Mechanical problem interrupts Island Home service


The Island Home failed to make its Tuesday noon trip from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole due to mechanical problems.

Wayne Lamson, Steamship Authority general manager, said when he first announced the cancellation that the Island Home was expected to resume service with the 1:15 pm trip from Woods Hole. But, in a later update, he said the Coast Guard was working with the boatline to clear the vessel for its next scheduled departure, at 3:45 pm from Woods Hole. The ferry left at 3:50 pm.

Mr. Lamson said there was a potential mechanical issue that was checked and cleared.