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The story of Vineyard transportation and the story of evolution and innovation. Getting to Martha's Vineyard has never been easy. Native Americans built canoes for the journey, and early settlers crossed Vineyard Sound in small sailing packets. Steamships dramatically changed island life. On the island, the horse-drawn trolley evolved into the electric trolley. Tourists and residents crowded railroads until they were replaced by the automobile. The story of Vineyard transportation is the story of an evolution of man and machine, of opportunity and necessity, of dependence and cooperative efforts. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he traces the changes in island living brought about by these transportation innovations.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas Dresser, Foreword by Herbert Foster
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2019
File: 160 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781467140003

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The name Martha's Vineyard first appears in a book describing the English explorer Bartholomew Gosnold's 1602 voyage from England. Long before that, the Wampanoag called this island Noepe. English colonists--missionaries, farmers, and seafarers--began to settle on the Vineyard in the 1640s. During the 19th century, seafaring industries dominated the economy, with busy harbors hosting thousands of ships as they put in for refitting, supplies, and crew members. Vineyarders from all classes and diverse ethnicities traveled the world in search of trade and whales, returning home after their long voyages to fishing, farms, and the families who stayed behind. Even as the whaling boom diminished, religious revivalism and then tourism brought more and more summer visitors. By the 20th century, the now familiar yearly cycle of quiet winters alternating with enormous bursts of activity and population in the summers was well established.

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Genre: History
Author: Bonnie Stacy
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2014-05-05
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439645031

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Martha's Vineyard is cherished by many as a summer paradise, but few know of its rich past. Descendants of the first Native American inhabitants still reside on the Vineyard. Once a critical whaling hub, the island's success drew in newcomers from around the world. Following the Civil War, land developers set their sights on attracting tourists to the island's scenic beaches, and soon thereafter, a visit from President Grant established Martha's Vineyard as a vacation haven. From a movement to secede from Massachusetts to the making of the summer blockbuster Jaws, author Thomas Dresser weaves together the threads of the Vineyard's fascinating history. Discover how this remarkable island adapted to the times and came to be one of the most sought-out vacation destinations on the East Coast.

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Genre: History
Author: Thomas Dresser
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2015-05-04
File: 176 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781625849045

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Behind the mansions and presidential vacations of Martha's Vineyard hide the lost stories and forgotten events of small-town America. What was the island's role in the Underground Railroad? Why do chickens festoon Nancy Luce's grave? And how did the people of the Vineyard react in 1923 when the rumrunning ship John Dwight sank with the island's supply of liquor aboard? Delve deep below the surface of history to discover the origin and meaning of local place names and the significance of beloved landmarks. Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha's Vineyard.

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Genre: Photography
Author: Thomas Dresser
Publisher: Arcadia Publishing
Release: 2017-04-17
File: 144 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781439660287

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Genre:
Author: George Washington Eldridge
Publisher:
Release: 1880
File: 60 Pages
ISBN-13: NYPL:33433081828265

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It's no surprise that remote Martha's Vineyard is home to a significant population of ghosts. After twenty years in print, this classic is now updated and expanded with new information and new stories.

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Genre: History
Author: Holly Nadler
Publisher:
Release: 2014-09-08
File: 181 Pages
ISBN-13: 1608933520

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Describes the towns and local attractions of the three areas, and offers recommendations for hotels, restaurants, shopping, and leisure activities.

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Genre: Travel
Author: Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
Release: 2009-02
File: 347 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400008025

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Describes the towns and local attractions of the three areas, and offers recommendations for hotels, restaurants, shopping, and leisure activities.

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Genre: Travel
Author:
Publisher: Fodors Travel Publications
Release: 2011
File: 333 Pages
ISBN-13: 9781400005185

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Genre:
Author: Tollyn Jules Twitchell
Publisher:
Release: 1953
File: 44 Pages
ISBN-13: OCLC:30984893

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Genre: Martha's Vineyard (Mass.)
Author: Susan Klein
Publisher: Alan Brigish
Release: 2010
File: 136 Pages
ISBN-13: 0615366996

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