This is the twentieth “Notes from the Tackle Room” column that I have written, and it occurs to me that perhaps, for the Home & Garden issue, I should elaborate on what this room consists of.

Kib Bramhall

In September President Barack Obama designated about 5,000 square miles of deep sea canyons and ancient underwater mountains southeast of Cape Cod as the first national marine monument in the Atlantic Ocean.

Sara Brown

The culture of surfing in Vineyard waters has gained momentum in recent years with advances in weather-tracking technology. The Island’s south-shore swells are inconsistent, but occasionally they can be epic. The waves can also get crowded, and many surfers are protective of their turf.

Mike Seccombe

A family, a couple, and a solo sailor make their homes on boats in Vineyard Haven harbor.

Elaine Pace

How the fisheries have shifted focus over the past twenty-five years.

Mike Seccombe

A Gannon & Benjamin schooner launched in 2001 is the focus of a new art book.

Tom Dunlop

Something remarkable happens when you kayak on Martha’s Vineyard. Moments after the first strokes, you change. The random chatter inside your head – the cares, preoccupations, calculations, and mental projections of the day – fades away, replaced by stillness. The naked moment reveals itself.

Julian Wise

A state law from 1647 gives private landholders exclusive rights to their beaches, and some Island towns exclude non-residents from enjoying a day at their stretches of sand. Whether beaches should be open to the public is an ongoing topic of debate on the Vineyard.

Mike Seccombe

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