The history of first families on Martha’s Vineyard.

How different these harbors are – one on the Vineyard, one in Norway – may depend on where you are from.

Shelley Christiansen

One hundred and forty-five years ago, the toughest crewman aboard the Holmes Hole whaling ship America attacked the mate with a knife. But this confrontation led to an even more shocking incident, as the crewman revealed that he was a she.

Tom Dunlop

The story behind some of the old things you can see around the Island.

Tom Dunlop

It started with an entrepreneurial grocer and a diligent doctor. Today, Verizon and Comcast are battling for your dollars. A look at phone service on the Island says a lot about this place and the people who live here.

Shelley Christiansen

Just thirty years ago, the Vineyard and neighboring islands voted to secede from the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

Mike Seccombe

No longer a commercial thoroughfare, the Dr. Fisher Road still spans the Island’s midsection – despite being overgrown in places and downright difficult to find.

Tod Dimmick

1. Which of these Vineyard women was a poet who seemed to prefer the company of chickens to people?

    a. Rebecca West    b. Lucy Vincent    c. Lydia Norton    d. Nancy Luce

2. Who was Thomas Mayhew Jr.?    a. a Chilmark sheep farmer    b. a famous sea captain    c. a missionary    d. the founder of Mad Martha’s

3. Which two boats ran aground in Vineyard Sound?

Tom Dresser