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The Paddle-Wheeler Martha's Vineyard - Edgartown Harbor Night Light
The Martha's Vineyard, the paddle-wheel excursion steamer shown here has a "Walking Beam" arrangement just ahead of the wheel which dates it from between 1850 and 1925.
The ships that worked the ferry line between Woods Hole, MA, New Bedford, MA and the islands of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket had to be able to handle the very strong currents and perilous weather that came with navigating these particularly hazardous New England waters.
Between wars, bad weather and labor strife, very few steamship companies endured the many challenges of sustaining a profit running a ferry service between these islands for very long. Ferry service from Edgartown was discontinued in 1934 for financial reasons at the height of the Great Depression.
Finally, after World War II, the Steamship Authority was created by The Commonwealth of Massachusetts to insure sufficient, safe and reliable service to the islands, year-round and, for the most part, weather not withstanding.
Plastic Frame and Body
4 watt bulb included
Glow vent casts light upward
Adjustable tines to fit any socket
Approximate Night Light Dimensions 4.125" (w) x 3.375 (h) x 2.5" (d)