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Martha's Vineyard Surfcasters
Martha's Vineyard
Surfcasters Association
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Edgartown, MA 02539
By dbalon on 12/16/2014 10:14 PM
Tackling a New Career; Apples Instead of Stripers
Vineyard Gazette
Mark Alan Lovewell
December 15, 2014

Steve V. Purcell sold Larry’s Tackle Shop Monday to Peter and Melissa Sliwkowski of Chappaquiddick. Mr. Purcell is leaving the Island to become a business manager at an orchard farm in North Brookfield. He said he has mixed feelings, both of appreciation and sadness. He said he has had a wonderful time at the store, and fishing the Vineyard with friends and customers.

Mr. Purcell bought the store in 2008, but he worked there for nearly two decades before that. “I had been on the Island six days, and Ruth Meyer, the store owner, offered me a job,” he said.

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By dbalon on 12/16/2014 10:01 PM
SSA Awards $36.4 Million Contract for New Freight Ferry
Vineyard Gazette
Olivia Hull
December 15, 2014

The Steamship Authority has awarded a $36.4 million contract for a large new freight ferry.

At a meeting in Hyannis late last week, the boat line governors voted to hire Conrad Shipyard to build the ferry at their shipyard in Morgan City, La.

The steel ferry, which has already been named Woods Hole, will be built inside a large building at the Louisiana shipyard and delivered to Fairhaven by spring of 2016.

The boat will accommodate 384 people and 55 vehicles and will replace the freight ferry Governor, plying both the Nantucket and the Vineyard routes.

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By dbalon on 12/14/2014 5:28 PM
Check out the last MVSA Newsletter for 2014! There is a lot of great information in this edition. Topics included are the December Meeting, January Awards Ceremony/Luncheon, In-House Derby standings, New owner of Larry's Tackle Shop, two new great Derby books, upcoming 2015 MVSA calendar of events and beach reports with some amazing photos from the TTOR.

Check out the full report enclosed here. Just click on the link below.

2014 Dec MVSA Newsletter.docx