direct flights are available from Boston, Cape Cod, New York and Washington, D.C. Ferries set sail to the Island from Falmouth, Hyannis, Nantucket, New Bedford and Woods Hole Massachusetts as well as Quonset Point, Rhode Island and New York City. The

Woods Hole ferry also carries cars with advance reservations. With 85 hotels, inns and B&Bs, accommodaNicole Friedler tions for groups of any size are available with a range of amenities and rates. Meeting rooms are available with high-tech A/V equipment, full catering and concierge service. Group activities on the Island are plentiful. Explore more than 30 miles of paved bike trails, take a tour of a historic lighthouse, take a sail on one of the tall ships available for charter, or relax with a round of golf. Families can enjoy a variety of local attractions including one-of-a-kind shopping, original artwork and handcrafts, natural beauty and fun for the kids. Whatever your goals, Martha’s Vineyard will provide your colleagues with an experience they’ll never forget. 2016 -17 Travel Guide

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Martha’sVineyard Real Estate Sales & Rentals Whether you dream of vacationing on Martha’s Vineyard, or making the Island your new home, there’s a wide variety of real estate services available and ready to assist you in locating just the right property.

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PROPERTY MANAGEMENT

Stearns Property Management, LLC PO Box 2739, ED 508-524-7350 E-mail: alison@stearnsmv.com www.stearnsmv.com

Real Estate Guide for Martha's Vineyard 107 Beach Road, #105, VH 508-693-2367 Fax: 508-693-0068 E-mail: realestateguide@earthlink.net www.realestateguidemv.com

Martha’s Vineyard Appraisals 47 Bold Meadow Rd. Edg 508-627-5121 E-mail mvappraisal@comcast.net Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Appraisals 31 N Summer Street, ED 508-627-4737 Fax: 508-627-3978 E-mail: mvre@comcast.net www.mvreappraisal.com REAL ESTATE BUYER BROKERS Martha's Vineyard Buyer Agents 256 Edgartown-V H Road, PO Box 1661 ED 508-627-5177 Fax: 508-627-7004 E-mail: buymv@mvbuyeragents.com www.mvbuyeragents.com

Stoney Hill Realty PO Box 214, WT 508-696-8076 Fax: 508-696-1898 E-mail: dalej@vineyard.net www.stoneyhillrealtymv.com

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REAL ESTATE PUBLICATIONS

REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

SplitRock Real Estate, LLC ~ Exclusive Buyer Agency 9 Windy Way, PO Box 1690, WT 508-696-9009 Fax: 508-696-4806 E-mail: Buyersonly@SplitRockre.com www.SplitRockRE.com

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Vineyard Open House Real Estate PO Box 821 - 10 Union Street, VH David Lott: 203-270-9357 Kristin Zern: 914-439-2047 Fax: 866-424-5225 E-Mail: dlott@vineyardopenhouse.com www.vineyardopenhouse.com

O’Brien Property Management, Inc. PO Box 2485, VH 508-696-9883

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REAL ESTATE RENTALS / VACATION RENTALS Coldwell Banker Landmarks Rentals 15 Church St., PO Box 817, VH 508-693-6866 Fax: 508-693-9716 E-mail: info@mvlandmarks.com www.mvlandmarks.com Fair Isle Studio Apartment 508-627-9750 E-mail: pattideanproperties@comcast.net Island Home Realty 97B Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-9100 E-mail: jojo@marthasrealestate.com www.marthasrealestate.com Martha’s Vineyard Seacoast PropertiesVacation Rentals, Linda Bassett Real Estate 261 Upper Main Street, PO Box 2222 ED 508-627-9201 E-mail: sales@mvseacoast.com www.mvseacoast.com Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales Inc 107 Beach Road, VH 508-693-7711 E-mail: info@mvvacationrentals.com www.mvvacationrentals.com

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Ocean Park Realty - Rentals 69 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-3037 Fax: 508-696-5418 E-mail: oprentals@vineyard.net www.oceanparkrentals.com Sandcastle Realty 256 Edgartown Road, ED 508-627-5665 Fax: 508-627-8499 E-mail: rent@sandcastlemv.com www.sandcastlemv.com Sandpiper Rentals Inc 62 Winter Street, ED 508-627-6070 Fax: 774-549-9437 E-mail: rent@sandpiperrental.com www.sandpiperrental.com Vacasa PO Box 1699 VH 508-298-3386 E-mail info@vacasa.com www.vacasa.com/usa/Massachusetts/MarthasVineyard WeneedaVacation.com 774-323-3911 E-mail: info@weneedavacation.com www.weneedavacation.com/Marthas-Vineyard/Va cation-Rentals/ REAL ESTATE SALES Breakwater-Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Martha’s Vineyard: 508-292-0314 Fax: 508-629-0057 E-Mail: kerry@breakwatermv.com www.breakwatermv.com Carroll & Vincent Real Estate 37 Main Street, ED 508-627-4080 Fax: 508-627-7407 E-mail: candv1@comcast.net www.carrollandvincent.com Coldwell Banker Landmarks Real Estate 15 Church Street, PO Box 817, VH 508-693-6866 Fax: 508-693-9716 E-mail: sales@mvlandmarks.com www.mvlandmarks.com Conroy & Company Real Estate 6 State Road, CH 508-645-3533 Fax: 508-645-2485 E-mail: conroy@conroymv.com www.conroymv.com Feiner Real Estate 80 Beach Plum Lane, MN 508-645-2658 Fax: 508-645-3588 E-mail:feinerrealestate@mvre.com www.mvre.com

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Flanders Up-Island Real Estate State Road, CH 508-645-2632 Fax: 508-645-3346 E-mail: flandersre@flandersrealestate.net www.flandersrealestate.net Harborside Realty of Martha’s Vineyard Inc 256 Edgartown-V Haven Road, ED 508-627-3721 Fax: 508-627-4345 E-mail: info@harborsiderealtymv.com www.harborsiderealtymv.com Homes on Martha’s Vineyard PO Box 74, Post Office Sq., ED 508-645-6210 Fax: 508-637-3337 E-mail: info@homesonmv.com www.homesonmarthasvineyard.com The Island Group PO Box 1263, ED 508-627-9907 Fax: 508-627-7496 E-Mail: islegrp@comcast.net www.theislandgroup.com Island Real Estate 107 Beach Road, VH 508-693-4800 Fax: 508-693-7540 Toll Free: 800-287-4801 E-mail: islandre@vineyard.net www.islandrealestatemv.com Kelleher Real Estate Services PO Box 801, WT 508-693-8000 Fax: 508-696-7889 Toll Free: 888-693-8001 E-mail: kre@vineyard.net www.vineyardsalesandrentals.com Kendall & Kendall Real Estate 33 Pilot Hill Lane, VH 508-693-0829 Fax: 508-693-6701 E-mail: kendall@vineyard.net www.kendallmarthasvineyard.com LandVest MV 19 South Summer St., ED 508-627-3757 E-mail: info@mvlandvest.com www.mvlandvest.com Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate 31 N Summer Street, 2nd Floor, ED 508-627-7890 Fax: 508-627-4976 E-mail: staff@mvyre.com www.mvyre.com See our ad page 81. M.V. Sales and Rentals 508-423-1443 Fax: 508-693-5554 E-Mail: barbararonchetti@verizon.net www.mvsalesandrentals.com Martha’s Vineyard Seacoast Properties, 261 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-9201 Fax: 508-627-4140 E-mail: sales@mvseacoast.com www.mvseacoast.com See our ad on page 83.


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Mary Jo Goodrich Island Properties 126 Dunham Avenue, VH 508-783-6310 E-mail: maryjo15@verizon.net www.maryjogoodrich.com MVY Broker - Suzanne Lanzone & Daughters, LLC PO Box 363, ED 508-627-0702 E-mail: info@mvybroker.com www.mvybroker.com Ocean Park Realty Inc 69 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-4210 Fax: 508-693-8992 E-mail: info@oceanparkmv.com www.oceanparkmv.com Karen M Overtoom Real Estate Scotchman's Bridge Lane, WT 508-693-7832 Fax: 508-693-5751 E-mail: sales@overtoommv.com www.overtoommv.com Point B Realty, LLC 15 Winter St., Nevin Square, ED 508-627-4567 Fax: 508-627-4567 E-mail: info@pointbrealty.com www.pointbrealty.com RE/MAX on Island 79 Beach Road, Suite 23B, VH 508-696-3704 Fax: 508-858-5326 www.remax-onisland.com Sandpiper Realty Inc 60 Winter Street, ED 508-627-3737 Fax: 508-627-7014 E-mail: re@sandpiperrealty.com www.sandpiperrealty.com Susie Wallo Vacation Rentals/LAER Realty Partners 19 Circuit Ave 508-776-6050 Fax 866-416-7345 E-mail Susie.wallo@laerrealty.com www.susiewallo.com Tea Lane Associates Beetlebung Corner CH 508-645-2628 Fax: 508-645-3656 504 State Road, WT 508-696-9999 Fax: 508-696-9929 E-mail: office@tealaneassociates.com www.tealaneassociates.com Up Island Realty 47 Codding Lane, PO Box 203, VH 508-693-3670 E-mail: mvupisland@verizon.net www.mvupisland.com Viewpoints; Bobbi Flake Reed, Inc. 71 Main Street, VH 508-693-0222 Fax: 508-693-5888 E-mail: bobbi@viewpointsmv.com www.viewpointsmv.com

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Recreation Recreational activities abound on Martha’s Vineyard regardless of the season. Whether it’s surfcasting for striped bass off the south shore, sailing the tranquil waters of the Vineyard Sound, swimming in the Atlantic Ocean, touring the Island, biking along miles of scenic bike paths, or even ice skating, you will find facilities for all of your favorite activities.

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ARBORETUMS The Polly Hill Arboretum 809 State Road, WT, Visitors' Center 508-693-9426 www.pollyhillarboretum.org ARCADES AND GAME ROOMS The LOFT 9 Oak Bluffs Ave 508-696-3000 www.loftob.com Ryan Family Amusements 19 Circuit Ave 508-687-9179 www.ryanfamily.com BASEBALL Martha’s Vineyard Baseball Group LLC, OB, 508-687-9705 www.mvsharks.com

The FARM Institute Katama Farm, 14 Aero Avenue, PO Box 1868, ED 508-627-7007 Fax 508-629-0258 E-mail: chrissy@farminstitute.org www.farminstitute.org

BOWLING The Barn Bowl & Bistro 13 Uncas Ave, OB 508-696-9800 E-mail: info@thebarnmv.com www.thebarnmv.com

CAROUSELS Flying Horses Carousel Oak Bluffs Avenue, OB 508-693-9481 www.mvpreservation.org

CAMPS - DAY Camp Jabberwocky (Martha’s Vineyard Cerebral Palsy Camp) PO Box 1357, VH 508-693-2339 E-Mail: info@campjabberwocky.org www.campjabberwocky.org

DANCE STUDIO Spindrift Studios 258 Edgartown Vineyard Haven Rd 508-939-1157 E-mail: spindriftdancemv@gmail.com www.spindriftmv.com

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GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC & PRIVATE Mink Meadows Golf Course Golf Club Road, off Franklin Street, VH 508-693-0600 www.minkmeadows.com

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GOLF COURSES - MINIATURE Island Cove Mini Golf and Climbing Wall State Road, VH (across from Cronig's Market) 508-693-2611 www.islandcoveadventures.com HIKING & BIRDING Felix Neck Sanctuary www.massaudubon.org/Nature_Connection/ Sanctuaries/Felix_Neck/index.php 508-627-4850 Fax: 508-627-6052 E-mail: felixneck@massaudubon.org See our ad this page. Martha’s Vineyard Land Bank www.mvlandbank.com 508-627-7141 A trail map of all the Land Bank properties is available at the Land Bank office and at the Chamber of Commerce. The Trustees of Reservations 860 State Rd., PO Box 2106, VH 508-693-7662 Fax: 508-693-7717 E-mail: islands@ttor.org www.thetrustees.org See our ad page 87.

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NEWSPAPERS Martha’s Vineyard Times 30 Beach Rd., VH 508-693-6100 www.mvtimes.com Vineyard Gazette 34 South Summer St., ED www.vineyardgazette.com

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SKATE PARKS Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vineyard Skate Park PO Box 1297, VH 508-693-6888 www.mvskatepark.org STAND UP PADDLE BOARDING - SUP Aloha Paddle MV PO Box 465, 3 Sandcastle Lane, CH 808-640-6935 E-Mail: nicole@alohapaddlemv.com www.alohapaddlemv.com TENNIS Vineyard Youth Tennis 618 Barnes Rd, OB 508-693-7762

Public Town Tennis Courts ED: Robinson Road OB: Niantic Avenue, Island Inn; Beach Road VH: Church Street, Lake Street WT: Old County Road Reservations recommended on-site sign-up may be available. WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Off Edgartown-VH Rd., 100 Felix Neck Drive, ED 508-627-4850 Fax 508-627-6052 E-mail: felixneck@massaudubon.org www.massaudubon.org/felixneck See our ad on page 86.

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Kayak Tours | Kayak & Paddleboard Rentals | Explore The Shore | Lighthouse Tours Family activities & educational programs for all ages!

For more information please call 508.693.7662 860 State Road, Vineyard Haven, MA thetrustees.org

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hen you select Martha’s Vineyard as the destination, you can feel confident that the wedding of your dreams can come true! Substantial or intimate, formal or barefoot on the beach, in a church, by a lighthouse or under a shear white tent, plentiful options are available for every couple! Wedding magic is often in the details. On the Vineyard, you can rest assured that the planners, caterers, photographers, musicians, hoteliers, officiants and more will deliver the perfect experience for you and your guests. Not only will the happy couple and their guests enjoy the natural

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beauty of the Vineyard, but the Island also offers a vibrant arts and culture scene, one of a kind boutique shopping, every water activity imaginable, biking, hiking, birding and good, old-fashioned fun! And we haven’t even mentioned the world class dining, specializing in local produce, dairy and the freshest, mouthwatering offerings from the land and sea! Why do magical moments abound here? Because your idea of romance is a natural backdrop of stunning beauty, exquisitely fresh, local cuisine, beachychic accommodations and the sounds of the surf. Choose Martha’s Vineyard: distinctive, one of a kind, romantic – just like you! 2016 -17 Travel Guide

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FLOWERS - WEDDING Color Your World 24 Great Plains Rd, WT 508-687-9469 E-mail: Coloryourworld13@gmail.com

Amore Marriage Ceremonies, Elaine Allen, Rev. PO Box 2344, VH 508-693-3210 Fax: 508-693-3210 E-mail: anjelique7@yahoo.com

Cottage Garden ED 508-627-3528 E-mail: cottage@vineyard.net www.cottagegarden.vineyard.net

Deborah deBettencourt Ratcliff, Justice of the Peace 15 deBettencourt Place, OB 508-693-5112 Fax: 508-627-5124 E-mail:ratcliffmv@gmail.com

Donaroma’s Florist Greenhouse Nursery & Landscaping Services ED 508-627-3036 Fax: 508-627-7855 E-mail: kate@donaromas.com www.donaromas.com Island Ambiance At Studio Shop 99 Dukes Co. Ave, OB 774-563-0824 www.island-ambiance.com Morrice Florist, Inc. 149 State Road, VH 508-693-0392 E-mail: morriceflorist@verizon.net www.morriceflorist.com Nochi 29 Main St, VH 508-693-9074 www.nocimv.com MARRIAGE OFFICIANTS John S. Alley, Justice of the Peace State Road, WT 508-693-2950 E-mail: alleys@vineyard.net

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First Congregational Church of West Tisbury Rev. Cathlin Baker PO Box 3000, PMB 3111 State Road WT 508-693-2842 Fax: 508-693-8671 E-mail: wtiscong@comcast.net www.wtcongregationalchurch.org Laura B. Johnston, Justice of the Peace 5 Troy St., OB 508-693-8170 E-mail: clerkgirl@verizon.net My Vineyard Elopement & Weddings 455 State Road #185, VH 508-693-1706 E-Mail: jackie@myvineyardconcierge.com ww.myvineyardelopement.com James S. Pringle, Justice of the Peace 125 Clover Hill Drive VH 508-693-3224 E-mail: pringlemv@gmail.com


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WEDDING CONSULTANTS B.Edelin Events Planning Inc. PO Box 1541, 115 Pondview Drive, OB 617-480-7828 Fax: 508-693-0080 E-mail: bedelin@aol.com www.bedelinevents.com Joanna Fairchild Weddings & Events PO Box 4346, VH 617-413-8681 E-mail: joanna@fairchildpr.com WeddingsMV.com PO Box 4500, VH 713-825-5190 E-mail: info@weddingsmv.com weddingsmv.com Weddings on the Vineyard Lynn Buckmaster-Irwin PO Box 839, WT 508-696-7658 E-mail: weddings@vineyard.net www.vineyardweddings.com With Grace-Wedding & Event Consultation & Coordination 508-566-9604 www.withgracemv.com

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WEDDING FACILITIES Sailing Camp Park 177 Barnes Road, OB 508-693-6777 E-mail: sailingcamp@oakbluffsma.gov www.oakbluffsma.gov/ index.cfm/page/SailingCamp-Park/pid/10307 Tashmoo Spring Building 400 West Spring St, VH 508-693-3187 E-mail: springbuildingmv@tisburyma.gov WEDDING INVITATIONS Marthaâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;s Vineyard Calligraphy PO Box 1531, VH 508-693-1798 E-mail:marthasvineyardcalligraphy@gmail.com www.marthasvineyardcalligraphy.blogspot.com WEDDING PLANNERS KG Events & Designs PO Box 3323, OB 508-642-0975 E-mail: kgeventsdesign@gmail.com www.kgeventsdesign.com My Vineyard Concierge & Weddings 455 State Rd #185, VH 508-693-1706 www.myvineyardconcierge.com

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The Gay Head Lighthouse

he five lighthouses on the Island of Martha’s Vineyard represent the most diverse group in a small, contained area in the country, according to lighthouse enthusiasts. All of the lighthouses are on the north side of the Island: they look out over Vineyard Sound and Nantucket Sound, and over the entrance to Edgartown Harbor and Cape Poge. The West Chop Lighthouse was the Island’s last manned light. The lighthouse was built in 1817, and in 1838 the wooden building was replaced by the present brick structure. It was moved back from the edge of the 60-foot-high bluff in 1848 and again in 1891. Today, the small caretaker’s cottage at its foot is occupied by Coast Guard personnel. The East Chop Lighthouse in Oak Bluffs stands on the site of one of the first telegraph signals, set up in 1828. Signals from Nantucket were received here and relayed on to Woods Hole, Bournedale, South Plymouth, Duxbury, Marshfield, and Dorchester Heights.

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A series of raised and lowered arms and flags conveyed news about cargos of ships arriving at Nantucket. In the mid-1800s, Captain Silas Daggett built a privately owned lighthouse on East Chop. It was funded by local merchants who sailed in the area and by some of the ships passing through. Many, however, refused to pay a fee after they arrived safely in port and this lasted only six years. In 1875, the U.S. government bought the lighthouse and the present cast-iron structure was built on the cliff 79 feet above the sea. Until 1988, when it was painted white, the East Chop Light was fondly called the Chocolate Lighthouse, for its brown-red color. The original Edgartown Lighthouse was built in 1828, on a small man-made island in the Edgartown harbor. An Act of Congress allocated money to build it 1⁄4 mile from shore. Later, $5,500 was appropriated to complete the project and Seth Vin-

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cent was paid $80 for a right of way to the tower. For the first year, the only way to get to the light was by boat, but another $2,500 was allocated to build a foot bridge. The first structure was replaced in 1938 by one that was rafted to the Vineyard from Ipswich. Although the new light was placed on the original site, sand had filled in the area between the island and the shoreline, and the current Edgartown Lighthouse stands on shore. The Gay Head Lighthouse has always been perilously close to the ever-eroding cliffs. The red brick light was built in 1844 to replace a wooden tower authorized by President John Quincy Adams. In 1856, the marvelous Fresnel lens with its 1,009 prisms was installed, after having been proudly exhibited at the World’s Fair in Paris. It is now preserved at the Martha’s Vineyard Museum, and is lighted every evening after dark. The Cape Poge Lighthouse is by far the Island’s most remote, built in 1801 when an act of Congress appropriated $2,000 for it. The original lighthouse was made of wood and had a small caretaker’s cottage. By 1838, the building was destroyed by the ravaging sea and rebuilt farther inland. It lasted only 50 years before the


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sea again claimed it and it was rebuilt, with a change from reflector lamps to red and white revolving prisms. The sea would not be denied, and reclaimed the lighthouse in 1892. It was rebuilt as a 33-foot-tall tower that lasted only another 35 years. The present white wooden structure was built in 1922, and is 55 feet high with a light visible for a distance of 12 miles. In 1985 it gained the distinction of being the first entire lighthouse to be moved by helicopter; in 1997 the lantern was again moved by helicopter for repairs. The lighthouse’s present site is 300 feet from the ever-hungry sea. The Trustees of Reservations (508627-3599) offer tours of the Cape Poge Lighthouse. The Gay Head, East Chop, and Edgartown Lighthouses are maintained by the Martha’s Vineyard Museum (508-627-4441) under a 30-year lease with the United States Coast Guard. The Gay Head and East Chop Lighthouses are open for sunset tours from late June through mid-September, from 1 1⁄2 hours before sunset to 1⁄2 hour after. The Edgartown lighthouse opened to the public in 2008 and is open daily. The lighthouses are available for wedding ceremonies and other special events; call the Martha’s Vineyard Museum at 508-627-4441. Tax-deductible donations to help save the lights may be designated as “lighthouse donations” and mailed to The Martha’s Vineyard Museum, PO Box 1310, Edgartown, MA 02539.

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In May 2015 workers successfully moved the Gay Head lighthouse 129 feet away from the eroding cliffs, buying at least 150 years before erosion may require another move inland. The 400-ton tower survived the move without a single crack. For more information and to see a fascinating video of the move, click on: gayheadlight.org

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Martha’s Vineyard History Martha’s Vineyard’s history was formed by native Wampanoag, immigrants from England and the Cape Verde islands, people of color, farmers, fishermen, blacksmiths, and merchants. Learn their stories and you will come to know the Island.

In this c. 1930s picture, Erford Burt makes use of his able boat building talents . Photo courtesy Henry O. Burt.

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It was a long trip in 1910 from Oak Bluffs to the Gay Head Lighthouse, but it was always a favorite summer excursion for Marion Cargill and her father, Walter John Cargill. Courtesy JoAnn Cargill Ewing.

he earth here tells the story erased elsewhere in New England. The famous Aquinnah Cliffs lay bare to geologists the history of the past hundred million years. Traveling the South Road to Aquinnah, one goes over low hills and valleys cut by streams that ran off melting glaciers at the end of the Ice Age. The first humans probably came here before the Vineyard was an island. It is thought that they arrived after the ice was gone, but before the melting glaciers in the north raised the sea level enough to separate Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket from the mainland. Native American camps that carbon-date to 2270 B.C. have been uncovered on the Island. The Wampanoag people have lived for thousands of years on the island of Martha’s Vineyard. “Wampanoag” means “People of the First Light.” Before Europeans renamed the island Martha’s Vineyard, it was called Noepe by the Wampanoag which means “land amid the waters.” Many Aquinnah Wampanoag still live on aboriginal lands on the southwestern end of the Island, a 3,400-acre peninsula called Aquinnah. At present, there are over 900 members

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listed on the Tribal rolls. Of these, approximately 300 reside on the island of Martha’s Vineyard; approximately 150 live in the town of Aquinnah. Legend surrounds the much later arrival of the first white men. Some believe Norsemen were here about 1000 A.D. In 1524, Verrazzano sailed past and named the island Louisa. Other explorers gave different names, but the one that stuck was given in 1602 by Bartholomew Gosnold, who named it for the wild grapes and for his eldest daughter. Within 40 years of Gosnold’s visit, all of New England was being claimed and divided up by Europeans. Thomas Mayhew, a Bay Colony businessman, bought Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and the Elizabeth Islands for 40 pounds. In 1642, the first white settlement on the Vineyard was established at Great Harbour, now Edgartown, under the leadership of Thomas Mayhew, Jr. The ordained pastor of his flock, this young man, by example and precept, instituted a policy of respect and fair dealing with the natives that was unequaled anywhere. One of the first Mayhew rulings was that no land be taken from the continued

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The swordfish fleet at home in Menemsha Basin in the 1940s. Photo courtesy Everett H. Poole.

Wampanoags without consent and fair payment. she regained freedom upon his death in 1779. From this time on, the colonial settlers and The abolition of slavery in 1783 and the egalithe Wampanoags lived without the terror and tarian nature of the whaling industry have made bloodshed that marked other areas in AmeriMartha’s Vineyard a nurturing place where all can history. Within a few years, a congregation people have owned land and successfully built of “Praying Indians” strong, supportive, and was established at closely-knit communities. what is still known as This colonial period was Christiantown. marked by prosperity as The Island also well as peace. The sea proacted as a safe haven vided fish for both export for people of African deand Island use, and the scent. One of the earliWampanoags taught the est mentions of African settlers to capture whales home ownership on-Isand tow them ashore to land was in the 1763 boil out the oil. Farms were will of a Wampanoag productive as well; in 1720, man named Elisha butter and cheese were A traffic jam at the foot of Circuit Avenue Amos. The will, 1/272 being exported by the on a summer's day about 1900. Dukes County Probate, shipload. Courtesy of the Vineyard Gazette. provides that his The American Revolu“beloved wife Rebecca” receive livestock and tion, however, brought hardships to the Vinehis house for as long as she lived. Rebecca yard. Despite the Island’s declared neutrality, Amos was an enslaved woman originally from the people rallied to the Patriot cause and Guinea, West Africa, who survived the cruel jourformed companies to defend their homeland. ney of the Middle Atlantic Passage. The deWith their long heritage of following the sea, scribed house was located about five miles Vineyarders served effectively in various marfrom the farm of her enslaver, Colonel Cornelius itime operations. Vineyarders, of course, knew that they could Bassett, in Chilmark, where she co-resided until 98

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Twin Cottages were built on Wendall Avenue in the Oak Bluffs Highlands in the 1880s by a sea captain so each of his two daughters could have her own summer home. A. J. French Photo - courtesy Philip Chapman.

do little to resist a British invasion of the Island, held a camp meeting in an oak grove high on and their worst fears were confirmed on Septemthe bluffs at the northern end of the town. The ber 10, 1778, when a British fleet of 40 ships worshippers and their preachers lived in nine sailed into Vineyard Haven harbor. Within a few improvised tents and the speaker’s platform days, the British raiders had burned many Island was made of driftwood. The camp meeting bevessels and removed more than 10,000 sheep came a yearly affair and one of rapidly growing and 300 cattle from the Vineyard. The raid was popularity. Many found the sea bathing and the an economic lovely surroundings as blow that afuplifting as the call to fected Island life repent. The Methodist for more than a Campground meetgeneration. ings were the cataThe whaling lysts that transformed industry did not the Island from a simmake a real reple farming commucovery until the nity into an early 1820s, internationally known when many of seaside resort. The Gloucester fishing schooner May and June was the mariners Many who came blown onto the Lobsterville shore in a storm in the built their beautifor a week or two 1930s and fish were everywhere. ful homes in eventually rented Photo courtesy Peter McCormick. Edgartown. The houses and later beCivil War brought the end to the Golden Age of came property owners – a pattern that still ocWhaling. Ships on the high seas were captured curs today. Summer visitors become seasonal by the Confederate navy, while others were botor, as in the case of many writers and artists, tled up in the harbors. Either way, it meant finanyear-round residents. These people, along with cial ruin for the ship owners and the Island. the many who retire to the Vineyard, bring the A new industry was “God-sent” in a very litworld to the Island much as the far-traveled captains did in the great days of whaling. eral way. In 1835, the Edgartown Methodists 2016-17 Travel Guide

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A-1 Martha’s Vineyard Ocean Sports ......69 Adam Cab ............................................16 Anderson’s Bike Rentals ........................17 Aquinnah Cultural Center ......................21 Arend’s Beachfront Inn ..........................39 Arts Martha’s Vineyard ..........................59 Bluefish Taxi..........................................17 Bodysense ............................................77 Cape Air................................................13 CB Stark Jewelers..................................51 Done Deal Charters ..............................70 Driftwood Jewelers ................................42 Edgartown Commons ............................28 Featherstone Center for the Arts ............61 Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary ..................86 Fishbones ......................Inside front Cover Fishsticks Charters................................69 Harbor View Hotel............Inside Back Cover Hy-Line Cruises ......................................8 Island Alpaca Company ..........................73 Island Fresh Pizza ..................................49 Island Inn..............................................38 Island Queen ............................Back Cover Kelley House ........................................29 100

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