09.02.14

Once upon a time it was standard wisdom that the hurricane of 1938 was the first and worst to hit the Island. But hidden in the bottom of coastal marshes, and in old logbooks and newspapers, is the true story of New England hurricanes.

Tom Dunlop

09.01.14

Ed Jerome, current Martha’s Vineyard Striped Bass and Bluefish Derby president and former Edgartown school principal, sports a turtleneck–polo shirt combo and a mustache that’s unmistakably eighties at the derby headquarters.

09.01.14

Charlie Blair was five years old, living in a summer house on Katama Bay in Edgartown, when Hurricane Carol slashed the Vineyard on August 31, 1954, sixty years ago this summer.

Tom Dunlop

08.01.14

Paris has the Louvre, London the British Museum. Washington has the Smithsonian, and now the Smithsonian has the Vineyard.

Jessica B. Harris

08.01.14

Irving Chapman, a founding member of the Egartown Reading Room, with hisdaughter Lucille “Tootie” Chapman at Edgartown Bathing Beach on Chappaquiddick.

07.01.14

On the morning of Wednesday, July 1, 1891 a large flag with a white background, blue border, and the words “Harbor View” in crimson letters was run up the flagpole of a new enterprise at the very edge of Edgartown.

Nis Kildegaard

07.01.14

Phillip R. Allston, of Boston and Martha’s Vineyard, snapped this picture of his friends at Inkwell Beach in Oak Bluffs.

 

05.01.14

No one involved could have imagined it.

Matthew Stackpole

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