MV Obsession

My obsession with Martha's Vineyard.. phototography..genealogy and life in general and this and that…


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Scrap…

Liberty State Park – New Jersey.

Remnants of Central Jersey Railroad ferry pier.

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Photo A Day Challenge: Reflections…

I thought I’d have a little fun with this one and use photo editor ‘reflection’ on some of my reflective photos 🙂

https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/june-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

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Photo A Day Challenge: Dreamy…

My daughter Deb and her dog Chappy (who we sadly lost 3 years ago) daydreaming at Vineyard Haven Harbor – Martha’s Vineyard.  This is one of Deb’s favorite pictures of the two of them.  Mine too.

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Another dreamy Chappy picture.

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https://citysonnet.wordpress.com/2019/06/01/june-photo-a-day-challenge-2/

 


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Weekly Photo Challenge: Collage…

Ah, collages, what to do, what to do !

 

A random assortment of some of my favorite photos….

And of course my beloved Martha’s Vineyard

 

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Remembering The Ferry, Islander…

February 2007, exactly 10 years ago was the last time I sailed on the Islander..

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Even though not sleek or graceful, for 57 years the Islander brought her own special beauty to the waters surrounding the Vineyard. The Islander will continue to exist through paintings, photographs and in the memories of those who loved her.

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The beloved ferry the Islander plied the waters between Woods Hole and Martha’s Vineyard  for 57  years before retiring in the winter of 2007.   There was just something about this tub of a boat that endeared her to all who sailed on her…  she wasn’t a great beauty but she had a regalness about her.

Her blue plastic outdoor seats  certainly weren’t known for their comfort, but comfort wasn’t necessarily what one was after for the 45 minute sail from America to the Vineyard, which was more of a transition from the everyday to the magicalness awaiting you.   The Vineyard is many things to many people and in many hearts the Islander was the emotional connection.

I don’t know if any songs have been written about her but I do know that one in particular was written on her.   Carly Simon was on the Islander  late one night on her way home to the Vineyard when she penned her song “Never Been Gone.”   Her words come to mind every time I  go back to MV.