Steamship hosts new website workshops

The SSA vessel Island Home — MV Times

The Steamship Authority (SSA) has scheduled a series of public information sessions in anticipation of the launch of its new website. The sessions will allow residents the opportunity to familiarize themselves with the website features, ask questions, and review new functionality on the site.

The Steamship announced in a press release that the sessions will begin with a presentation, and will run for two hours, to allow people to drop in with questions as their schedule allows.

The new website is expected to be launched at the end of November.

The sessions will be held on Monday, Nov. 6, at Howes House in West Tisbury, from 1:30 to 3:30 pm, and later that day from 5 to 7 pm at the Tisbury Senior Center.

A virtual session is scheduled for 5 pm on Monday, Nov. 13, over Zoom. The link to join the webinar is, or participants can use meeting ID 821 7214 1892.


  1. Would the SSA be interested in be transparent about it’s capacity standards? There seems to be a gross calculation error (or intended overstatement of capacity) lending itself to empty boats at peak season with nary a reservation to be had. What say you, SSA Operations Team? Does the time and expense put into a new website account for these errors? Or are they intentional? Perhaps that is the real tutorial that should be happening over zoom.

  2. How many millions of dollars did the SSA spend to revamp their website?
    One would expect that such an expensive site would be intuitive and easy to navigate. I have to wonder why we need to attend a workshop to understand how the site works? Most any skilled web designer knows that a site should be user friendly and not a brain teaser.

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