SSA suspends Martha’s Vineyard service


In a travel advisory updated early Monday morning, Wayne Lamson, Steamship Authority general manager, announced that the Steamship Authority has suspended all of today’s ferry service for the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket due to high winds and rough seas.

Service on the Hyannis-Nantucket route was suspended yesterday.

“The National Weather Service,” Mr. Lamson said in a statement on Sunday, “has issued a Hurricane Force Wind Warning for Southern New England. Storm force winds, with hurricane force gusts, are expected Monday into Monday evening before starting to subside on Tuesday.

“The Steamship Authority is anticipating that its ferry service for the Islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket will be suspended throughout Monday and into Tuesday. Further updates will be provided as additional weather forecasts become available.”

Mr. Lamson added, “In preparation for the storm, the M/V Eagle, M/V Gay Head and M/V Iyanough are expected to tie up later today in Hyannis. The M/V Island Home and M/V Katama will be berthed overnight in Woods Hole and the M/V Nantucket is expected to tie up in Vineyard Haven at the end of her operating day later today.

“The Steamship Authority advises its customers to check the Authority’s website,, for further updates and status reports on trip cancellations.”