SSA holds public hearing on ferry schedules

The Island Home has returned. — Gabrielle Mannino

There is a public hearing in Falmouth Monday at 4 pm at Falmouth High School to consider 2020 summer and fall operating schedules.

Woods Hole residents have been urging the SSA to eliminate 5:30 am ferry runs because of truck noise, but several Island towns and the Dukes County Commission have agreed to write letters objecting to any elimination of ferry service to the Vineyard.

A shuttle bus to the high school is being provided for Vineyard residents who take the 2:30 pm ferry from Vineyard Haven to Woods Hole.

Written comments can be made by email to or by mail to General Manager Robert Davis, Steamship Authority, 228 Palmer Ave., Falmouth, MA 02540.