Above and beyond

Above and beyond

To the Editor:

I have to thank publicly the Steamship Authority for their willingness to go out of their way to help all us folks making our way to the Vineyard.

I left my cellphone on a Peter Pan bus en route to visit family here from New York. The Bourne-Falmouth driver, Gil, contacted the previous driver on the Providence-Hyannis route where I’d left my phone. That driver kindly recovered my phone and guarded it safely in his home in Boston overnight.

The next day he passed it the Boston-Woods Hole driver, John, who knew enough ferry guys to pass one of them an envelope containing my cellphone. That Steamship employee carried it in his or her pocket over to Vineyard Haven, where it waited for me at the ticketing desk.

I can’t be more grateful and wish I could thank those Steamship employees personally.

Emily Friedrichs

New York

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