Ferries and Steamers: The Golden Age of Steam, 1900-1945

Ferries and Steamers Lecture Series: The Golden Age of Steam, 1900-1945

Traveling to or from the mainland by boat has been part of life on Martha’s Vineyard for centuries. It is one of the Island experiences that first-time tourists, frequent visitors and long-time residents all share. This four-part lecture series by MVM Research Librarian Bow Van Riper traces the story of Vineyard ferries from the early 1700s to the present day: from sail to steam to diesel, by way of storms, shipwrecks, and strikes. Join us for a deep dive into the history behind the Ferry Tales exhibit.

MVM Members: $15; Non-Members: $20.


Date May 9, 2024
From 5:00 pm
To 6:00 pm
Type Talk
Venue Martha’s Vineyard Museum
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