A Meeting of Land and Sea

Nature and the Future of Martha's Vineyard

Author: Director of the Harvard Forest David R Foster

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780300214178


Page: 352

View: 8448

An eminent ecologist shows how an iconic New England island has been shaped by nature and human history, and how its beloved landscape can be protected

The History of Martha's Vineyard

Author: Arthur Railton

Publisher: Commonwealth Editions

ISBN: 9781933212715

Category: History

Page: 480

View: 8881

"Published in association with the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, this comprehensive illustrated history of the island was written by its foremost authority."


Author: A. Bowdoin Van Riper and the Martha’s Vineyard Museum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467128635

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 128

View: 6961

Founded in 1642 as Great Harbor, Edgartown is the oldest of Martha's Vineyard's six townships. It has been a shire town and a center of learning, a whaling port and a fishing village, a manufacturing center and a mecca for sportsmen. Its gleaming captain's houses and majestic public buildings are a testament to the wealth that whaling brought to the island in the mid-1800s, but the end of New England whaling was far from the end of its story. Faced with the loss of the industry that had sustained it, Edgartown reinvented itself as a summer-centered community of resort hotels, bathing beaches, and genteel vacation homes. It welcomed the world to its shores and became an unlikely cultural icon--a backdrop to a best-selling memoir, a political scandal, and a blockbuster film--famous for being its inimitable self.

Oak Bluffs

The Cottage City Years on Martha's Vineyard

Author: Peter A. Jones

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 9780738549774

Category: History

Page: 127

View: 8519

Oak Bluffs, originally incorporated in 1880 as Cottage City, is located on the northeast shore of Martha's Vineyard. Oak Bluffs: The Cottage City Years on Martha's Vineyard traces this historically significant town from its early years as the site of a renowned religious camp meeting to its incorporation as Cottage City and later as Oak Bluffs. Using historic images, it captures the religious and social spirit of the community and the fun times of promenading on the bluffs, bathing at the beach, playing croquet, and celebrating with parades and illuminations. This book evokes memories of a bygone era: the canvas Tabernacle and tents in Wesleyan Grove, the Sea View House and Martha's Vineyard Railroad in Oak Bluffs, the horse-drawn trolley, and the Martha's Vineyard Summer Institute in the Vineyard Highlands. Also captured is the remarkable preservation of Oak Bluffs, as seen in early photographs of its parks, cottages, and buildings, such as the Tabernacle, Union Chapel, and Arcade.

Hidden History of Martha's Vineyard

Author: Thomas Dresser

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 146713595X

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 4149

Behind the mansions and presidential vacations of Martha's Vineyard hide the lost stories and forgotten events of small-town America. What was the island's role in the Underground Railroad? Why do chickens festoon Nancy Luce's grave? And how did the people of the Vineyard react in 1923 when the rumrunning ship John Dwight sank with the island's supply of liquor aboard? Delve deep below the surface of history to discover the origin and meaning of local place names and the significance of beloved landmarks. Celebrated local historian Thomas Dresser unearths the little-known stories that laid the foundations for the community of Martha's Vineyard.

Martha's Vineyard

A Field Guide to Island Nature

Author: Suzan Bellincampi

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780991502806

Category: Nature

Page: 186

View: 8844

In Martha's Vineyard: A Field Guide to Island Nature, author Suzan Bellicampi takes you both on the favorite Island trails and behind the scenes in what the natural Vineyard has to offer. The book even explains how the Vineyard was formed by glaciers moving across the land, and the clues to the past those massive ice forms left behind. The book has trail guides to six of the favorite walks on the Island, with specific directions and what you can see along the way. It also includes sketches of the flora and fauna on the Vineyard, to help you recognize all the plants and animals that call the Island home. It is fully illustrated with beautiful Island photographs and illustrations.

Caleb's Crossing

Author: Geraldine Brooks

Publisher: HarperCollins Australia

ISBN: 073228922X

Category: Biographical fiction

Page: 369

View: 7208

In 1665, a young man from Martha's Vineyard became the first Native American graduate of Harvard College. From the few facts that survive of this extraordinary life, Brooks creates a luminous tale of passion and belief, magic and adventure.

Martha's Vineyard Basketball

How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class

Author: Bijan C. Bayne

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 1442238976

Category: Sports & Recreation

Page: 240

View: 3512

Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class follows the rich history of basketball on the Island and tells the stories of the players and coaches themselves.

First Light

The First Ever Brady Coyne / J. W. Jackson Mystery

Author: Philip R. Craig,William G. Tapply

Publisher: Simon and Schuster

ISBN: 0743234847

Category: Fiction

Page: 352

View: 1794

When two acclaimed crime novelists and fishing buddies, Philip R. Craig and William G. Tapply, join their remarkable talents, it's the best of both worlds for readers of the first ever Brady Coyne/J. W. Jackson mystery. It's September on Martha's Vineyard, and J.W. is contemplating the serious matter of a tree house for his children and some good fishing in the annual striped bass and bluefish derby with his friend, Boston lawyer Brady Coyne, who'll be on the island to help the elderly Sarah Fairchild write her will. J.W. has a little business, too, having reluctantly agreed to spend some of his valuable surf casting time trying to find a missing woman named Katherine Bannerman, who was last seen on the island a year ago. For Brady and J.W. it'll be law and detecting during the day, but by night they will roam the far Vineyard beaches in search of prizewinning catches. But soon another woman goes missing, a local bully threatens both Brady and J.W., and Brady discovers that more than a few people desperately crave his client's estate. With two hundred acres of pristine Vineyard land in a frail, elderly woman's control, the stakes are high. For J.W., his case gets personal when someone slashes his wife's tires. As J.W. prowls the Vineyard's villages in search of the slasher and the two missing women and Brady defends his client's interests against an array of warring factions, the two friends come to suspect that a killer is loose on the island. What they do not know is that they themselves will soon be in danger. People are not always what they seem, and there are snakes under the rocks, even in Eden. By turns charming and suspenseful, contemporary and evocative, First Light could only have been imagined in the collective mind of these two superb authors. Includes three recipes.

Martha's Vineyard Outdoors

Fishing, Hunting and Avoiding Divorce on a Small Island

Author: Nelson Sigelman

Publisher: N.A

ISBN: 9780692972304

Category: Fishing

Page: 288

View: 4559

Martha's Vineyard is a well known summer vacation spot. In this collection of columns, former Martha's Vineyard Times editor Nelson Sigelman describes an island preoccupation, less notorious than tourism but more obsessive, rooted in fishing, hunting and waterfowling traditions that shaped the island's character well before a mechanical shark named Bruce and presidents Bill Clinton and Barack Obama attracted slavish media attention to a 100-square mile speck off the coast of Massachusetts. Martha's Vineyard Outdoors casts a wide net. "The pleasures of Nelson Sigelman's distinctive voice held this non-fishing, non-hunting, feminist, tree-hugging pinko spellbound from the first column to the very last," said Island resident and Pulitzer Prize winning author Geraldine Brooks. The setting is Martha's Vineyard but the stories are rooted in the humor and love of the outdoors found in small communities across the country.

City Sense and City Design

Writings and Projects of Kevin Lynch

Author: Kevin Lynch

Publisher: MIT Press

ISBN: 9780262620956

Category: Architecture

Page: 853

View: 2958

A collection completing the record of one of the foremost environmental design theorists of our time.

Martha's Vineyard in World War II

Author: Thomas Dresser,Herb Foster,Jay Schofield

Publisher: History Press (SC)

ISBN: 9781626193727

Category: History

Page: 188

View: 9479

Explore the history of Martha's Vineyard during the World War II era.

The Enduring Shore

A History of Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket

Author: Paul Schneider

Publisher: Macmillan

ISBN: 9780805067347

Category: History

Page: 384

View: 8600

Focusing the region of Cape Code, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket, the author of The Adirondacks serves up a compelling natural and human history of this region, covering Native American and European inhabitation, shipwrecks, hurricanes, sperm whales, religion, revolution, and other key facets of this Massachusetts area. Reprint. 17,500 first printing.

Martha's Vineyard

Author: Bonnie Stacy, Martha's Vineyard Museum

Publisher: Arcadia Publishing

ISBN: 1467121665

Category: History

Page: 144

View: 6205

"Bonnie Stacy, chief curator of the Martha's Vineyard Museum, has selected images from the museum's extensive photograph collections to illustrate the history of the island." -- cover, page [4].


Author: N.A

Publisher: Rowman & Littlefield

ISBN: 0742556905


Page: N.A

View: 2050


To the New Owners

A Martha's Vineyard Memoir

Author: Madeleine Blais

Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press

ISBN: 0802189091

Category: Biography & Autobiography

Page: 272

View: 662

In the 1970s, Madeleine Blais’ in-laws purchased a vacation house on Martha’s Vineyard for the exorbitant sum of $80,000. 2.2 miles down a poorly marked, one lane dirt road, the house was better termed a shack—it had no electricity, no modern plumbing, the roof leaked, and mice had invaded the walls. It was perfect. Sitting on Tisbury Great Pond—well-stocked with oysters and crab for foraged dinners—the house faced the ocean and the sky, and though it was eventually replaced by a sturdier structure, the ethos remained the same: no heat, no TV, and no telephone. Instead, there were countless hours at the beach, meals cooked and savored with friends, nights talking under the stars, until at last, the house was sold in 2014. To the New Owners is Madeleine Blais’ charming, evocative memoir of this house, and of the Vineyard itself—from the history of the island and its famous visitors to the ferry, the pie shops, the quirky charms and customs, and the abundant natural beauty. But more than that, this is an elegy for a special place. Many of us have one place that anchors our most powerful memories. For Blais, it was the Vineyard house—a retreat and a dependable pleasure that also measured changes in her family. As children were born and grew up, as loved ones aged and passed away, the house was a constant. And now, the house lives on in the hearts of those who cherished it.

Martha's Vineyard

A Photographic Essay

Author: Charles Fields

Publisher: Fields Pub

ISBN: 9780982996423

Category: Photography

Page: 102

View: 9206

Fields provides commentary for his photographs of Martha's Vineyard.

A People's History of the United States


Author: Howard Zinn

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317325303

Category: History

Page: 744

View: 5478

This is a new edition of the radical social history of America from Columbus to the present. This powerful and controversial study turns orthodox American history upside down to portray the social turmoil behind the "march of progress". Known for its lively, clear prose as well as its scholarly research, A People's History is the only volume to tell America's story from the point of view of - and in the words of - America's women, factory workers, African-Americans, Native Americans, the working poor, and immigrant laborers. As historian Howard Zinn shows, many of America's greatest battles - the fights for fair wage, an eight-hour workday, child-labor laws, health and safety standards, universal suffrage, women's rights, racial equality - were carried out at the grassroots level, against bloody resistance. Covering Christopher Columbus's arrival through the Clinton years A People's History of the United States, which was nominated for the American Book Award in 1981, is an insightful analysis of the most important events in US history.

Railway Age

Author: N.A

Publisher: N.A


Category: Railroads

Page: N.A

View: 4892