The Chappy ferry is making headlines. Passenger rates may go up, the lines may get longer, and the owner plans to sell. A look at the history of the service shows this isn’t exactly new news.

Tom Dunlop

It carried me home. Even to this day, rounding that final curve, part of me always hopes it will be the Islander I see in the slip, because of the early, visceral memory I have that it is the boat that brings me home.

Nicole Galland

The birth – and near death – of the new Vineyard ferry Island Home as it was being built in Mississippi and Hurricane Katrina arrived.

Tom Dunlop

The pilothouse of David Kadison’s sport-fishing boat is a utilitarian place.

Ali Berlow

Nevin Sayre of Vineyard Haven, five-time U.S. windsurfing champion, launches himself into the brave new world of kiteboarding.

Jim Kaplan

Lobsterville Beach after dark in summer months is particularly alluring to Vineyard fishermen.

Joe Tate

My husband is having an affair of heart with Mabel, but I think I’m falling in love with her, too.

Margaret Knight

A few Menemsha lobstermen hang on to a way of life as the catch in southern New England hits a 25-year low. Scientists, regulators, and fishermen are debating the reasons why.

Christine Schultz