Travel alert: SSA warns of possible ferry interruptions

The Steamship Authority has canceled some ferries due to heavy winds. -Gabrielle Mannino

With a nor’easter bearing down on the region Friday, the Steamship Authority has issued the following travel alert:

“The National Weather Service is warning of high winds affecting our area Friday night into Saturday, with gale warnings taking effect Friday afternoon. As a result, service may be disrupted on both the Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket routes.”

Travelers are advised to refer to and check the Steamship Authority website for further updates.

Meanwhile, the SSA issued another advisory for Sunday that’s not weather related. “The transfer bridge to Slip No. 2 in Woods Hole (the southernmost slip) will be swapped out for repairs Sunday morning starting at around 7 am,” the advisory states. “Work should be completed by 2 pm Sunday. During this time, we will have only one operational slip and, as a result, trips aboard the MV Woods Hole will be delayed.”

The following trips from Vineyard Haven will have delayed arrival times: 7:30 am, 9:50 am, and 12:20 pm.

The following trips from Woods Hole will have delayed departure times: 8:35 am, 11:05 am, and 1:35 p.m.

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