A former mariner turned folk artist, Captain John Ivory spent the final decades of his life memorializing his “beloved and despised” voyages.

Thomas Humphrey

Thousands who fled the horrors of American plantation slavery made their escape on whaling ships. Only one, John Thompson, wrote of his experiences at sea. And of his unlikely friendship with Captain Aaron Luce of Martha’s Vineyard.

Skip Finley

At Brookside Farm in Chilmark, the yoke has been passed to a new generation, recalling a time when sturdy oxen and their faithful companions contributed mightily to the history of the Island.

Elizabeth Hawes

For three generations and counting, the Pachecos of Oak Bluffs have been setting the table for their Island neighbors.

Sydney Bender

Once upon a time on the Vineyard, October meant only one thing: The Crunch!

Ken Goldberg

Today’s Wampanoag wampum makers are continuing an artistic tradition dating back thousands of years.

Paula Peters

In the end, the fish tale lacked teeth.

Loren Ghiglione

Thirty years ago, the great ship didn’t go down in Vineyard waters, thank goodness. But it didn’t make it to New York either.

Karl Zimmermann