Sampson’s Hill, Sankaty, Sea Serpent, Sebastian, the Singing Cop, and Squeteague.

Kelley House, Craig Johnstone Kingsbury, and King’s Land of Tisbury.

Moon-cusser, Moon-Cusser Coffee House, and Money Hill.

Wasque, Wild Men of Borneo, and Captain Thomas Worth.

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.

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

Long before presidential limousines rumbled along dusty Island roads or visiting Hollywood celebrities were “packaged” for charity auctions, one of the movie industry’s most highly acclaimed actors lived quietly with his wife and two children on more than two hundred acres in Chilmark.

Karla Araujo

In the classroom and online, schoolchildren are learning multi-layered lessons derived from the Island’s rich whaling heritage.

Moira C. Silva

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