SSA diverts Oak Bluffs trips to Vineyard Haven


8:25 am, Monday

The Steamship Authority announced Monday morning the cancellation of the freight boat Governor’s early morning trips. She has resumed operation.

The ferry Martha’s Vineyard departed from Vineyard Haven at 8:15 am with a full load. Initially, there were fewer than two rows of vehicles in the reservation lanes for the normally busy time slot but vehicles straggling in filled the empty spots and she left port with one open space on her freight deck.

The freight boat Governor pulled into port just as the Martha’s Vineyard departed. Station manager Leigh Cormier said Sunday was very busy. It appears that many Island visitors left early.

Late Sunday morning, the Steamship Authority announced it was diverting ferries departing from and arriving at the Oak Bluffs terminal to Vineyard Haven.

Earlier the SSA said it “is anticipating that it may have to suspend ferry service before the end of its scheduled operating day on Sunday for the Woods Hole-Martha’s Vineyard route due to the impacts from Tropical Storm Hermine.”

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