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

Having paddled here, there, and everywhere, Carolyn Dowd comes home to lead kayak tours all around the Vineyard.

Tom Dresser

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

Margaret Knight

A 22-year-old native of Chappaquiddick, serving as second mate aboard the traditional schooner Pride of Baltimore II, sails across the Atlantic for the first time in her life.

Lily Morris

On its sesquicentennial, Martha’s Vineyard Shipyard, one of the oldest businesses on the Island, stands at the heart of a working Vineyard Haven harbor.

Tom Dunlop

For nine years, Rick Haslet of Chappaquiddick has been building a boat he’s dreamed of since 1978. There’s one little detail that might keep her from being launched this summer as planned: she’s got to be perfect.

Sam Low

How to stock an Island pond with mainland trout.

Geoff Currier

Dominic Zachorne builds a model.

Elaine Lembo