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Ferry Companies of Massachusetts - The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, Hy-Line Cruises, Mbta Boat (Paperback) Loot Price: R275
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Ferry Companies of Massachusetts - The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, Hy-Line Cruises, Mbta Boat (Paperback)

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Chapters: The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, Hy-Line Cruises, Mbta Boat. Source: Wikipedia. Pages: 20. Not illustrated. Free updates online. Purchase includes a free trial membership in the publisher's book club where you can select from more than a million books without charge. Excerpt: The Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority, referred to coloquially as The Steamship Authority or simply the SSA, is the statutory regulatory body for all ferry operations to and from the Islands from the Massachusetts mainland, as well as being an operator of ferry service from the mainland Cape Cod to the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket, and the only ferry operator to carry automobiles to the island. The Authority also operates several freight vessels, thus serving as the main link for shipping any commercial goods to Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket that are not transported by air. The present Woods Hole, Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket Steamship Authority was formed from the New Bedford, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket Steamboat Co., which in turn was a consolidation of earlier companies dating to the early 1800s. Early steamers included the Marco Bozzaris, Telegraph, Massachusetts, George Law, Naushon, Helen Augusta, Metacomet (1854), Canonicus (1856), Eagle's Wing (1854-1861), Monohansett, River Queen, Island Home, Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Gay Head, Uncatena, Sankaty, Nobska, New Bedford, Naushon, Mercury, and Hackensack. The steamship Islander retired in 2007. In 2007, it was revealed that the Steamship Authority ferries were dumping sewage into Nantucket Sound, along with other seafaring vessels. This act is allowed by federal law. The law states any vessel can discharge untreated human excrement directly into Nantucket Sound as long as it is more than three nautical miles from shore. Frequent passenger and auto ferry service is operated to the Martha's Vineyard to...http: //booksllc.net/?id=382450

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Imprint: Books + Company
Country of origin: United States
Release date: October 2010
First published: October 2010
Editors: Books Llc • Books Group
Dimensions: 152 x 229 x 1mm (L x W x T)
Format: Paperback - Trade
Pages: 22
ISBN-13: 978-1-158-56160-5
Barcode: 9781158561605
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LSN: 1-158-56160-1

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