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Whaling on Martha s Vineyard

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Martha's Vineyard became an integral part of the whaling industry at the beginning of the eighteenth century and inspired a lasting romantic enthusiasm for life on the open ocean. From shorewhaling to daring voyages into the Atlantic, Pacific and Arctic Oceans, the insular whaling community offered a tempting path for many young Vineyarders to rise from cabin boy to captain. Local businesses were enticed by the potential profit from whaling voyages, and many reaped generous rewards from successful whale oil harvests. Through memoirs, music and memorabilia, author Thomas Dresser recounts this dramatic history of the bygone era of whaling on Martha's Vineyard.

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Exploring Martha s Vineyard by Bike Foot and Kayak

Author : Lee Sinai
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This must-have guide details the island¿s best hiking and biking trails, and includes a section of kayaking trips.

Thirty Dirty Sailors

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An true adventure story about a six year old girl in the 1800s who went on her father's whaling ship for 3 years.

The Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard

Author : Thomas Dresser
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Now known as a resort community and vacation destination, Martha's Vineyard was once a simple fishing and whaling community. From the popularity of the Methodist Campground, founded in 1835, the Vineyard soon blossomed into a summer vacation mecca, welcoming visitors to its quaint villages and scenic seashores. As whaling lost its economic dominance, tourism became the catalyst for a revived prosperity on the Vineyard. President Grant's visit to the Vineyard in 1874 drew national attention and marked the beginning of several presidential visits to the island. By 1900, Oak Bluffs had developed an amusement park atmosphere with the iconic Flying Horses, toboggan slide and grand seaside hotels. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he reveals the island's transformation into a premier tourist destination.

Martha s Vineyard Summer Resort After 100 Years

Author : Henry Beetle Hough
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The Story of Martha s Vineyard

Author : Charles Gilbert Hine
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History of New Bedford and Its Vicinity 1602 1892

Author : Leonard Bolles Ellis
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The American Descendants of Henry Luce of Martha s Vineyard

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Each volume contains its own index, with an "all name" index in vol. 4.

Martha s Vineyard

Author : Samuel Chamberlain
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Martha s Vineyard

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Martha s Vineyard in Color

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Text and color plates reveal the history and present-day character which make the famous island unique

Martha s Vineyard

Author : Alfred Eisenstaedt
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Cape Cod Nantucket Martha s Vineyard

Author : Andrew Bender
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Lonely Planet travel guides:- Inspirational colour Highlights sections and tailored Itineraries chapters make pre-trip planning a breeze- Lead titles feature handy full-colour foldout road map for easy navigation- Features insider tips and opinionated reviews from authors with intimate ties to the region- Special features and detours take travelers off the beaten trackCape Cod, Nantucket & Martha's Vineyard:- Highlights the region's best hiking, cycling, kayaking and whale-watching- Dedicated Food & Drink section on the Cape's distinctive cuisine, written by a food expert- Themed Itineraries covering Cape Cod's back roads and waterways, arts and antique trails, and coastal history- The region receives more than 4.7 million visitors each year"The essential companion, with well presented information on everything from folklore to reading lists to insider lunch spots." -Conde Nast Traveler

The Insiders Guide to Cape Cod Nantucket and Martha s Vineyard

Author : Debi Boucher Stetson
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Stepped in history, sand dunes, salty air, quaint villages, delectable seafood, legendary sunsets and picturesque harbors, inlets and coves, Cape Cod attracts millions of visitors to its enchanted shores. Summer's pastimes make memories that last a lifetime with the help of local authors and this entertaining insightful guide.

The Fisheries and Fishery Industries of the United States

Author : George Brown Goode
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The Wampanoag Genealogical History of Martha s Vineyard Massachusetts Island history people and places from sustained contact through the early Federal Period

Author : Jerome D. Segel
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This is a complete historical record of Martha's Vineyard's Wampanoag families, presented within the context of family genealogies. The main portion is a compendium of every Indian with Island connections whose name was found in the 17th and 18th centuries in various records, such as land records and deeds, wills, maritime, and census records.

An Introduction to Martha s Vineyard and a Guided Tour of the Island

Author : Gale Huntington
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Martha s Vineyard

Author : Fodor's Travel Publications, Inc. Staff
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Fodor's new Pocket series gives you trusted coverage of major cities and resort areas around the globe - all in a trim, petit package. These are the ultimate all-in-one guides to fun-filled days and nights, packed with places to eat, sleep, play, and relax. Fodor's Pocket Martha's Vineyard gives you: All the basics you need to help you decide what to see and do in the time you have; smart contacts and detailed practical information, including the scoop on public transportation, local holidays, what to pack and more; the very best dining and lodging in every price range; great recommendations for shopping nightlife, outdoor, activities, and essential side trips; and detailed maps with sights, restaurants, night spots, and hotels clearly marked. "An excellent choice for people who want everything under one cover." - Washington Post

The History of Martha s Vineyard

Author : Arthur R. Railton
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Published in association with the Martha's Vineyard Historical Society, this comprehensive illustrated history of the island is written by its foremost authority.