MV Obsession

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


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1959 MV Photo Booklet …

RecentlyI found this little booklet of MV photos from around 1959.

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Let’s take a look inside.

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“The Basin, landlocked harbor of Menemsha fishing village on picturesque Martha’s Vineyard. Summer headquarters of the lobster and swordfishing fleet.”

Picture below is from 2013.

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“Ocean Park and Bandstand on the water front at Oak Bluffs on Martha’s Vineyard Island.”

Picture below is from 2010.

Ocean Park is beautiful any time of day and any season. I took the picture below around 6pm on an October evening.

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Ocean Park 2013

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“Beautiful homes overlook the broad harbor in Vineyard Haven.”

Picture below is from 2012.

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“Edgartown harbor lighthouse in the beautiful whaling port of Martha’s Vineyard.”

Picture below is same area today.

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“Picturesque lobster gear at Menemsha.”

Below is picture from Oct 2010.

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What do you think… much of a difference or not ?

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“Gay Head cliffs on beautiful Martha’s Vineyard Island. Bright clay souvenirs are made by the inhabitants of Gay Head Village, a link with the past that stirs the imagination.”

Below is picture from 2010.

 

The cliffs have certainly receded and lost some of their vibrant red and orange colors, and the houses are gone now. They still remain an awesome sight and one of the prettiest photo-ops on the Vineyard

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“Ferry Islander, of the Steamship Authority fleet serving Martha’s Vineyard with frequent and dependable schedules the year round. The Islander carries 50 autos and 700 passengers and has the most modern equipment including two-way radio phone and radar.”

Below is picture of Islander in 1998.

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