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THE ISLAND OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Martha’sVineyard THE ISLAND OF

A PUBLICATION OF THE MARTHA’S VINEYARD CHAMBER OF COMMERCE

WWW.MVY.COM

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Welcome to

Martha’sVineyard The Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce is Delighted to Welcome You to the Beautiful Island of Martha’s Vineyard!

ith miles of unfettered coastline, a dynamic arts, theater, culture and music scene, rich Native American and maritime heritage, international diversity, the freshest locally grown and caught cuisine, and accommodations for every budget, Martha’s Vineyard is just about the most perfect place to enjoy! Whether you’re looking for a family vacation, a weekend getaway, an idyllic wedding destination or a unique corporate experience, you’ll find everything here to make your experience fabulous! This Guide will introduce you to accommodations, dining, attractions, and more to help plan your stay. Our six distinctive towns

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Please visit our website: MVY.com, and on Facebook at Facebook.com/VisitMV. Thanks to our partners at the Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism for their on-going support of this Guide.

are accessible via public transportation, bike trails crisscross the Island, and cars are welcome on most roads. Additional information, including an always current Calendar of Events, is available at www.MVY.com. If this is your first Vineyard experience, you’ll be surprised, not only by the natural beautify and open spaces of the Island, but at the how quickly you’ll acclimate to “Vineyard time” – reminiscent of a more relaxed time and space. Let us know how we can help make your Vineyard time the perfect time. And if you’re a returning visitor,

welcome home! Nancy Gardella - EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

Please visit MASSVACATION.com to plan your visit to Massachusetts, and like on Facebook at Facebook.com/VisitMassachusetts.

MARTHA’S VINEYARD Chamber of Commerce

Publisher: Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc.

Cover Photo by David Welch • Design & Production by CreativeWorks

© 2013 Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce, Inc. / PO Box 1698, 24 Beach Street, Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 508-693-0085 800-505-4815 www.mvy.com

Funded, in part, by The Massachusetts Office of Travel and Tourism

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Table of Contents

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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. . . 8 Air Charter Service, Ground Transportation From Off-Island Airports and Harbor Facilities . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . 8

Getting Around the Island

Buses, Car Rentals, Bicycle Rentals, Consierge Services, Moped Rentals & Taxis . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .14 Tours . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .17

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

Farms . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .72-73 Health & Beauty . . . . . . . . . .74-79 Beauty Salons, Cosmetics, Health & Fitness, Health Clubs, Health Practioners, Massage, Pharmacies, Spas and Yoga

Island Map . . . . . . . . . . . .insert page 16 Meetings & Events . . . . . . . .80-81 Beaches . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .back of map Real Estate . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .82-85 Biking . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .back of map Vacation Rentals/Real Estate Rentals, Real Estate Appraisers, Land Planners, Appraisers & Consultants, Real Estate The Towns – Where to Stay & Where to Eat

Aquinnah . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .18-21 Chilmark . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .22-25 Edgartown . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .26-33 Oak Bluffs . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .34-45 Vineyard Haven . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .46-53 West Tisbury . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .54-57 . . . . . . . . . . . . . .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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Buyer Brokers, Real Estate Publications, Real Estate Sales, Real Estate - Radio, Real Estate Schools

Recreation . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .86-89 From Amusements to Zoos

Shopping . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .90-93 Weddings . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .94-97 Lighthouses . . . . . . . . . . . . . . . .98-99 Vineyard History . . . . . . .100-103 Index to Advertisers . . . . . . . .104


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2013 Calendar of Events • A Taste of the Vineyard Patron Party & Auction • Oak Bluffs Harbor Festival & Summer Solstice • Boston Area Roadsters Antique Car Show

JULY

SEPTEMBER

• Murdick's Run The Chop 5K • Island Affordable Housing on the Tube • The Fabulists Theatre Louisa Gould for Children • 4th of July Barbecue • Independence Day Parade • Edgartown Fireworks JANUARY • Tisbury Birthday & Street Fair • WMVY Annual Chili Festival • Edgartown Regatta FEBRUARY Around the Island Race • MV 20 Miler Road Race • Art District Stroll

• Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby • International Film Festival • NAACP 5K • Tivoli Day Festival • Art District Stroll

OCTOBER • Vineyard Artisan Columbus Day Festival • Cycle Martha’s Vineyard • Columbus Day 5 K Road Race & 1 Mile Fun Run • Food & Wine Festival • Happy Haunting Weekend • Living Local Harvest Festival

MARCH • Annual Winter Film Festival

APRIL • Osprey Festival

MAY • 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

JUNE-OCTOBER • Trustees of Reservations begin their Natural History, Fishing, Lighthouse & Wildlife Tours • West Tisbury Farmers Market • Vineyard Artisan Festivals • Performances at the Vineyard Playhouse • Performances at The Yard • Chilmark Flea Market • Down Island Farmers Market • Sunday Evening Band Concerts • Wednesday Evening Community Sing at Tabernacle • Gingerbread Cottage Tours • Monday Evening Drumming at Bend in the Road Beach • Featherstone Flea Market Tuesdays

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

• Oak Bluffs Fireworks • Chilmark Road Race • Sullivan 5 K Run/Walk • Martha's Vineyard Windsurf Challenge • Vineyard Artisans Labor Day Festival

NOVEMBER • Vineyard Artisan Holiday Festival

DECEMBER

• Portuguese Holy Ghost Feast and Festival • Rotary Antique Show • Outdoor Vineyard Playhouse performances

• Breakfast with Santa • Christmas in Edgartown David Welch • Oak Bluffs Tree Lighting • Tisbury Holiday Celebrations • Vineyard Artisan Festival

AUGUST • Outdoor Vineyard Playhouse performances • 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 • Martha's Vineyard Agricultural Fair

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

www.mvy.com

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PlanningYour Trip hether you're visiting the Island for the first time, or 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: www.MVY.com for EVERYthing including Calendar of Events, Dining, Accommodations, Attractions and more! The Chamber of Commerce year-round

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CONCIERGE SERVICES

Let Me Do That 4 Joe Viera Rd., VH 508-743-7766

R.S.V.P. Martha’s Vineyard PO Box 2042, Oak Bluffs, MA 02557 508-693-9371 508-693-6046 E-mail: shirley@rsvpmarthasvineyard.com www.rsvpmarthasvineyard.com See our ad this page.

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Visitor Information Center also carries: Travel Guides, a Meeting and Event Planning Guide, maps, DVDs, brochures for Making the Most of Your Day, Island Book Phone Books and many more materialsto enhance your experience! For house rentals, please refer to page 82 of this Guide. Concierge Services are also available to help for individuals or groups. ResortMan - Martha’s Vineyard Premier Concierge Services PO Box 3628, ED 617-435-049 E-mail: ralf@resortman.com www.resortman.com

RESERVATION SERVICES

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

Karen Overtoom Real Estate Reservation Services PO Box 841, WT 508-693-7832 Fax: 508-693-5751 E-mail: sales@overtoommv.com www.overtoommv.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 operates 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) 508-548-9400 www.falmouthferry.com Hy-Line Seasonal Service (Hyannis to Martha’s Vineyard) Reservations: 800-492-8082 508-778-2602 Information: 508-778-2600 www.hy-linecruises.com See our ad on page 9. 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) Reservati d Information: 401-295-4040 www.vineyardfastferry.com info@vineyardfastferry.com See our ad on page 12.

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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.

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. To Falmouth and Woods Hole: take 24 to I-495, I-495 to Buzzards Bay, cross the Bourne Bridge, and follow Route 28 south.

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Distance by Car to Woods Hole, Massachusetts FROM

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Portsmouth, NH New Haven

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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 888751-8800 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, and 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.

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. 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 Robinson Aviation 203-467-9555 Fax: 203-467-6346 E-mail: customerservice@robinsonaviation.com www.robinsonaviation.com

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Tradewind Aviation LLC 800-376-7922 Fax: 203-267-3310 E-mail: charter@tradewindaviation.com www.tradewindaviation.com

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. ETS International 800-546-6786 www.etsintl.net K.O.N. Limousine Service Inc. Osterville 508-428-5025 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 Fax: 508-379-9085 E-mail: res@towncartravel.com www.towncartravel.com Providing transportation to and from the Providence area to ferries.

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 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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TWO EASY CRUISES TO MARTHA’S VINEYARD One great travel experience with Seastreak. No Traffic! No Stress! Seastreak makes getting to Martha’s Vineyard twice as easy with departures from New Bedford Harbor and New Jersey/New York City. Seastreak’s express ferry from New Bedford is the only 1-hour Vineyard ferry to skip Cape traffic. Start your Martha’s Vineyard vacation with a relaxing cruise that gets you there first. And all summer long, travel in style on one of Seastreak’s 400 passenger catamarans to the Vineyard from our NJ/NYC docks every weekend from Memorial Day to Labor Day.

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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 taxior 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 Adventure Rentals 19 Beach Rd., VH 508-693-1959 Circuit Ave. Ext., OB 508-693-1887 E-mail: islandadventuresmv@gmail.com www.islandadventuresmv.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 Hertz Rent-a-Car MV Airport 508-693-2402 29 Water St., VH 508-693-2402 www.hertz.com Sun 'n' Fun Jeep Rentals Lake Ave OB 508-693-5457 www.sunnfunrentals.com

BICYCLE – DEALERS

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

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BICYCLE – RENTING

Anderson's Bike Rentals Circuit Ave Ext OB 508-693-9346 www.andersonsbikerentals.com See our ad this page.

Cutler RW Bikes Edgartown Bike Rentals 1 Main St & at the Triangle ED 508-627-4052 www.marthasvineyardbikerentals.com Edgartown Bicycles Frank Jennings 212 Main St Ed 508-627-9008 www.edgartownbicycle.com Martha's Bike Rentals 4 Lagoon Pond Rd VH 508-693-6593 www.marthasvineyardbikes.com

Wheel Happy 8 S Water St. Old Post Office Sq., Ed 508-627-7210 Upper Main St Ed 800-559-0312 E-mail: mv_hughes@hotmail.com

BUSES

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 Transit Connection 508-693-0861

CAR AND LIMOUSINE SERVICE

Vineyard Coach and Concierge PO Box 4346 VH 508-693-3006 888-693-3006 www.vineyardcoach.com

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CAR AND LIMOUSINE SERVICE

M .V. P . Luxury Transport Private Car Service 508-696-4500 508-294-1307 Let us get you to your Island destination in Comfort & Style. By appointment only

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continued MVP Luxury Transport 508-696-4500 508-294-1307 mvp241@yahoo.com www.mvluxurytransport.com See our ad this page.

LIGHTHOUSE TOURS

The Gay Head, East Chop, and Edgartown ighthouses are maintained by the Martha’s Vineyard Historical Society (508.627.4441)

MOPED RENTING

Kings Rental 11 Circuit Ave, OB 508-693-1887 E-mail: islandadventuresmv@gmail.com

TAXICABS

A Big Cab Company PO Box 554, OB 508-693-0037 Fax: 508-693-9769 E-mail: jpye1186@msn.com www.marlenestaxi.com


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Aquinnah Taxi PO Box 4492, Vineyard Haven 508-560-3100 E-mail: aquinnahtaxi@gmail.com www.aqtaxi.com

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

Stagecoach Taxi Company VH 508-627-4566 508-693-9632 Toll Free 800-299-5411 www.mvstagecoachtaxi.com E-mail: stagecoachtaxi@earthlink.net

Martha's Vineyard Transport & Tours 508-989-4699 508-939-1359 E-mail: ronminkin@aol.com www.mvtransportandtours.com

Lighthouse Taxi 508-645-6066 E-mail: lighthousetaximv@gmail.com www.lighthousetaximv.com

TOURS – AERIAL

Edmar Aviation LLC 57 Checamo Path, VH 508-348-7177 E-mail: mike@shabazian.com www.vineyardflyer.com

TOURS – SIGHTSEEING

African-American Heritage Trail of Martha's Vineyard 508-693-4361

Martha's Vineyard Sightseeing Circuit Ave Ext OB 508-627-TOUR (8687) 508-693-4681 Toll Free 888-546-6468 www.mvtour.com

Nature Watch, LLC 455 State Road, Suite 178, VH 508-693-4908 E-mail: rculbert1@verizon.net 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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THE TOWNS OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Aquinnah

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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 Wampum in the Cliffs’ layers. is derived The Aquinnah Cliffs are from quahog clam a national landmark; yet shells and is they are seriously threatcrafted into jewelry and other ened. To protect the art objects by Cliffs, both climbing native American and the removal of clay artists in are prohibited by law. Aquinnah.

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Because of the rocky Aquinnah is the western-most town on ledge offshore, the seas around Aquin- Martha’s Vineyard nah 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 to stand all

Wampum jewelry by native American Island artist Don Widdis

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AQUINNAH

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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.

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 the Nicole Friedler Wampanoag Indians, a Native American tribe, who showed the colonial settlers how to kill whales, plant corn

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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... The Aquinnah cliffs were formed by great glaciers scraping the land during the Ice Age. The cliffs stand 150 feet above the ocean, and expose sedimentary soil more than 150,000 years old. Some geologists put the age of the cliffs at 100 million years. Five thousand years ago native Americans lived here. The Wampanoag tribe named it Aquinnah, which means “land under the hill”. 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 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

Totem Pole Inn $175 1 Totem Pole Road, 508-645-2815 508-645-2976 www.totempoleinn.com E-mail: totempoleinn@gmail.com 4 Rooms. Groups accepted. CB, CC, NS, ON, SB AMENITI ES K E Y CB CC CW HU NS ON SB WA 20

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Complimentary Breakfast Some Credit Cards Accepted Children Welcome Housekeeping Unit Non Smoking Room or Property One Night Reservations Accepted Shared Bath Wheelchair Accessible

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FOLLOW THE FOOTSTEPS FOOTSTEPS FOLLOW OF PEOPLE OFTHE THE VINEYARD’S 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 it’s pastoral setting; what the town lacks in nightlife it more than makes up for

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with peace and quiet. A The ‘Up-Island” pastoral handful of spectown of Chilmark tacular inns cater to those looking for privacy and pampering. Two of the town’s beaches, Lucy Vincent and Squibnocket, are open only to Chilmark residents and inn guests June 1

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Summer residents prize Chilmark for it’s pastoral setting; what the town lacks in nightlife it more than makes up for with peace and quiet.

through September 30. The fishing village, 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 Bob Schellhammer Jaws. Seafood may be pur-

chased right 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

$190 - 300 440North 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.

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.thegem-mvi.com Classic 4 BR Cape, panoramic ocean view, walk to private beach, 7 wooded acres. Outdoor shower, pool, fireplace, tennis, TV, water view. CW, NS

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

Summersweet Bed & Breakfast

$150 - 185 9 Shaler’s Way (off North Road) 508-645-8017 E-mail: gail@sumersweet.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 AMENITI ES K E Y CB CC CW HU NS ON SB WA 24

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Places to Eat in Chilmark The Beach Plum Inn & Restaurant

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, $$$$

Tea Lane Caterers

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

Larsen’s Fish Market

56 Basin Road Menemsha 508-645-2680 Seasonal, Take-out only CC

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515 North Road 508-645-9819 Fax: 508-645-3669 May-Oct. Lunch, dinner; take out. $

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Chilmark General Store 75 State Road, CH 508-645-3739 www.chilmarkgeneralstore.com

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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 Charlie Utz

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centers. The Old Whaling Edgartown includes the separate island of Church on Chappaquiddick Main Street is 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.

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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.

Receptions are held next door in the Dr. Daniel Fisher House, a former private residence built three years before the Old Whaling Church. Chappaquiddick, an island in Edgartown Harbor, is home to some of the Vineyard’s most beautiful private homes but no restaurants or shops. Parking is very limited, so it’s better to leave your car on the Vineyard. Pack a lunch and take a bike ride to the Island, via the On Time Ferry, for a tour of the Cape LA Brown Pogue lighthouse or visit

Mytoi, a 14-acre Japanese garden maintained by the Trustees of Reservations. Edgartown is lined with lovely boutiques selling everything from authentic scrimshaw carvings to evening gowns. Restaurants range from fine dining to famLouisa Gould ily-friendly and local seafood is the star of many menus. One of only two towns on the Island where alcohol can be purchased, Edgartown offers a sophisticated and 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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A Classic Vineyard Cottage $1,450 - 1,950 (weekly) 301-656-6954; Cell: 202-285-4524 E-mail: mvcottage@verizon.net www.mvcottage.com Large 2 BR house on a private wooded acre lot. Fireplace, private baths, phone, TV. CW, HU, NS

A Martha’s Vineyard Vacation $700 - 3,700 (weekly) 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

The Arbor Inn Rooms: $115 - 250 Cottage: $900 - 1,200 (weekly) PO Box 1228, 222 Upper Main St. 508-627-8137/888-748-4383 Fax: 508-627-9104 E-mail: arborinn@vineyard.net www.arborinn.net May 1-Nov. 15. 9 Rooms. 1880s farmhouse on 1/2 acre with gardens. LR, antiques. Cottage: 3 Rooms. Full bath & kitchen., 1 BR, LR, dining area, screened porch. CC

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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: charlotteinn@aol.co www.charlotteinn.net 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 See our ad on page 30. Edgartown Commons $100 - 315 20 Pease’s Point Way, Box 1293 800-439-4671/508-627-4671 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 31.

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


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Edgartown Lodge $89 - 249 (rooms) ; $149 - 319 (apts/suites) Box 2627, Corner of Church & Winter Streets. 508-627-1092 Fax: 508-627-7493 E-mail: EdgartownLodge@aol.com www.EdgartownLodge.com Rooms and one BR apartments and suites in downtown historic district. Covered porches and decks, BBQ, parking (ltd). Phone, air cond, private bath, TV, wedding capacity (24). CC, CW, HU, NS, ON (ltd) The Fallon 22 N. Water St. 508-939-9299 Res: 1-877-939-9293 E-mail: thefallon@verizon.net www.thefallon.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 See our ad this page. Garden Studio $150 - 175 74 West Tisbury Road 508-627-5025 E-mail: gardenstudio1@verizon.net May-Oct. One BR apartment, sleeps 2. Walk to town, with a private patio, outdoor shower, cathedral ceilings, and kitchenette. TV, NSP

Harbor View Hotel $365 - 1600 131 North Water Street, Box 7 800-225-6005 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 Back Cover.

The Hob Knob $175-600 128 Main Street 508-627-9510 800-696-2723 Fax: 508-627-6876 E-mail: info@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

The Jonathan Munroe House $100 - 250; Carriage House: $350 100 Main Street, Box 5084 508-939-6004 877-468-6763 www.jonathanmunroe.com Year round. 6 Rooms. Cottage suite. Jacuzzi. Breakfast. Fireplace (some). 2 blocks to harbor, opposite Old Whaling Church. CC

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8 room boutique inn featuring hardwood floors, A/C, private baths and high ceilings. Some of the rooms have views of the Harbor, all of the rooms have luxurious in-room amenities. Bikes for rent, walk to the beaches, free parking. World renowned restaurant, l’etoile.

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Places to Stay in Edgartown continued Martha’s Vineyard Family Vacation & Wedding Vacation Rentals $1,500 - 5,500 (weekly) Box 1650, Fall River, MA 02722 508-674-3595 Fax 508-627-6097 E-mail: mvwedcompound@aol.com www.mvfamilyrentals.com Year round. Weekly, plus weekends in fall, winter, spring. 2-5 BR houses. Heated outdoor pool, volleyball, horseshoes, basketball, tennis, phone, fireplace, TV, VCR, weddings. South Beach: 1 1/2 mi. Brochure available. CW, NS, CC

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Kelley House $120 - 600 23 Kelly Street, 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 on page 31.

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)

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Martha’s Vineyard House Rentals $600 - 6,000 (weekly) Katama, South Beach 781-769-0335 617-502-2475 www.mvrental.com E-mail: mvhrjackie@norwoodlight.com Year round. 3 (2-6 BR) fully equipped homes. Close to South Beach with privacy, near bike path & shuttle. Deck, w/d. Meetings/weddings capacity (28), cable TV, WiFi. CW

Pignatiello Family Vacation Home, ED, Ph: 216-524-1223 Fax: 216-524-9772 E-mail: mavgourmet@aol.com www.marthavacation.com 3 Bedroom, 2.5 bath. Salt box on one acre, on bike path between Edg. and South Beach. WIFI, deck, patio, outdoor shower. Linens, beach towels and bikes provided. CC, CW, NS

The Sun Dial Bed and Breakfast $150-200 54 Road to the Plains 508-627-3946 E-mail: sundial2mv@aol.com Guest sitting room and 2 bedrooms upstairs. Continental Breakfast served in solarium, walk to downtown. CB, CC, NS, ON, SB

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ocated 1/2 mile from Edgartown Harbor, the Clarion is well positioned for dining, shopping and sightseeing in this historic whaling village.

King and Queen Beds • Private Baths • Air-conditioning • Microwaves Refrigerators • Hi-speed Internet Connection Large Screen TV’s Continental Breakfast The Grill on Main • AAA rated. Open year-round.

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Find us on Facebook! 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

Vineyard Square Hotel & Suites $80 - 395 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, cocktail lounge, internet, meeting capacity (50), restaurant, TV. Mobil 3 Star. CB, CC, CW, HU, NS, ON, PB, WA, AAA ◆◆◆

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

www.facebook.com/EdgartownCommons or e-mail edgartowncommons@gmail.com

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Spend less, do more! kitchens in every unit Studios, one and two bedroom suites suites available Outside areas to BBQ, cook, relax and swim in. Free wi-fi In the heart of Edgartown Easy access to bike paths

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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 15 East Line Rd., ED 508-696-8444 Fax: 508-696-7298 E-mail: cakes@vineyard.net www.cakesbyliz.com

Edgartown Inn Restaurant 56 North Water Street, ED 508-627-4794 www.edgartowninn.com Mid-April-Oct. Breakfast; 40 seats. $

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, $

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Edgartown Seafood Market 138 Cooke Street, ED 508-627-3791

Flatbread Pizza Company 17 Airport Road, ED 508-693-1137 E-mail: jmharrison@flatbreadcompany.com www.flatbreadcompany.com Pizza: lunch, dinner, take out. AC, 200 seats; alcohol served, I/O, $$

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, $$$ Humphrey’s/Dippin Donuts 32 Winter Street, ED 508-627-7725 www.humphreysbakery.com Year round. Breakfast, lunch. Take out. $

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Lucky Hank’s Restaurant & Cafe 218 Main Street, ED 508-939-4082 www.luckyhanksmv.com YR Breakfast, Lunch, Dinner, Take Out See our ad page 32.

L’etoile 22 North Water Street, ED 508-627-5187 www.letoile.net Dinner; alcohol served. AC, CC, I/O, R Lobster Tales Catering, Clambakes & Event Planning PO Box 2675, ED 508-627-5933 Fax: 508-627-5097 E-mail: sales@lobstertales.com www.lobstertales.com

Lure Grill at South Beach 31 Dunes Road 508-627-3663 www.luremv.com Apr-Nov. Lunch, dinner; 145 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge. AC, CC, R (required), WA, $$$ 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, $ Not Your Sugar Mamas Chocolate 32 Winter Street, ED 508-693-6071 www.notyoursugarmamas.com

Right Fork Diner 12 Mattakessett Way, ED 508-627-5522 www.rightforkdiner.com Seasonal, breakfast, lunch, dinner; 60 seats; alcohol served; take-out. CC, I/O, WA, $$

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, $$

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Sharky’s Cantina 266 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-6565 E-mail: sharkyscantina@gmail.com www.sharkyscantina.com Year round. Lunch, dinner. 78 seats; alcohol served, take out. AC, CC, I/O, WA, $-$$ See our ad page 45.

Bill Smith’s Clambake Company 10 N Line Rd, PO Box 9000 ED 508-627-8809 877-262-0310 www.mvclambake.com

Square Rigger Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-9968 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

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

The Wharf Pub & Restaurant Lower Main Street, ED 508-627-9966 www.wharfpub.com Year round. Lunch, dinner; 160 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; live entertainment; take out. AC, CC, WA, $–$$

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Al’s Package Store 258 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-4347

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

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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 tents

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that evolved into wooden cottages. As Full of diversity, Oak Bluffs wii transport the cottages multiplied, each family you to another age 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 Night - a stunning display Charlie Utz


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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.

of Japanese lanterns - to mark the 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 LA Brown continuously operating carousel in the country. This historic landmark is open daily during the sum-

mer, 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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A Bed and Breakfast Afloat $295/double occupancy Oak Bluffs Marina OB 508-650-0466 E-mail: abnbafloat@aol.com www.abedandbreakfastafloat.com Docked in Oak Bluffs harbor. 40 ft 1978 Islander Cutter Sailboat sleeps five. Walking distance to town. Private bath, air cond, TV, water view. CB, CW, HU, NS

Admiral Benbow Inn $75 - 175 81 New York Ave; Box 2488 508-693-6825 Fax: 508-693-7820 E-mail: abi@vineyard.net www.admiral-benbow-inn.com Year round. 7 Rooms. Meeting capacity (14), wedding (50) private bath, ceiling fans. CB, CC, CW, NS, ON (ltd)

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Arcade Building Historic Property $795 - 1,425 (weekly) $450 (weekends) 31 Circuit Avenue 617-880-7182/617-277-2549 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 Arend’s Samoset On The Sound $125+ - 185+ Corner of Seaview & Samoset Aves., Box 847 508-693-5148 www.samosetinn.com End of May to Oct. 7 Rooms. Beach front. Private porch, private bath/shared bath, water view. CB, CC, CW

Attleboro House $95 - 125 43 Lake Avenue, Box 1564 508-693-4346 www.rentalsmv.com May-Sept. 11 Rooms. Shared bath, TV (common), water view. CC, CW

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


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The Capricorn House On The Beach $95 - 225 (excluding holidays) Pequot and Seaview Avenues, Box 855 Phone/Fax: 508-693-2848 E-mail: capricornbandb@aol.com www.capricornhouse.com May-Oct. 7 Rooms. 2 BR/2 bath suite with private sitting room available. Common kitchenette, fireplace, private bath, TV (common), water view, w/pvt. decks. CB, CC, NS

Coming Home Cottage $250 (weekends); $500 - 1,200 (weekly) 114 Hudson Avenue 781-986-5277 E-mail: nancychc7@verizon.net www.weneedavacation.com/propertydetail.aspx?id=16028n Family vacation spot, sleeps 6. Cable TV/VCR, paddle fans, full kitchen, washer, grill off deck. 5-min. walk to Lagoon. Quiet street, safe for children.

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 East Chop Harborfront Apartments $1,195 - 1,695 (weekly) 47 East Chop Drive 508-696-0009 www.eastchopharborfront.com 5 units: 2 BR & 1 BR suites. Waterfront. Phone, fireplace, private bath, TV, water front. CC, CW, HU, NS

Fairview Bed & Breakfast 22 Greenleaf Ave., OB 585-319-8844 E-mail: fairviewobmv@gmail.com www.emdstudio.com/fairview Seasonal, one room, full breakfast, waterviews, short walk to town. CC

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Martha’s Vineyard’s Premier Full-Service Resort! The Island Inn is a deluxe, all-suite, full-service resort. The property is located just a stroll away to two beautiful beaches and adjacent to Farm Neck Golf Club. This 71/2 acre landscaped resort features Har-Tru tennis courts, pro shop, tennis courts and tennis pro, Two bedroom units with kitchens, many with fireplaces. 800.462.0269 • 508.693.2002 BEACH ROAD, OAK BLUFFS, MA 02557 • www.islandinn.com 2013 -14 Travel Guide

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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 Heather Goff

Federal House $110-225; also weekly 142 New York Avenue, Box 1901 508-693-8602 860-482-8483 www.federalhouse.biz Mid-May to Mid-Sept. Cable TV, Full Kitchen, Yard. CB, CC, CW (10+), HU, NS

Isabelle’s Beach House $150 - 275 Pennacook and Seaview Avenues, 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 $110 - 335 Beach Road, Box 1585 508-693-2002 Fax: 508-693-7911 E-mail: innkeeper@islandinn.com 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 37.

Kathleen’s Kottage 59 Naushon Ave., OB508-863-2734 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 38

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M. V. Surfside Motel $95-325 9 Oak Bluffs Avenue 508-693-2500 800-537-3007 Fax: 508-693-7343 E-mail: reservations@mvsurfside.com www.mvsurfside.com Year round. 38 Rooms; Jacuzzi rooms available. Suites, pets welcome. Phone, air cond, internet, private bath, restaurant, TV, water view, WiFi, weddings. CB, CC, CW, NS, ON, WA

Narragansett House $85 - 275 46 Narragansett Avenue, Box 2478 508-693-3627 888-693-3627 Fax: 508-693-3627 E-mail: narragansetthouse@aol.com www.narragansetthouse.com May-Oct. 18 Rooms. Private bath, wedding capacity (36), TV. CB, CC, HU The Nashua House $69 - 199 Kennebec Ave. & Healy Way, Box 803 508-693-0043 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

The Oak Bluffs Inn $125 - 250 64 Circuit Ave. Box 2546 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


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Pequot Hotel $95 - 39519 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

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 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)

The Towers $80 - 125 PO Box 51, 20 Pequot Avenue 508-693-9894 July-Sept. 12 Rooms. shared bath. One block from beach, short walk to town. Cash only. Tucker Inn Rentals $75 - 300; $300 - 6,500 (weekly) 2 Massasoit Avenue, Box 2680, 508-693-1045 www.rentalsmv.com Year round. 2- to 8-br homes. All amenities. Waterfront to rural and rustic. CC

Wesley Hotel $140 - 320, 70 Lake Avenue., Box 2370 508-693-6611 Fax: 508-693-5389 800-638-9027 E-mail: wesleyhotel@aol.com www.wesleyhotel.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 this page.

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Coop De Ville Restaurant Dockside Market Place, Oak Bluffs Harbor 508-693-3420 www.coop.vineyard.net May-Oct. Lunch, dinner; 36 seats; alcohol served; take out. CC, $–$$

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, $ See our ad page 44.

Dreamland Catering 9 Oak Bluffs Ave, OB 508-939-1615 E-mail: info@dreamlandmv.com www.dreamlandmv.com See our ad page 41.

Island House Bar and Grill 11 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-4516 www.islandhousemv.com May-Oct. Lunch, dinner, outdoor seating, alcohol served, live entertainment, take out. AC, WA, CC $-$$

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, $$–$$$

Lobsterville Bar & Grill 8 Circuit Ave Ext, OB 508-696-0099 Fax 508-696-0099 E-mail: vineyardgirl2000@hotmail.com www.lobstervillemv.com child friendly, CC, R, Lunch, dinner, take out, I/O

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, $$

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Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs Lookout Tavern 8 Seaview Ave. Ext, OB 508-696-9844 May 15-Oct. 15, breakfast, lunch, dinner; alcohol served; take out. CC, $ See our ad Inside Front Cover

Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Café & Bakery Mini Mall, OB 508-693-3688 E-mail: mvbakery@comcast.net www.mvbakery.com Apr-Oct. 20 seats. AC, CC, $ See our ad this page.

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, $$$ See our ad page 43.

Murdick's Fudge 5 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-2335 Toll Free 888-55-FUDGE (3-8343) www.murdicks.com

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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 E-mail: pegojackson@aol.com YR. Lunch, dinner; 150 seats; alcohol served; cocktail lounge; take out. AC, CC, WA, $

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, $$


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Places to Eat in Oak Bluffs Park Corner Bistro 20H Kenebec Ave, OB 508-696-9922 E-mail: parkcorner@ymail.com CC, YR, NS, Brunch, dinner, take out Red Cat Kitchen at Ken n’ Beck 14 Kennebec, OB 508-696-6040 www.redcatmv.com CC, R, Dinner, take out

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, $$ Sharky’s Cantina 31 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-7501 E-mail: sharkyscantina@gmail.com www.sharkyscantina.com Year round. Lunch, dinner. 60 seats; alcohol served, take out. AC, CC $-$$ See our ad page 45.

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Sidecar Café & Bar 20 Kennebec Avenue 508-693-6261 E-mail: sidecarcafemv@gmail.com www.sidecarcafeandbar.com Dinner, alcohol served. Seats 50. AC, CC $$ Smoke ‘N’ Bones - A Rib Joint Dukes County Avenue, OB 508-696-7427 E-mail: mvbg07@aol.com www.smokenbonesmv.com Dinner; 70 seats; alcohol served; take out. AC, CC, R, $$ See our ad this page.

Tony’s Market 119 Dukes County Avenue, OB 508-693-4799 YR. Breakfast, lunch, dinner. Outdoor seating in season; take out; kids menu; WA; beer and wine available. CC, O/I, $

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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


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THE TOWNS OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

Vineyard Haven Louisa Gould

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 Charlie Utz


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VINEYARD HAVEN

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The West Chop Lighthouse, elegant restored Sea Captain houses and the quintessential New England harbor all add to the seaside charm of Vineyard Haven. Each July Vineyad 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 overlook on Charlie Utz 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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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

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 ◆◆◆

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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 ◆◆◆ See our ad on page 50.

Greenwood House B & B $109 - 299 40 Greenwood Avenue, Box 2734 866-693-6150 E-mail: innkeeper@greenwoodhouse.com www.greenwoodhouse.com Year round. 4 Rooms. Phone, air cond, meeting capacity (7), private bath, TV, fridge. CB plus, NS, ON (limited), AAA ◆◆◆


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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) See our ad on page 50.

The High Haven House Bed & Breakfast $79-$189 85 Summer St., VH 508-693-9204 E-mail: admin@thehighhaven.com www.highhavenhouse.com Year round, 8 rooms, indoor/outdoor pool, pet friendly, easy walk to town. CB, CC, CW, NS, ON

Look Inn $100-150 nightly Look Street, VH 508-693-6893 E-mail: thelookinn@comcast.net Comfortable, old farmhouse, historic district, close to ferry, shops, restaurants, beaches, affordable and relaxing. Island knowledgeable host. Fireplace, TV. CB, CC, NS, SB

Lorraine Parish’s Bed & Breakfast $125-$225 65 State Rd., VH 508-693-9044 E-mail: lorparish@aol.com www.lorraineparish.com Year round. Charming B&B, short walk to town. Sleeps 4. Children welcome. Pet friendly. CC, AC, TV

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. 40 Rooms incl. suites (2-8 occ.). Full day spa. Full health club w/indoor pool, phones, air cond, fireplace, internet, meeting capacity (120), wedding (175), private bath, restaurant, TV, water view. Special group and last minute rates. CB, CC, CW, HU, NS, ON, WA. See our ads on pages 77 and 78. continued

60 Beach Road Vineyard Haven, MA 508-693-3334 www.vineyardharbormotel.com

Vineyard Harbor Motel Is conveniently located on the shore of Vineyard Haven Harbor. A short walk to the beautiful town of Vineyard Haven where you will find unique shops and scrumptious restaurants. Rooms feature A/C, wireless internet, a private beach, cable tv, refrigerators and parking.We offer a 525 sq ft. conference room for all your meeting and event needs and are here to assist with the planning of your next meeting or event. Photos by L.A. Brown Photography

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Nancy’s B & B $99-145 55 Look St, VH 978-505-0966 Open June - Oct. Laundry, private bath, TV CW, ON, CB

Summerstone 13 Leonard Circle, VH 508-696-3963 E-mail: wslittlesr@yahoo.com Year round, private setting, nice unit with kitchen, pet friendly.

Tashmoo Cottage & Hideaway 299 Daggett Ave., RR2 Box 227G 508-696-9273 Fax: 508-696-4578 E-mail: ellenbang@aol.com www.tashmoocottage.com b

Cottage: $1,200 - 1,900 (weekly) 2BR, 1SB. Cathedral ceilings, lots of windows, full kitchen. Open to living room. Large deck. Secluded. 1 mile to beach. Fireplace, outdoor shower, grill. Hideaway: New wing: $2,100 - 2,700 (weekly). Old wing: $1,800 - 2,500 (weekly) New wing: 4 BR, 3 ba, 2 fireplaces, bar kitchen, outdoor shower, grill. Old wing: 3 BR, 2 ba, full kitchen, outdoor shower, grill. We welcome pets on review - in cottage, at old wing. NS 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 ◆◆◆◆

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.

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Camping is Great on Martha’s Vineyard!

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Vineyard Harbor Motel $75 - 210 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. Air cond, private bath, cable TV, water view. CC, CW, HU See our ad on page 49.

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.) Wapatequa B & B 85 Stoney Hill Rd., VH774-563-0706 Fireplace, pet friendly, internet. CB, NS

CAMPGROUND Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground

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

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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, $$$ Cafe Moxie 48 Main St., VH 508-687-9140 www.cafemoxie.com

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

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Le Grenier French Restaurant 96 Upper Main Street, VH 508-693-4906 www.legrenierrestaurant.com YR, dinner; 85 seats; alcohol served; take out. AC, CC, $$$ Little Rock Farm Catering 3 Little Rock Way, VH 508-693-5651 E-mail: littlerockfarmgranola@verizon.net 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

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Not Your Sugar Mamas 79 Beach Rd., VH 508-693-6071 www.notyoursugarmamas.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. $

Markets & Liquor Stores Cronig’s Market State Rd., VH 508-693-4457 www.cronigsmarket.com Healthy Additions State Rd., VH 508-693-7097 www.cronigsmarket.com

Vineyard Grocer 294 State Rd., VH 508-696-8914

Stop & Shop 50 Water St., VH 508-693-8339 www.stopandshop.com

Sandy’s Fish & Chips / John’s Fish Market State Road, VH 508-693-1220 www.goalfish110@aol.com Seasonal, lunch, dinner; take out. WA, $

Scottish Bakehouse State Road, VH 508-693-6633 Fax: 508-693-9808

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THE TOWNS OF MARTHA’S VINEYARD

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est Tisbury is the quintessential lies purNew England village, complete chased piwith a white church, general anos with West Tisbury is the pastoral town with a store, post office, old mill and pastoral farms. new whaling great number of It was the mill site that originally attracted setmoney. traditional farms tlers, because there was no stream in EdgarThe Lambert’s Cove town with enough settlement has its share of fine homes. The strength to run a water Cove was once a place of anchorage for the 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 of its famiCharlie Utz Debra Gaines

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The quintessential New England village, West Tisbury is complete with a white church, general store, post office, old mill hikinf trails and many pastoral scenes. 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 Charlie Utz 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 Great Pond Bed & View $100 - 150 508-693-8222 E-mail; nvannes@comcast.net www.annabellesonpond.com Year round. 2 Rooms. Comfortable rooms with view of Tisbury Great Pond. Wonderful garden. Shared bath, water view. NS 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

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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,

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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Places to Eat in West Tisbury Lambert’s Cove Inn & Restaurant 90 Manaquayak Road, Off Lambert’s Cove Rd, WT 508-693-2298 www.lambertscoveinn.com April - Dec.. Dinner; 70 seats; BYOB. CC, R (required), WA, $$$ Fella Caters 479 State Rd, WT 508-693-6924 www.fellacaters.com

Markets & Liquor Stores Cronig’s Market State Rd., WT 508-693-2234 www.cronigsmarket.com

Fiddlehead Farm Market & Catering 632 State Rd., WT 508-696-6700 www.fiddleheadfarmstand.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 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

Barney Zeitz, Artist 67 Deer Hill Rd., VH 508-693-9421 E-mail: bz@bzeitz.com www.bzeitz.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 page 61.

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Martha’s Vineyard Art Association Old Sculpin Gallery and Studio School 58 Dock Street, ED 508-627-4881 E-mail: mvaa@verizon.net 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 Washington Ledesma by Appointment 508-693-1823

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Dragonfly Gallery 91 Dukes County Avenue, OB 508-693-8877 www.mvdragonfly.com Four Generations Art Gallery PO Box 1401, WT 508-693-5501 E-mail: mortlip@fourgenerationsart.com www.fourgenerationsart.com

Gayhead Gallery/The Rare and Endangered PO Box 1134, WT 508-645-2776 E-mail: m.ottens.sargent@gmail.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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ART ORGANIZATION Pathways Project Institutes PO Box 437, CH 508-645-9088 E-mail: pathwaysprojectinstitutes@gmail.com www.pathwaysproject.org

Featherstone Center for the Arts, Inc. PO Box 1145, OB 508-693-1850 www.featherstonearts.org 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 i ncluding 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 ENTERTAINERS The Vineyard Sound A Cappella PO Box 3733, ED 866-846-7686 www.vineyardsound.org

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 See our ad on page 71. The Vineyard Artisans PO Box 774, OB 508-693-8989 www.vineyardartisans.com MOVIES At The Movies 508-627-6689 (MOVY) E-mail: mvmovies@verizon.net

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Martha’s Vineyard Film Center 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 02535 508-645-9599 E-mail: thomas@tmvff.org www.tmvff.org 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.

Cottage Museum 1 Trinity Park (in the Campground) 5 08-693-0525 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, at the foot of Circuit 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 MUSICAL INSTRUMENTS Island Music 58 Main St., VH 508-693-8596 www.mv-islandmusic.com

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Bagpiper James Joyce 32 Kitts Field Circle, ED 508-627-7128 E-mail: jamesjoyce_bagpiper@yahoo.com The Jon Bates Band ED 508-627-9583 800-689-8910 E-mail: JonBatesBand@aol.com www.JonBates.com

Beetlebung Steel Band / Rick Bausman PO Box 3000, PMB 3172, WT 508-627-3786 E-mail: drumworkshop@earthlink.net Mike Benjamin Music PO Box 2970, ED 508-627-6928 E-mail: mike@mikebenjaminmusic.com www.mikebenjaminmusic.com Jerry Bennett Music - Event Music PO Box 4459, VH 508-627-3746 www.vineyardentertainment.com

Phil DaRosa PO Box 581, OB 413-265-5064 E-mail: phillipdarosa@gmail.com www.phildarosa.com MV Chamber Music Society 508-696-8055. www.mvcms.vineyard.net

NIGHT CLUBS Lampost / The Dive Bar 6 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-4032 Fax 508-693-5051 www.lampostmv.com

PHOTOGRAPHERS Louisa Gould Photography & Gallery 54 Main Street, VH 508-693-7373 E-mail: lg@louisagould.com www.louisagould.com See our ad on page 65.

weddings•portraits Aerial&fineartphotography Showing at the Night Heron Gallery and theVineyard Artisans Festival

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LA Brown Photography PO Box 151, OB 508-627-1977 www.labphoto.com See our ad on page 63.

Nicole Friedler Photography, ED 508-274-2399 E-mail: nicole@friedlerphotography.com www.friedlerphotography.com See our ad on page 65.

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 on page 62. David Welch Photography ED, 508-939-0596 E-mail: davidpatrickwelch@gmail.com www.dwpmv.com See our this page.

PICTURE FRAMERS Sharon Custom Framing 43 Chickawaukee St., OB 508-696-3126

RADIO STATIONS WCAI 90.1 FM 508-548-9600 Fax 508-548-5517 Listener Line 508-548-9600 ext. 103 www.capeandislands.org

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Friends of MVY Radio PO Box 1148, VH 508-693-5000 Fax 508-693-8211 E-mail: info@mvyradio.com Live Webcast www.mvyradio.com

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 WEATHERVANES Tuck & Holand Metal Sculptors 275 State Road, PO Box 1832, VH Phone/Fax 508-693-3914 E-mail: info@tuckandholand.com www.tuckandholand.com


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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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A Witch of Endor Sailing Charters Vineyard Haven Harbor, VH 774-521-8395 508-685-1212 E-mail: sailwitchofendor@gmail.com www.sailwitchofendor.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

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

Mad Max Sailing Adventures - Catamaran 31 Dock Street, ED 508-627-7500 www.madmaxmarina.com see our ad on page 68. Magic Carpet Island Classic Charters, Inc. - Sailboat Edgartown Harbor, ED 508-645-2889 www.sailmagiccarpet.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 Sea Witch Sailing Charters 508-631-6535 E-mail: seawitchsailing@aol.com www.seawitchsailingcharters.com BOAT RENTING & LEASING

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.

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.us

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Wind's Up! 199 Beach Road, VH 508-693-1779 E-mail: pam@windsupmv.com www.windsupmv.com see our ad on page 70. BOAT REPAIRING

Edgartown Marine Boat Services, Inc. 12 Herring Creek Road, ED 508-627-6500 1 Morse Street, ED 508-627-4388 E-mail: info@edgartownmarine.com www.edgartownmarine.com

MV Marine 52 Edgartown - West Tisbury Road, WT 508-304-4247 E-mail: mvmarine@islanderis.net BOAT YARDS & STORAGE FACILITIES

Maciel Marine, Ltd. Lagoon Pond Road, VH 508-693-4174

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 FISHING CHARTERS & PARTIES

Done Deal Charters VH 508-693-5245 E-mail: capt@donedealcharters.com www.donedealcharters.com see our ad on page 70.

Fishsticks Charters Cell 508-951-5288 508-693-0291 E-mail: fishstickcharters@comcast.net www.fishsticksvineyardflyfishing.com see our ad on page 69.

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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FISHING CHARTERS & PARTIES continued Pearl Charters 71 22nd Street South, ED 508-627-2305 E-mail: stevesjog@gmail.com www.pearlcharters.com

Vineyard Shark Divers 203-273-1748 E-mail: vineyardsharkdivers@gmail.com www.vineyardsharkdivers.com

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Wayfarer Charters PO Box 2232, ED 508-326-2031 508-627-8510 E-mail: ed@wayfarercharters.com www.wayfarercharters.com

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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

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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 see our ad on page 79.

Martha’s Vineyard Eco Adventures 7 Vandrow Lane, VH 508-274-6047 E-mail: info@mvecoadventures.com www.mvecoadventures.com

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FISHSTICKS CHARTERS Light Tackle and Fly Fishing

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SAIL BOATS: Sunfish 15’ Sloops-Catamarans

STAND-UP PADDLEBOARDS KAYAKS-WINDSURFERS

CANOES-SURFBOARDS-BODYBOARDS

RENTALS: Hour-Day-Week Expert Instruction - Sales

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SWIMSUITS: Best selection for women, men, children SNORKEL GEAR - WETSUITS

Everything for the beach! 508-693-4340

199 Beach Road, Vineyard Haven On the Lagoon, near the drawbridge www.windsupmv.com

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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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The Martha’sVineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby

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luefish, striped bass, bonito, false albacore, and Spanish mackerel can all be caught in-season from beaches and jetties on the Vineyard. In addition, white marlin, yellowfin tuna, football-sized bluefins, and shark are all within boat range. If you decide to go fishing with one of the experienced charter captains (see page 78) on the Island, you are almost certain to come home with a keeper, a fish a minimum of 28 inches long. If you prefer to fish from shore, a trip to one of the Island’s full-service bait and tackle shops (see pages 79 & 80) will get you all the gear and insider’s advice you need. You’ll find that the proprietors have a vast information network that lets them pinpoint where the fish are running throughout the year. The first cool winds and shortening days of September set the stage for the annual fall migration,

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and the Vineyard’s premier tournament: the Annual Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby. This month-long event, which begins in mid-September and ends in mid-October, celebrates its 66th anniversary in 2011, and attracts more than 2,000 Louisa Gould entrants – men, women, and children annually. Rich in Vineyard fishing tradition, almost 900 Islanders join hundreds of visitors in this tournament. More than just a fishing contest, it initiates a month when the common language is of wind, tides, and fish. Although the primary focus is on fishing, this tournament has become a grand and most unique fishing reunion, where during the day Louisa Gould or under a canopy of stars, new friends are made, and old friendships renewed. Finding a good spot to fish during the derby is never a problem. Any of the local tackle shops will be happy to help you out.

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Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass & Bluefish Derby Post Office Box 2101 • Edgartown, MA 02539 • 508-939-9341 • www.mvderby.com Follow on Twitter @mvderby

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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

TEACHING FARMS AND CAMPS Island Grown Initiative PO Box 4849, VH 508-680-6360 www.islandgrown.org E-mail: info@islandgrown.org The Island Grown Initiative is a grassroots non-profit working to support local food and farming on Martha's Vineyard. IGI raises consumer awareness about the importance of locally-grown food and works to build and reinvent the necessary infrastructure that supports the growers.

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learn about the production 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. The Farm Institute Katama Farm, 14 Aero Ave., ED Phone: 508-627-7007 Fax; 508-629-0258 E-mail: chrissy@farminstitute.org www.farminstitute.org see our ad page 88.

Native Earth Teaching Farm 94 North Road, CH Phone: 508-645-3304 www.nativeearthteachingfarm.org

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SHEEP AND WOOL Island Alpaca Company 1 Head of Pond Road, OB Ph/Fax: 508-693-5554 E-mail: info@islandalpaca.com www.islandalpaca.com Allen Farm Sheep & Wool Company 421 South Rd., CH 508-645-2855 www.allenfarm.com

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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 inbetween, one of these Chamber recomended businesses will help you feel fabulous. Treat yourself you’re on vacation!

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A Hair Affair 10 Chambers Way Edgartown 508-627-7976 EMail: ahairaffairmv@yahoo.com Websitel: www.ahairaffairmv.com Boucle 12 North Water St., Edgartown 508-627-3853 Fax: 508-627-8859 EMail: boucle@verizon.net Website: www.bouclespa.com

Circuit Style Salon 47 Circuit Ave, Oak Bluffs 508-693-7542 EMail: circuitstyle@live.com Website: www.circuitstylesalon.com See our ad page 76.

Hair By Dana 4 Rosemont Ave Oak Bluffs 508-693-2998 EMail: hairbydana@comcast.net

The Hair Studio 13 Union St., Vineyard Haven 508-693-8665

Maggie's Salon 31 Beach Road, Suite 103a, Vineyard Haven 508-693-CURL EMail: bighair@vineyard.net Website: www.maggiessalon.com Rosecuts 83 Causeway Road Vineyard Haven 508-693- 5362

Sea Spa Salon 38 North Water St., Edgartown 508-627-8953 EMail: king.salissa@gmail.com Website: www.seaspasalonmv.com See our ad page 77. COSMETICS Arianna Skin Care 29 Winter St., Nevin Square Edgartown 508-939-4465 EMail: almora@gmail.com Website: www.ariannabeauty.com

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FITNESS CENTERS

The Workout and Vineyard Tennis Center (Indoor Facility) 24 Airport Road, West Tisbury 508-696-8000 Fax: 508-696-8009 EMail: info@vineyardtenniscenter.com Website: www.workoutandvtc.com HEALTH & FITNESS PERSONAL TRAINING MX FTNSS PO Box 2610, Edgartown 774-930-4379 EMail: mxshrmn@mxftnss.com Website: http://www.mxftnss.com HEALTH & WELLNESS

Jin Shin Jyutsu of Martha's Vineyard LLC 15 Church Street Landing, Vineyard Haven 508-686-6867 EMail: jsjvineyard@aol.com Vineyard Mind Body Medicine PO Box 1268, West Tisbury 508-687-9505 EMail: wchab@comcast.net HEALTH CLUBS

B Strong 29 Kennebec Ave, Oak Bluffs 508-693-5997 EMail: bstrongmv@comcast.net Website: www.bstrong.com

Mansion House Health Club, Spa & Pool 9 Main St., Vineyard Haven 508-693-2200 800-332-4112 EMail: info@mvmansionhouse.com Website: www.mvmansionhouse.com See our ad page 77. HOLISTIC PRACTITIONERS

Betsy's Hands Reflexology 395 State Road, Vineyard Haven 508 696 6060 774 563 0036 EMail: betsyshands@gmail.com Website: www.betsyshands.com

Martha's Vineyard Holistic Retreat 209 Franklin Street, Vineyard Haven 888-667- 6168 EMail: droni@mvholisticretreat.com Website: www.mvholisticretreat.com

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A Higher Knead Stephanie Tilton MV: 508-627-5308 Website: www.massagemv.com

Aazora Face & Body Sanctuary 25 Main St., Vineyard Haven 508-693-6003 Web: www.aazora.com EMail: aazora.com@gmail.com Website: www.massagemarthasvineyard.com

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Andy Estrella - Vineyard Yoga & Massage Therapy 24 Cournoyer Road, West Tisbury Yoga 508-696-7755 Appointments 508-696-7769 EMail: vineyardyoga@mac.com Website: www.vineyardyoga.com Betsy's Hands Reflexology 395 State Road, Vineyard Haven 508-696-6060 774-563-0036 EMail: betsyshands@gmail.com Website: www.betsyshands.com


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Bodysense Pamela Danz, BA, LMT & Colleagues Island Farms, 20 Old Coach Road West Tisbury 508-693-4411 Cell: 508-981-1999 EMail: bodysensemv@verizon.net Website: www.bodysensemv.com Center for Therapeutic Massage 76 Main St., Vineyard Haven 508-693-8020 EMail: mvmassage@aol.com Website: www.mvmassage.com Kim Hilliard, LMT Therapeutic Massage At Church and Main St., Natural Therapies, 4 Church St. Vineyard Haven 508-693-4430 EMail: kim@marthasvineyardmassage.com Website: www.marthasvineyardmassage.com continued

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PERFUMES

Essense of Martha's Vineyard 800-322-6315 Fax: 800-322-6315 EMail: tamsan@essense.com Website: www.essense.com PHARMACIES

Conroy Apothecary 82 Pennacook Ave., OB 508-696-0700 State Road, WT 508-693-7070 82 Pennacook Ave., OB 508-696-0700

Leslie's Drug Store 65 Main St., Vineyard Haven 508-693-1010 Fax: 508-693-6229

Vineyard Scripts 117 Beach Road Vineyard Haven 508-693-7979 Website: www.vineyardscripts.com

Miss Mary COSMETICS DAY SPA

FACIALS BODY WRAPS NAILS • WAXING MASSAGE We only use Paraben Free products

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SPA SERVICES

Mansion House Spa, Health Club & Pool 9 Main St., Vineyard Haven 508-508-693-2200 ext 102 800-332-4112 EMail: spa@mvmansionhouse.com Website: www.mvmansionhouse.com See our ad page 78 Miss Mary Cosmetics & Day Spa 20 Surveyors Lane, Suite #103 Vineyard Haven 508-536-1505 EMail: info@missmarycosmetics.com Website: www.missmarycosmetics.com See our ad page 78 The Mod Spa and Conscious Massage, Yoga & Fitness 243 Vineyard Haven Edgartown Road Edgartown 508-939-4339 Fax: 508-939-4339 EMail: info@themodspa.com Website: www.themodspa.com Treat Yourself Spa 38 A Circuit Ave Oak Bluffs 508-696-3800 Website: www.treatyourselfspa.com Walk In Detox Spa 4 Main Street Vineyard Haven 888-667-6168 EMail: drroni@mvholisticretreat.com Website: www.mvholisticretreat.com YOGA INSTRUCTION

Guiding Light Yoga PO Box 1863 Oak Bluffs 508-687-9025 EMail: arlene@guidinglightyoga.com Website: www.guidinglightyoga.com The Sacred Circle of Yoga PO Box 532 Vineyard Haven 508-696-4513 EMail: mj@sacredcircleofyoga.com Website: www.sacredcircleofyoga.com Tapas Hot Yoga MV 24 Union St Vineyard Haven 508-696-1880 EMail: claire@mvbodyworks.com Website: www.tapashotyoga.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 Mark Lovewell planes, the other serviced by Cape Air year-round and by U.S. Airways during the summer season. Direct flights are available from Boston, Providence, New York City, White Plains, NY 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

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York City. The Woods Hole ferry carries cars with advance reservations. Nicloe Friedler With 85 hotel, inns and B&Bs, accommodations 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. Debra Gaines Group activities on the Island are plentiful. Explore more than 30 miles of paved bike trails, take a tour of an 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 Mark Lovewell and fun for the kids. Whatever your goals, Martha’s Vineyard will provide your colleagues with an experience they’ll never forget. 2013 -14 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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O’Brien Property Management, Inc. PO Box 2485, VH 508-696-9883

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

VACATION RENTALS/REAL ESTATE RENTALS All Seasons Vacation Rentals, LLC Toll Free: 888-281-8660 781-239-1469 E-mail: info@weneedavacation.com www.weneedavacation.com Coldwell Banker Landmarks Rentals 15 Church St., VH 508-693-6866 Fax: 508-693-9716 E-mail: rentals@landmarks.com www.mvlandmarks.com

Island Home Realty 97B Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-9100 E-mail: joja@biplanemv.com www.mvhomesweethomes.com Island Real Estate Vacation Rentals 107 Beach Road, Suite 203 VH 508-693-4800 Fax: 508-693-7540 E-mail: islandre@vineyard.net www.islandrealestatemv.com See our ad on page 85.

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Sandcastle Realty 256 Edgartown Road, ED 508-627-5665 Fax: 508-627-8499 E-mail: rent@sandcastlemv.com www.sandcastlemv.com Sandpiper Rentals Inc 60 Winter Street, ED 508-627-6070 Fax: 508-627-3003 E-mail: rent@sandpiperrental.com www.sandpiperrental.com REAL ESTATE APPRAISERS

Carroll Appraisals 97A Circuit Ave., OB 508-693-1661 E-mail: info@mvappraisers.com www.mvappraisers.com

Land Planners, Appraisers & Consultants 5 Nashawena Park, OB 508-693-5954 Fax: 508-693-0499 E-mail: ronaldmechur@yahoo.com

Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate Appraisals 31 N Summer Street, ED 508-627-4737 Toll free: 800-832-0211 Fax: 508-627-3978 E-mail: mvre@comcast.net www.mvreappraisal.com REAL ESTATE BUYER BROKERS

Martha’s Vineyard Home Rentals 31 North Summer Street, ED 508-627-7890 Fax: 508-627-4976 E-mail: staff@mvhomerentals.com www.mvhomerentals.com

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

Martha’s Vineyard Vacation Rentals and Real Estate Sales Inc 107 Beach Road, VH 508-693-7711 Toll Free: 800-556-4225 Fax: 508-693-2061 E-mail: info@mvvacationrentals.com www.mvvacationrentals.com

Tobia Real Estate Ltd PO Box 856, ED Phone/Fax: 508-627-5570 E-mail: tonytobiamv@aol.com

Martha’s Vineyard Seacoast PropertiesVacation Rentals, Linda Bassett Real Estate 261 Upper Main Street, PO Box 2222 ED 508-627-9201 800-338-1855 E-mail: sales@mvseacoast.com www.mvseacoast.com

Ocean Park Realty - Rentals 69 Circuit Avenue, OB 508-693-3037 Fax: 508-696-5418 E-mail: oprentals@vineyard.net www.oceanparkrentals.com

RE/MAX On Island, Vacation Rentals 79 Beach Road at the Tisbury Marketplace 508-696-3706 Fax: 508-858-5321 E-mail: susie@susiewallo.com www.susiewallo.com

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

REAL ESTATE PUBLICATIONS

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 REAL ESTATE SALES

Carroll & Vincent Real Estate 37 Main Street, ED 508-627-4080 Fax: 508-627-7407 E-mail: candv1@comcast.net www.carrollandvincent.com

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REAL ESTATE SALES continued Century 21 / Island Wide Realty Inc 34 Beach Road, VH 508-693-3700 Fax: 508-693-8801 E-mail: contact@mvcentury21.com www.mvcentury21.com

Coldwell Banker Landmarks Real Estate 15 Church Street, 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: conroymv@aol.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

Flanders Up-Island Real Estate State Road, CH 508-645-2632 Fax: 508-645-3346 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

Hughes & J C Murphy Real Estate LLP 231 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-7800 Fax: 508-627-5265 E-mail: hjcmre@gis.net www.hughesandjcmurphyrealestate.com

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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 See our ad on page 85. Kelleher Real Estate Services PO Box 801 WT 508-693-8000 Toll Free: 888-693-8001 Fax: 508-696-7889 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 Lighthouse Properties 52 Narragansett Ave., OB 508-693-6626 Fax: 508-693-1211 E-mail: lisa@lighthousemv.com www.lighthousemv.com Martha’s Vineyard Real Estate 31 N Summer Street, 2nd Floor, ED Fax: 508-627-4976 E-mail: staff@mvyre.com www.mvyre.com

Martha’s Vineyard Seacoast Properties, Linda Bassett Real Estate 261 Upper Main Street, ED 508-627-9201 Fax: 508-627-4140 800-338-1855 E-mail: sales@mvseacoast.com www.mvseacoast.com See our ad this page. Mary Jo Goodrich Island Properties 126 Dunham Avenue, VH 508-783-6310 E-mail: maryjo15@verizon.net www.maryjogoodrich.com


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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 17 Winter St. #12, ED 508-627-4567 Fax: 508-627-4567 E-mail: info@pointbrealty.com www.pointbrealty.com

RE/MAX on Island 39 Beach Road, Suite 23B, VH 508-696-3704 Fax: 508-858-5326 www.marthasvineyardrealestate.com

Rosbeck Realty Corporation 20 East Line Road, ED 508-693-3020 Fax: 508-693-2890 E-mail: sales@rosbeck.com www.rosbeckrealty.com

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Viewpoints; Bobbi Flake Reed, Inc. 71 Main Street, VH 508-693-0222 Fax: 508-693-5888 E-mail: bobbi@viewpointsmv.com www.viewpointsmv.com Vineyard Homes Realty PO Box 1071 VH 508-693-7066 Fax: 508-693-7065 E-mail: vinhomes@gmail.com

Wallace and Co - Southeby’s International Realty One North Water Street, ED 508-627-3313 Fax: 508-627-9777 E-mail: info@wallacemv.com www.wallacemv.com

REAL ESTATE - RADIO On the House - WVVY 93.7 PO Box 821, VH 508-693-6204 www.onthehousewvvy.com

REAL ESTATE - SCHOOLS Cape Cod & Islands Association of Realtors 508-957-4300 Toll Free: 800-442-0006 Fax: 508-771-0067 E-mail: membership@cciaor.com www.cciaor.com

Sandpiper Realty Inc 60 Winter Street, ED 508-627-3737 Fax: 508-627-7014 E-mail: re@sandpiperrealty.com www.sandpiperrealty.com

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

Upper Cape & Vineyard Realty Beach Road, Ext, VH 508-693-5379 E-mail: uppercape@comcast.net www.uppercapeandvineyard.com

508 693-4800 800 287-4801 Sheila Morse C. David Cron Nora Jardin Robin O’Donnell Michele Moore Elexis Wildanger Diana Gilmore Michael Davin Caroline Taylor

“Helping others to share… the Vineyard experience”

Sales & Rentals 107 Beach Rd. Suite 203 P.O. Box 746 Vineyard Haven, MA 02568 islandre@vineyard.net

www.islandrealestatemv.com Fax: 508-693-7540 REALTOR®

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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, even ice skating, you will find facilities for all your favorite activities

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AMUSEMENTS Funhunters Scavenger Hunt 10 Gert’s Way, ED 413-335-5770 E-Mail: funhunterkid@gmail.com www.funhunterkid.com

ARBORETUMS The Polly Hill Arboretum 809 State Road,WT, Visitors' Center 508-693-9426 www.pollyhillarboretum.org

BASEBALL Martha’s Vineyard Baseball Group LLC, OB 508-687-9705 E-mail: jerrymurphy@mvsharks.com www.mvsharks.com

CAMPS - DAY 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 See our ad page 88.

Martha’s Vineyard Adventure Camp VH 508-693-8484 E-mail: info@mvadventurecamp.com www.mvadventurecamp.com

Montessori Summer Enrichment Program Tiah’s Cove Road, WT 617-688-3818 E-mail: debrapolucci@yahoo.com

Netherfield Farm 137 Old Kings Hwy, CH 508-645-2724 E-mail: netherfieldfarms@yahoo.com www.netherfieldfarms.com CAROUSELS Flying Horses Carousel Oak Bluffs Avenue, OB 508-693-8055 www.mvpreservation.org GOLF COURSES - PUBLIC & PRIVATE IBWS Golf ED 508-627-4216 E-mail: ibwsgolf@aol.com

Mink Meadows Golf Course Golf Club Road, off Franklin Street, VH 508-693-0600 www.minkmeadows.com

Vineyard Golf Club 100 Club House Lane, ED 508-627-8930

GOLF COURSES - MINIATURE Island Cove Mini Golf and Climbing Wall State Road, VH (across from Cronig's Market) 508-693-2611 www.islandcoveminigolf.com See our ad page 89.

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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 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. Sheriff’s Meadow Foundation 508-693-5207 www.sheriffsmeadow.org

The Trustees of Reservations 860 State Rd., PO Box 2106, VH 508-693-7662 Fax: 508-693-7713 E-mail: islands@ttor.org www.thetrustees.org See our ad page 89.

Vineyard Conservation Society PO Box 2189, 57 David Ave., VH 508-693-9588 Fax: 508-693-0683 E-mail: info@vineyardconservation.org www.vineyardconservation.org HORSEBACK RIDING Esperanza Riding Co. WT 508-939-1001 E-mail: mvy@esperanzaridingcompany.com www.esperanzaridingcompany.com See our ad on page 89. Red Pony Farm 85 Red Pony Road, WT 508-693-3788 Fax: 508-693-6935 E-mail: redponyfarm@earthlink.net www.redponyfarmmv.com

ICE SKATING RINKS Martha’s Vineyard Arena Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., OB 508-693-4438 508-693-3933 (Pro Shop) Fax: 508-693-4223 E-mail: mvice@vineyard.net www.mvarena.com NEWSPAPERS Martha’s Vineyard Times 30 Beach Rd., VH 508-693-6100 www.mvtimes.com

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NEWSPAPERS continued Vineyard Gazette 34 South Summer St., ED 508-627-4311 www.mvgazette.com SKATE PARKS Martha’s Vineyard Skate Park PO Box 1297, VH 508-693-6888 www.mvskatepark.com

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The FARM Institute Summer Programs

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Local Meat & Produce available at our farm stand

Voted “Best Kids Activity” by Cape Cod Life magazine five years in a row! Phone: (508) 627-7007 www.farminstitute.org 14 Aero Ave., Edgartown

GUIDED LIGHTHOUSE & NATURE TOURS AVAILABLE DAILY, MAYͶOCTOBER Join us for a discovery tour by kayak or over-sand vehicle! Lighthouse ʹ Natural History ʹ Kayak ʹ Explore the Shore ʹ Special Programs To schedule a tour, please call: CAPE POGE WILDLIFE REFUGE ʹ Chappaquiddick ʹ 508.627.3599 LONG POINT WILDLIFE REFUGE ʹ West Tisbury ʹ 508.693.7392 www.thetrustees.org 88

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WILDLIFE SANCTUARIES Felix Neck Wildlife Sanctuary Off Edgartown-VH Rd., Felix Neck Drive, ED 508-627-4850 Fax 508-627-6052 www.massaudubon.org

YMCA YMCA of Martha’s Vineyard, Inc. 111R Edgartown-Vineyard Haven Rd., OB PO Box 881, VH 508-696-7171 Fax: 508-696-6806 E-mail: mail@ymcamv.org www.ymcamv.org See our ad this page.

ZOOS World of Reptiles & Bird Park Off Edgartown-VH Rd., Bachelder Avenue, ED 508-627-5634 www.reptilesandbirds.com

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Shopping on Martha’sVineyard 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 antiques, handcrafts, whimsical gifts and designer label clothing.



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Martha’s Vineyard gear in the shops of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. Antique stores are also plentiful on the Vineyard. While some specialize in maritime pieces and scrimshaw, every period and taste is on hand. Whether you’re shopping with a particular item in mind or just looking for something out-of-the-ordinary, shoppers will leave the Island loaded with treasures and eager to return. 2013-14 Travel Guide

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GIFTS - HANDCRAFTED Martha’s Vineyard Candle Company, On the Oak Bluffs harbor, next to Our Market, OB 508-696-9005 E-mail: linda@mvcandle.com www.mvcandle.com See our ad this page.

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GIFT SHOPS Rainy Day 66 Main Street, VH 508-693-1830 Fax: 508-696-1833 www.rainydaymv.com See our ad on page 92.

JEWELRY CB Stark Jewelers 53A Main Street, VH 508-693-2284 27 North Water Street, ED 508-627-1260 888-227-8272 Fax: 508-693-5259 www.cbstark.com See our ad this page. YARN - RETAIL Heath Hen Yarn & Quilt Shop 459 State Road, VH 508-693-6730 www.heathen.com See our ad this page.

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Woodland Center 459 State Road, Vineyard Haven 508.693.6730 · www.heathhen.com

Fine hand poured Island made candles. Over 50 scents all under $20. Featuring our popular “Island Towns” line. Holiday favorites, plus “Aromantics”, our own line of aromatherapy products. :H·UH QH[W GRRU WR ´2XU 0DUNHWµ RQ 2DN %OXIIV +DUERU (DV\ SDUNLQJ

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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 beauty of

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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 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! 2013 -14 Travel Guide

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FLOWERS - WEDDING Cottage Garden Edgartown 508-627-3528 E-mail: cottage@vineyard.net Website: www.cottagegarden.vineyard.net

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

Morrice Florist, Inc. 149 State Road, Vineyard Haven 508-693-0392 E-mail: morriceflorist@verizon.net Website: www.morriceflorist.com

Laura B. Johnston, Justice of the Peace 5 Troy St., Oak Bluffs 508-693-8170 E-mail: clerkgirl@verizon.net

Donaroma’s Florist Greenhouse Nursery & Landscaping Services Edgartown 508-627-3036 Fax: 508-627-7855 E-mail: kate@donaromas.com Website: www.donaromas.com

First Congregational Church of West Tisbury Rev. Cathlin Baker PO Box 3000, PMB 3111 State Road West Tisbury 508-693-2842 Fax: 508-693-8671 EMail: wtiscong@comcast.net Website: www.wtcongregationalchurch.org

James S. Pringle, Justice of the Peace 125 Clover Hill Drive Vineyard Haven 508-693-3224 E-mail: pringlemv@gmail.com

MARRIAGE OFFICIANTS John S. Alley, Justice of the Peace State Road, West Tisbury 508-693-2950 E-mail: alleys@vineyard.net Amore Marriage Ceremonies, Elaine Allen, Rev. PO Box 2344, Vineyard Haven 508-693-3210 Fax: 508-693-3210 E-mail: anjelique7@yahoo.com

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Rev. Patricia Newell Bennett, Clergy PO Box 314, Chilmark 508-645-5099 E-mail: officesatpondmark @gmail.com Website: www.uniqueweddings east.com


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B.Edelin Events Planning Inc. PO Box 1541, 115 Pondview Drive, Oak Bluffs 617-480-7828 Fax: 508-693-0080 E-mail: bedelin@aol.com Website: www.bedelinevents.com

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WEDDING FACILITIES Dreamland Catering 9 Oak Bluffs Ave, OB 508-939-1615 E-mail: info@dreamlandmv.com www.dreamlandmv.com See our ad page 41.

Sailing Camp Park 177 Barnes Road, Oak Bluffs 508-693-6777 E-mail: sailingcamp@oakbluff sma.gov Website: www.oakbluffsma.gov/ index.cfm/page/Sailing-CampPark/pid/10307

Joanna Fairchild Weddings & Events PO Box 4346, Vineyard Haven 617-413-8681 E-mail:joanna@fairchildpr.com WeddingsMV.com PO Box 4500, Vineyard Haven 713-825-5190 E-mail: info@weddingsmv.com Website: weddingsmv.com

Weddings on the Vineyard Lynn Buckmaster-Irwin PO Box 839, West Tisbury 508-696-7658 E-mail: weddings@vineyard.net Website: www.vineyardweddings.com

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WEDDING INVITATIONS Martha’s Vineyard Calligraphy PO Box 1531, Vineyard Haven 508-693-1798 E-mail:marthasvineyard calligraphy@gmail.com Website:marthasvineyard calligraphy.blogspot.com David Welch 2013 -14 Travel Guide

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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 The Gay Head on the site of one of the first Lighthouse 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. 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 The Cape Poge Chop Light was fondly Lighthouse 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 Vincent 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.

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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 The West Chop caretaker’s cottage. By 1838, Lighthouse the building was destroyed by the ravaging sea and rebuilt farther inland. It lasted only 50 years before the 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 The East Chop moved by helicopter for repairs. Lighthouse The lighthouse’s present site is 300 feet from the ever-hungry sea. The Trustees of Reservations (508-627-3599) 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 midSeptember, 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 The Edgartown at 508-627-4441. Tax-deductible donations Lighthouse 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. 2013-14 Travel Guide

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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 and fishermen, blacksmiths and merchants. Learn their stories and you will come to know the Island.

In 1874 a steam engine would attach to pasenger cars holding newly arrived travelers and make a short run to resorts in Katama. Photo courtesy of Chris Baer.

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Ornate Oak Bluffs house, circa 1880

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.

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At present, there are over 900 members 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

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was that no land be taken from the Wampanoags she regained freedom upon his death in 1779. without consent and fair payment. The abolition of slavery in 1783 and the egalitarFrom this time on, the colonial settlers and the ian nature of the whaling industry have made Wampanoags lived without the terror and bloodMartha’s Vineyard a nurturing place where all shed that marked other areas in American history. people have owned land and successfully built Within a few years a congregation of “Praying Indistrong, supportive, and closely-knit communities. ans” was established This colonial period at what is still known was marked by prosperas Christiantown. ity as well as peace. The The Island also sea provided fish for acted as a safe haven both export and Island for people of African use, and the descent. One of the Wampanoags taught the earliest mentions of settlers to capture African home ownerwhales and tow them ship on-Island was in ashore to boil out the oil. the 1763 will of a Farms were productive Wampanoag man as well; in 1720 butter named Elisha Amos. and cheese were being The will, 1/272 Dukes exported by the shipload. Oak Bluffs bathing beach circa 1880 County Probate, proThe American Revovides that his “beloved wife Rebecca” receive lution, however, brought hardships to the Vinelivestock and his house for as long as she lived. yard. Despite the Island’s declared neutrality, Rebecca Amos was an enslaved woman origithe people rallied to the Patriot cause and nally from Guinea, West Africa, who survived the formed companies to defend their homeland. cruel journey of the Middle Atlantic Passage. The With their long heritage of following the sea, described 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 102

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Louis Pease Store, North Water Street, Edgartown

do little to resist a British invasion of the Island, way. In 1835 the Edgartown Methodists had held a and their worst fears were confirmed on Septemcamp meeting in an oak grove high on the bluffs at ber 10, 1778, when a British fleet of 40 ships the northern end of the town. The worshippers and sailed into Vineyard Haven harbor. Within a few their preachers lived in nine improvised tents and days the British raiders had burned many Island the speaker’s platform was made of driftwood. The vessels and removed more than 10,000 sheep camp meeting became a yearly affair and one of and 300 cattle rapidly growing popufrom the Vinelarity. Many found the yard. The raid sea bathing and the was an ecolovely surroundings as nomic blow that uplifting as the call to affected Island repent. The Methodist life for more than Campground meetings a generation. were the catalysts that The whaling transformed the Island industry did not from a simple farming make a real recommunity into an incovery until the ternationally known early 1820s, seaside resort. when many of Many who came for An 1890s Day Trip to the Gay Head Cliffs the mariners a week or two eventubuilt their beaually rented houses tiful homes in Edgartown. The Civil War brought and later became property owners – a pattern the end to the Golden Age of Whaling. Ships on that still occurs today. Summer visitors become the high seas were captured by the Confederate seasonal or, as in the case of many writers and navy, while others were bottled up in the harartists, year-round residents. These people, along bors. Either way, it meant financial ruin for the with the many who retire to the Vineyard bring the ship owners and the Island. world to the Island much as the far-traveled captains did in the great days of whaling. A new industry was “God-sent” in a very literal 2013-14 Travel Guide

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A-1 Martha’s Vineyard Ocean Sports ..........69 Anderson’s Bike Rentals ..............................15 Aquinnah Cultural Center.............................21 Cape Air ........................................................1 3 CB Stark Jewelers ..........................................93 Circuit Style ....................................................76 Clarion Inn Martha’s Vineyard ......................30 David Welch Photography ............................64 Debra M. Gaines Fine Art Gallery ................61 Doctor’s House B&B Martha’s Vineyard ......50 Done Deal Charters ......................................70 Dreamland MV ..............................................41 Edgartown Commons ....................................31 Esperanza Riding Company ..........................89 Fallon ..............................................................29 Farm Institute ................................................88 Fishsticks Charters ........................................69 Giordano’s Restaurant, Clam Bar ................44 Harbor View Hotel ................Inside Back Cover Heath Hen Yarn & Quilt Shop........................93 Hy-Line Cruises ................................................9 Island Cove Mini Golf ....................................89 Island Inn........................................................37 Island Queen....................................Back Cover Island Real Estate..........................................85 Kelley House ..................................................31 Kennedy Studios ..........................................59 LA Brown Photography ..................................63 Lookout Tavern......................Inside front Cover 104

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Louisa Gould Photography & Gallery............65 Lucky Hanks ..................................................32 M.V.P. Luxury Transport ................................16 Mad Max ........................................................68 Mansion House Health Club ........................77 Mansion House Spa ......................................78 Martha’s Vineyard Candle Co. ......................93 Martha’s Vineyard Family Campground ......51 Martha’s Vineyard Gourmet Cafe ................42 Martha’s Vineyard Seacoast Properties ......84 Miss Mary Cosmetics ....................................78 MV Chowder Company ..................................43 Nicole Friedler Photography ..........................65 Party Boat Skipper ........................................70 Peter Simon Photography & Gallery ............62 R.S.V.P. Martha’s Vineyard ..............................5 Rainy Day........................................................92 Rhode Island Fast Ferry ................................12 Sea Spa Salon................................................77 Seastreak LLC ................................................10 Sharky’s Cantina............................................45 Smoke & Bones ............................................44 Steamship Authority ......................................11 The Trustees of Reservations........................88 Vineyard Harbor Motel ..................................49 Wesley Hotel ..................................................39 Wind’s Up! ......................................................70 YMCA ..............................................................89


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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.

Martha’s Vineyard Transit Authority (VTA)

Roads shown in red indicate VTA routes:

The Island offers reliable and affordable public transportation year round. Buses run on major roads throughout the Island and may be flagged en-route.

• Pick up a map on any VTA bus, at the SSA, Chamber of Commerce or Edgartown Visitors Center. • Visit online at www.vineyardtransit.com • Call VTA at 508-693-9440. For in-season and off-season schedules:


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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 regulationsand and take note West Chop of all warning signs. Loop

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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 seriously endangered by climbing on the cliffs and removal of clay.

At Herring Creek on Lake Tashmoo. Open to all.

walk from the parking lot on a cleared trail. There is a $15 parking fee in summer.

Tisbury Town Beach F f Owen Little Way, next to the Vineyard Haven Yacht Club. Open to all.

Aquinnah Public Beach (Moshup Beach) F m B w Surf beach off Moshup Trail. The beach is approximately a ten-minute 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.

Philbin Beach $ r Surf beach off Moshup Trail. Aquinnah residents only.

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Lucy Vincent Beach $m t Chilmark section of south shore.

Open to Chilmark residents and renters only.

Menemsha Public Beach F m B y Next to Menemsha Harbor, a gentle beach with the clear, bright water. Open to all.

Squibnocket Beach $ u Chilmark section of south shore, a surf beach. Open to Chilmark residents and renters only.

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

Lambert’s Cove Beach $ m g Considered by many to have the finest sand and clearest water on the north shore. West Tisbury residents and renters only.

Long Point Beach (at Wildlife Refuge) F m h Offers swimming in Long Point Pond and at south beach. Summer access

via Waldron’s Bottom Road. Trustees of Reservations. Admission fee.

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

Fuller Street Beach F k 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.

Oak Bluffs Town Beach F 7 m B o Calm, shallow water. The beach begins near the Steamship Authority dock

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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.

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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).

D. Edgartown to Vineyard Haven: To getdirectly 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.

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.


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