08.01.11

The culture of surfing in Vineyard waters has gained momentum in recent years with advances in weather-tracking technology. The Island’s south-shore swells are inconsistent, but occasionally they can be epic. The waves can also get crowded, and many surfers are protective of their turf.

By Mike Seccombe

08.01.11

From Aquinnah to Chappaquiddick, the Vineyard’s five lighthouses are an integral part of the Island’s coastal character. Each of these beacons has its own story of origin and survival, and we uncover the tale of a sixth Vineyard lighthouse that is no more.

12.01.10

The pulse of the Island quickens. The streets become livelier as the weather warms and seasonal shops start to open. Schoolchildren head outside for sports, the ospreys return to their untidy nests, and business turns brisk at garden centers.

By Mike Seccombe

12.01.10

Finding a crowd in the dead of winter can be a pleasant surprise.

By Jim Miller

12.01.10

Photographer Alison Shaw headed out at nine in the morning on December 20, 2009, and for the next eight hours she traveled the Island capturing both the whirls of activity and moments of peacefulness.

12.01.10

Contemplating the wind: a mighty and mercurial force of nature.

By Matt Pelikan

12.01.10

A young gray seal – about three feet long and forty pounds – meandered its way around downtown Edgartown before New England Aquarium volunteers were able to guide it back to the sea.

By Tom O'Hanlon

12.01.10

Ever taken a walk on the beach and just wanted to keep going? A walk all the way around the Island is on my list of things to do; I’ve just never quite gotten around to doing it.

By Geoff Currier

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