Island Home back in service

The Island Home has returned. — Gabrielle Mannino

The Steamship Authority’s largest ferry is back in service. The vessel motored over from the SSA repair facility in Fairhaven Wednesday night and entered service Thursday, according to SSA spokesman Sean Driscoll. The ferry had been out of service for its annual repair period and stayed out longer because of challenges created by the pandemic. The Island Home is presently making seven round trips a day on the Vineyard route.