Ferries & Steamers: Lecture Series

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Ferries & Steamers: Lecture Series

Ferries and Steamers Lecture Series

Traveling to or from the mainland by boat has been part of life on Martha’s Vineyard for centuries. It is one of the Island experiences that first-time tourists, frequent visitors and long-time residents all share. This four-part lecture series by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper traces the story of Vineyard ferries from the early 1700s to the present day: from sail to steam to diesel, by way of storms, shipwrecks, and strikes. Join us for a deep dive into the history behind the Ferry Tales exhibit.

MVM Members: $15; Non-Members: $20.

May 2nd -From Sailboats to Sidewheelers, 1700-1900

May 9th -The Golden Age of Steam, 1900-1945

May 16th -The Islander and the Authority, 1945-1973

May 23rd -From Nantucket to Now, 1974-2024

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Start Date

May 2, 2024 05:00 PM

End Date

May 23, 2024 06:00 PM

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