The Square Rigger
235 State Road
Edgartown, MA 02539
This Martha's Vineyard restaurant was a house built about 1800 by Capt. Thomas Marshall Pease, who was a whaling captain and sailed square-rigged ships. The old house communicates a feeling of the Island in days long gone by.
The house has had many owners, the Thomas family and a Mr. Thomas Wilson of Boston, being among them. The original location of the house was at Edgartown Great Pond. Upon Mr. Wilson's death, the land was to be used as a bird sanctuary, the house was sold to Mr. Manuel S. Duarte of Vineyard Haven and moved to its present location by him.
The house was first used as an art studio and then as an upholstery shop. It has since been restored by Mr. John D. Donnelly, thus bringing to life, "The Square Rigger."
William D. Holtham purchased The Square Rigger and added the Open Hearth which the restaurant boasts today. The Square-Rigger now sails on, conveying traditional Edgartown hospitality and fine foods, piloted by Doreen and Tony Rezendes. The fine art of preparing your meal to your liking has become a tradition at the Rigger.