Steamship Authority cancels some ferries due to weather, mechanical issues

The National Weather Service has predicted winds gusting to 60 mph on Martha's Vineyard.

Updated 8 pm

The following trips have been canceled by the Steamship Authority due to weather conditions.

M/V NANTUCKET 8:30PM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven

M/V NANTUCKET 9:30PM Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole

MV NANTUCKET 6:15PM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven

M/V NANTUCKET 7:15PM Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole

M/V MARTHA’S VINEYARD 7:30PM Woods Hole to Vineyard Haven

M/V MARTHA’S VINEYARD 6:15PM Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole

Earlier in the day several runs of the MV Nantucket were canceled due to mechanical issues, even though the first alert said the ferry trips were canceled due to weather conditions.

In an email to the Times, SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll wrote that the problem with the Nantucket was due to an issue with the throttle controls: “The throttle was operational but the readout on the bridge was not functioning properly. We’re working on it now.”

The Authority anticipates more cancellations due to weather conditions with the National Weather Service predicting a period of high winds for the Cape and Islands peaking Monday afternoon and gradually diminishing through Tuesday. Wind gusts of between 45 mph and 55 mph, with the potential to be as high as 60 mph, are forecast. Sustained winds of 25 to 40 mph are also possible.

The Steamship Authority advises its customers to check the Authority’s website for further updates. Current Conditions may be viewed at

To make or modify a reservation please call 508.477.8600, online at, or visit one of the terminals.

For additional information please refer to