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