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This Was Then: Ben Luce

There were at least a dozen men named “Benjamin Luce” who resided on Martha’s Vineyard over the past four centuries — all cousins of...

This Was Then: Capt. Abner West and the Sapelo River Expedition

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Capt. Abner West (1811–1902) of Vineyard Haven had just about retired from the sea. He had been aboard ship most of his life, having...

This Was Then: The remarkable life of Sarah Norton Wilbur

Sarah “Sally” (Norton) Wilbur (1792–1875) likely died within a mile of where she was born, in the lands just west of Major’s Cove, in...

This Was Then: Henry Clay Wade

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The plaques on the side of the Civil War statue in Oak Bluffs have garnered a lot of attention in recent years. But you...