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Our photographer Elizabeth Cecil turns her lens on a memorable season.

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It’s a strange twist of fate that oysters, often described as nature’s aphrodisiacs, are such funny-looking things.

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The schooner Charlotte delivers a cargo of supplies and hope.

By Nat Benjamin

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Lying at the southern end of Chappaquiddick’s inland waterway, Poucha was historically a freshwater pond, sealed by a dike that included sluiceways and a herring run.

By Kib Bramhall

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Seaweed could be the Island’s next big thing in aquaculture, depending on the results of an experiment growing the plant in Vineyard waters.

By Sara Brown

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Early in the morning on Katama Bay, a rosy sunrise lights the sky above Chappaquiddick as cormorants and seagulls loiter on docks and anchored boats bob on lapping waves. The Island is still mostly quiet, but at the town landing parking lot, truck after truck pulls in and gear is unloaded, waders pulled on, boats pulled in from their anchorage. Farmers rise early, after all, and despite appearances, the bay is home to one of the Island’s most thriving agricultural industries.

By Sara Brown

10.01.15

Forget hunting or fishing – starting in October, gathering sweet bay scallops is where it’s at.

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If all goes well, local biologists will soon be growing gold in local waters. Scientists with the Martha’s Vineyard Shellfish Group and the Marine Biological Laboratory (MBL) have been breeding golden mussels, a unique-hued version of the common mussel that they hope will boost the Island’s nascent farmed mussel industry.

By Sara Brown

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