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Fishing Village of Menemsha …

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101_3493   Menemsha is a fishing village located within the town of Chilmark on the western side of Martha’s Vineyard.  In 1905 Menemsha Creek was dredged to form the working fishing basin of today.

  According to Wikipedia:

The village’s historic harbor serves as the point of departure for local fishermen, some from multi-generational fishing families, as well as charter boats to the Elizabeth Islands and elsewhere. Besides charter fishing and cruises, other possibilities for recreation are the public beach adjacent to the harbor and the bicycle ferry across Menemsha Pond to Aquinnah.  Menemsha is the location of a United States Coast Guard station and was once known as Menemsha Creek.

  This sculpture commemorates the sizeable fleet of swordfishermen who at one time called Menemsha home.


The beach at Menemsha is small and quiet with calm waters.  Great beach for finding stones and shells.

Menemsha harbor was used for location shots for the movie “Jaws” and was also where Vineyard resident, singer Carly Simon did her 1987 HBO special ‘Coming Around Again’.

 Menemsha is the best place on the Vineyard to enjoy the sunset.  And to catch a bite at the Bite.


Author: mvobsession

I'm married, I have two daughters and two grandchildren and they all love MV. Enjoy my MV blog and contact me if I can answer any questions. This blog started out as strictly about Martha's Vineyard but over the years I've branched out to include other obsessions and interests. I enjoy photography and like sharing my photos here as well. I'm also into genealogy and reading. Hope you enjoy :)

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