Thanks to the SSA


To the Editor:

I would like to thank the Steamship Authority, morespecifically the crew at the Oak Bluffs terminal on Tuesday, September 27, at 6:15. After completing an almost impossible to-do list late in the afternoon at work, in an attempt to make the boat, I was shocked when I arrived 20 minutes early. (How often does that happen?)

After I arrived, I got out of the car and shut the car door to get my bike off the rack, while one of my two dogs decided to step on the button and lock all the doors. Keys, phone, luggage (my boyfriend and I are headed to meet my niece for the first time), wallet, and dogs all stuck inside.

I ran around to all the doors and windows of the police station with no sign of anyone inside. The people inside the ferry office called the police and got someone to come unlock the door.

At this point it was well after 6:15, and we had already planned on missing the boat, only to see that it was waiting. How often does the ferry wait? Bikes, bags, two dogs, and a bike rack in our hands, we ran down to be greeted with smiles and hands offering to help.

We have lived here year-round for almost four years, and days like this make us glad to be Islanders. Thank you to the other passengers as well, for waiting! Here’s to a good winter.

Julie Olson