What's the origin of Quansoo? Who was Abram Quary? How did the Queen Elizabeth 2 run aground? And where is Quick's Hole?

The “Dude Train,” the “Flying Dude,” the “Dude Flyer.” It’s one of the most famous passenger trains ever to run in New England, but you couldn’t walk up and buy a ticket to board it. Nor did any of its various nicknames ever appear in an official timetable or on a station wall. Yet for thirty-three summers, from 1884 to 1916, it plied the tracks from Boston to Woods Hole, a distance of seventy-two miles, whisking wealthy Bostonians at unprecedented speeds and with unsurpassed luxury from their city offices to their summer retreats on Cape Cod and the Islands.

Karl Zimmermann

Abel's Hill, Adams Sisters, Allen Rock, and Argo Merchant.

The long and winding road to the Marine Hospital.

Judith Bramhall

When a shopkeeper was brutally murdered two days before Christmas in 1863, the good people of Holmes Hole turned on one of their own.

Tom Dunlop

Oklahoma Hall; On Time; and Osborn, Samuel Jr.

Freeman Leonard; Deborah/Francis Lewis; Lobsterville; Lucas Shoal; Nancy Luce; and John Lumbert.

The year was approximately 1945 when Leona Coleman Flu went out fishing on her uncle Warren Riche Coleman’s catboat, also coincidentally named Leona.

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The Look, 1975

Saigon was falling, disco was rising, and Jaws had only a few months earlier scared (almost) everyone out of the water.

Toy Boat, Toy Boat, Toy Boat

Sure, other Islanders may have built bigger vessels. But no one built a bigger fleet than Van Ryper of Vineyard Haven.

The Other Tribe

They don’t have federal recognition. They don’t have land. But the Chappaquiddick Tribe of the Wampanoag Indian Nation has not disappeared into the mists of time.

Oh Man, You Should Have Been Here Yesteryear...

Excerpted from an article by Francis Endicott that appeared in the 1881 edition of Scribner’s magazine.

The Old Squibnocket Club

With lobster tails for bait, is it any wonder the monster bass went nuts?

Encyclopedia Vineyardia: E

What's the history behind Eastville? Who was part of the Edgartown Mining Company? And who were Ray Ellis and Epenow?

The Look, 1965

Two years after the Mills Brothers Three Ring Circus made its first appearance on the Vineyard, the company returned for an encore performance.

The Armor They Wore

Like today, the Vineyard was a place where people committed to freedom, justice, and equality could find not only relief but like-minded people.

What Did Lucy Think?

Who was Lucy Vincent? And did she have any idea what was going on down on her beach?

The Secret Life of Clay

Or: How to Read the Gay Head Cliffs.

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