Travel History of Martha   s Vineyard  A   From Canoes and Horses to Steamships and Trolleys Book

Travel History of Martha s Vineyard A From Canoes and Horses to Steamships and Trolleys


  • Author : Thomas Dresser, Foreword by Herbert Foster
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2019
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467140003

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Travel History of Martha s Vineyard A From Canoes and Horses to Steamships and Trolleys Book Description :

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.

Martha s Vineyard Book

Martha s Vineyard


  • Author : Bonnie Stacy
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2014-05-05
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439645031

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Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

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.

Martha s Vineyard Book

Martha s Vineyard


  • Author : Thomas Dresser
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2015-05-04
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN 10 : 9781625849045

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Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

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.

Martha s Vineyard   The Delaplaine 2021 Long Weekend Guide Book

Martha s Vineyard The Delaplaine 2021 Long Weekend Guide


  • Author : Andrew Delaplaine
  • Publisher : Gramercy Park Press
  • Release Date : 2020-09-10
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 72
  • ISBN 10 :

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Martha s Vineyard The Delaplaine 2021 Long Weekend Guide Book Description :

A complete guide for everything you need to experience a great Long Weekend on Martha’s Vineyard. Explore Edgartown, Aquinnah, Oak Bluffs, Chilmark, the beaches—wherever your trip takes you on the Vineyard. “We had 10 days on Cape Cod, but after a problem with our B&B that forced us to vacate 3 days early, we got this book online and decided to take the ferry over to Martha’s Vineyard where we had the best time of our lives. Next year, we’re spending the whole 10 days here and leaving crowded Cape Cod behind!” --- Morris W., Seattle “Being Londoners who’d never been to Cape Cod before, we found our experience on Martha’s Vineyard to be the best thing about the whole trip. And we had a whole week AFTER Labor Day, when the entire place changes into another world. A truly magical place.” --- Frederick H., London You'll save a lot of time using this concise guide. =Lodgings (throughout the area) variously priced =Fine & budget restaurants, more than enough listings to give you a sense of the variety to be found. =Principal attractions -- don't waste your precious time on the lesser ones. We've done all the work for you. =A handful of interesting shopping ideas.

Hidden History of Martha s Vineyard Book

Hidden History of Martha s Vineyard


  • Author : Thomas Dresser
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2017-04-17
  • Genre: Photography
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN 10 : 9781439660287

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Hidden History of Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

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.

Ghosts of Martha s Vineyard Book

Ghosts of Martha s Vineyard


  • Author : Tom Dresser
  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release Date : 2020-09-21
  • Genre: History
  • Pages : 128
  • ISBN 10 : 9781467146463

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Ghosts of Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

Martha's Vineyard has always been known as a charming seaside destination. But on this island, a cautious tour reveals darker tales that lie beneath its familiar exterior. Walk by the House of Correction, where Old Joe patrols the cells in the afterlife. Savor spirits at the Kelley House, where the ghost of the widow of a whaleman rolls Christmas ornaments across the floor and appears by the fireplace. Meander into the Victorian Inn, now The Christopher, where a honeymooning couple was spooked by towels flung on the floor and a rug that wiggled from beneath their four-poster. Local author and historian Thomas Dresser explores haunted happenings from all six island towns, as well as tales of pirates, murder and the afterlife.

Fodor s 2009 Cape Cod  Nantucket   Martha s Vineyard Book

Fodor s 2009 Cape Cod Nantucket Martha s Vineyard


  • Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc.
  • Publisher : Fodors Travel Publications
  • Release Date : 2009-02
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 347
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400008025

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Fodor s 2009 Cape Cod Nantucket Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

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

Fodor s Cape Cod  Nantucket   Martha s Vineyard Book

Fodor s Cape Cod Nantucket Martha s Vineyard


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  • Publisher : Fodors Travel Publications
  • Release Date : 2011
  • Genre: Travel
  • Pages : 333
  • ISBN 10 : 9781400005185

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Fodor s Cape Cod Nantucket Martha s Vineyard Book Description :

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