12.21.11

Late in the afternoon of January 17, 1944, two young servicemen died in an accident at what is now the Martha’s Vineyard Airport.

Tom Dunlop

09.01.11

Smoke and fire billowed in the sky, and the full moon of two days past seemed to hang in the branches of the tall elm trees that lined Main Street. The date was April 7, 1961, and the Edgartown Playhouse was on fire.

Lorraine St. Pierre

08.01.11

It may be the most cryptic and intriguing memorial to an individual on Martha’s Vineyard, located in what may be the prettiest setting.

Tom Dunlop

08.01.11

From Aquinnah to Chappaquiddick, the Vineyard’s five lighthouses are an integral part of the Island’s coastal character. Each of these beacons has its own story of origin and survival, and we uncover the tale of a sixth Vineyard lighthouse that is no more.

07.01.11

Despite the prominent sign pointing toward Menemsha’s Dutcher Dock, the source of the name is a mystery to most visitors and residents.

Tom Dunlop

07.01.11

The new book Jaws: Memories from Martha’s Vineyard takes a behind-the-scenes look at the 1974 filming of the greatest shark movie ever, often from the perspective of Island residents who were there. The film’s Fourth of July beach sequence – a.k.a. the end of Alex Kintner – involved coordinating hundreds of extras in unpredictable and inhospitable weather, as this excerpt from the book attests.

Matt Taylor

05.01.11

To survey relics from the whole history of Edgartown harbor these days, you need only travel to a dive shop on the south side of Oak Bluffs.

Tom Dunlop

05.01.11

In the usual quirky way of Chappaquiddickers, they often call their home an island even during those eras when it’s very much a peninsula, attached to the rest of Martha’s Vineyard by the barrier beach known as Norton Point. And Norton Point is so-called even though it has no “point” at all. But why? And who was Norton?

Tom Dunlop

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