Second port 20 years overdue


Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and the Steamship Authority for a variety of poor reasons, refuse to establish a second mainland port. This port is 20 years overdue. It is necessary to alleviate the dangerous overuse of the Falmouth north-south corridor. It is long past due for Falmouth to stand as the major port for the islands and that it is run safely and responsibly.

Ted Fitzelle


  1. Perhaps you were not paying attention when the SSA did license a private carrier to run from New Bedford to the island. The Private carrier ended that operation because it was unprofitable.

  2. Tom, the private carrier, again this year will be operating from New Bedford to the Vineyard and Nantucket.
    Year around service was unprofitable.

  3. The SSA has two mainland ports, the second they license.
    Falmouth does not want more ferry service.
    They don’t want to be the Island’s parking lot.


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