"The sea, once it casts its spell, holds one in
its net of wonder forever."—Jacques Cousteau

July 14, 2016

July 13 - Edgartown, MA (Martha's Vineyard)

Edgartown Moorings

“If you’re not barefoot then you’re overdressed.” –Author Unknown

We started our day slowly having breakfast on the flybridge enjoying the cool breeze and the sights in the harbor off Edgartown. Later in the morning we took our bikes to town and spent the day exploring Edgartown and South Beach near Katama.

Edgartown is a town located on Martha's Vineyard. It was founded in 1642 by Rev. Thomas Mayhew, Jr. and originally called Great Harbor. The town was in incorporated in 1671 as Edgar Towne, and was the first original town on Martha's Vineyard. In the 1800’s it was an important port in the whaling industry. Ships from all over the world would dock in its sheltered bay. The captains built grand mansions for their families along the water with ornate top floor rooms called widow's walks. Most of these stately homes are still being used today.

Today Edgartown is a summer and tourist destination. Surrounded by the beautiful water of Nantucket Bay…beautiful beaches, beautiful old buildings, beautiful historic streets and wonderful little boutiques. Edgartown was used as the main shooting location for the town of Amity in Steven Spielberg's 1975 blockbuster Jaws. 

Edgartown Town Hall
Homes in Edgartown
Looking into the harbor at the mooring field we are in
Beautiful flowers are blooming every
We can see this huge mansion from the boat...on our way to South Beach we got to see the front. It'a as big as most resorts.
South Beach
The beach that connects Chappaquiddick and Martha's Vineyard
Just one of the "little" summer homes on Chappaquiddick
Dinner onboard...hard to beat lobster and salmon
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