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.

Twenty-five observations and recollections from the pages of Martha’s Vineyard Magazine.

Among the most popular regular features in the magazine are its history stories – no surprise there, when you consider how unique and adventurous the Island’s history is.

Tom Dunlop

The beloved Islander, gone now from Vineyard waters for three-and-a-half years, got this writer thinking about the fate of Island ferries from decades past.

Karl Zimmermann

It's a remarkable house sitting in just the right place looking out over the perfect view. And it seems like it's always been there, but it hasn't. Sixty-five years ago it stood on Stonewall Beach at Squibnocket, maybe a hundred feet from lapping waves. That's almost unthinkable now, with what we know about storms, hurricanes and erosion. It's illegal, as a matter of fact.

Niki Patton

Some have called the Andrea Doria the Mount Everest of shipwrecks. But in early June, a manned submersible successfully visited the wreak, bringing back new sonar images.

Sara Brown

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