05.01.16

Favorite part of the job? “The different kinds of people you can meet through the season. A lot of my customers have been with me twenty years now.”

05.01.16

It was late in the evening on June 4, 1955 and Kib Bramhall needed a Vineyard fix.

Kib Bramhall

03.01.16

Name: Savannah Hooe

Occupation: Seaman apprentice, Coast Guard Station Menemsha

A day on the Job: Boat checks and inspections, standing watch (manning theradios), training. “You see some pretty cool things literally every time you go out.You learn something new every time. You never know.”

Favorite part of the job? “Knowing people can depend on you to help themin need.”

03.01.16

The tide was just starting to flow east when Stuart Hunter and I skidded my nine-foot tin boat down the cliff at Pilots Landing and rowed toward Wash Rock, where terns were working over breaking bass. We dropped anchor up-current, the hook held and we were in business, casting metal into the action from our miniature craft.

Kib Bramhall

12.01.15

The schooner Charlotte delivers a cargo of supplies and hope.

Nat Benjamin

12.01.15

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.

Kib Bramhall

12.01.15

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

Sara Brown

12.01.15

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.

Sara Brown

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