Martha s Vineyard

Martha s Vineyard
Author: Susan Branch
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 368
Release: 2016-05
Genre: Artists
ISBN: 0996044027

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"In the winter of 1982, long before she became the watercolor artist and author we know today, Susan Branch, 34-years-old and heartbroken from the sudden and unexpected end of her marriage in California, "ran away from home" to the Island of Martha's Vineyard hoping to gain perspective. It was meant to be temporary, a three-month time-out from the daily grind of being broken up and miserable, but within days of her arrival, alone and not quite in her right mind, Susan "accidentally" bought a tiny one-bedroom cottage in the woods - which is how she discovered she was moving 3,000 miles away from everyone and everything she had known and loved. Funny, observant, touching, and addictive (you are not going to want this book to end), based on the diaries she has kept all her life, Susan Branch relates her inspirational tale of lost love and self discovery, her search for roots, purpose, and destiny with laugh-out-loud honesty. A road map for overcoming loss, following your heart, and making dreams come true, charmingly hand-lettered and watercolored in Susan's inimitable style, there are diary excerpts, recipes, and hundreds of photographs."--Provided by Amazon.com.

Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard The

Rise of Tourism on Martha s Vineyard  The
Author: Thomas Dresser; Foreword by Nancy Gardella, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2020
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781467143370

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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.

Travel History of Martha s Vineyard A From Canoes and Horses to Steamships and Trolleys

Travel History of Martha   s Vineyard  A   From Canoes and Horses to Steamships and Trolleys
Author: Thomas Dresser, Foreword by Herbert Foster
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 160
Release: 2019
Genre: History
ISBN: 9781467140003

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The story of Vineyard transportation and the story of evolution and innovation. Getting to Martha's Vineyard has never been easy. Native Americans built canoes for the journey, and early settlers crossed Vineyard Sound in small sailing packets. Steamships dramatically changed island life. On the island, the horse-drawn trolley evolved into the electric trolley. Tourists and residents crowded railroads until they were replaced by the automobile. The story of Vineyard transportation is the story of an evolution of man and machine, of opportunity and necessity, of dependence and cooperative efforts. Join local historian Tom Dresser as he traces the changes in island living brought about by these transportation innovations.

Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket Fodor s

Martha s Vineyard and Nantucket   Fodor s
Author: Amy Wang
Publsiher: Fodors Travel Publications
Total Pages: 188
Release: 2008-04
Genre: Travel
ISBN: 9781400019052

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Authoritative, up-to-date travel information in a handy, compact format features tips on dining and lodging to suit any budget, facts on local transportation and holidays, detailed maps, sightseeing tips, and advice on shopping, nightlife, side trips, and outdoor activities.

Martha s Vineyard Basketball

Martha s Vineyard Basketball
Author: Bijan C. Bayne
Publsiher: Rowman & Littlefield
Total Pages: 240
Release: 2015-03-19
Genre: Sports & Recreation
ISBN: 9781442238978

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Martha’s Vineyard Basketball: How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class follows the rich history of basketball on the Island and tells the stories of the players and coaches themselves.

A Trip Around Cape Cod

A Trip Around Cape Cod
Author: Ezra G. Perry
Publsiher: Unknown
Total Pages: 513
Release: 1898
Genre: Cape Cod (Mass.)
ISBN: PSU:000001357301

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The Anatomy of Dreams

The Anatomy of Dreams
Author: Chloe Benjamin
Publsiher: Simon and Schuster
Total Pages: 320
Release: 2014-09-16
Genre: Fiction
ISBN: 9781476761176

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Discover the award-winning debut novel by the New York Times bestselling author of The Immortalists, a “majestic collision of sci-fi thriller and love story” (Bustle) about a young woman struggling with questions of love, trust, and ethics as the line between dreams and reality dangerously blurs. When Sylvie Patterson, a bookish student at a Northern California boarding school, falls in love with a spirited, elusive classmate named Gabe, they embark on an experiment that changes their lives. Their headmaster, Dr. Adrian Keller, is a charismatic medical researcher who has staked his career on the therapeutic potential of lucid dreaming: by teaching his patients to become conscious during sleep, he believes he can relieve stress and trauma. Over the next six years, Sylvie and Gabe become consumed by Keller’s work, following him across the country. But when an opportunity brings the trio to the Midwest, Sylvie and Gabe stumble into a tangled relationship with their mysterious neighbors—and Sylvie begins to doubt the ethics of Keller’s research. As she navigates the hazy, permeable boundaries between what is real and what isn’t, who can be trusted and who cannot, Sylvie also faces surprising developments in herself—an unexpected infatuation, growing paranoia, and a new sense of rebellion. With stirring, elegant prose, “Chloe Benjamin has crafted an eerie, compelling first novel which, like the lingering effects of a vivid dream, resonates long past its finish” (Karen Brown, The Longings of Wayward Girls).

Ghosts of Martha s Vineyard

Ghosts of Martha s Vineyard
Author: Tom Dresser
Publsiher: Arcadia Publishing
Total Pages: 176
Release: 2020-09-21
Genre: Body, Mind & Spirit
ISBN: 9781439671191

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Martha's Vineyard has always been known as a charming seaside destination. But on this island, a cautious tour reveals darker tales that lie beneath its familiar exterior. Walk by the House of Correction, where Old Joe patrols the cells in the afterlife. Savor spirits at the Kelley House, where the ghost of the widow of a whaleman rolls Christmas ornaments across the floor and appears by the fireplace. Meander into the Victorian Inn, now The Christopher, where a honeymooning couple was spooked by towels flung on the floor and a rug that wiggled from beneath their four-poster. Local author and historian Thomas Dresser explores haunted happenings from all six island towns, as well as tales of pirates, murder and the afterlife.