The Chappy Ferry Book

The Chappy Ferry Book

Back and Forth Between Two Worlds -- 527 Feet Apart

Book - 2012
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Vineyard Stories
The Chappaquiddick ferry on the island of Martha's Vineyard has for more than 200 years been carrying cars between the Vineyard and Chappaquiddick, 527 feet away. It is the oldest waterfront business on the island, and has been witness to pretty much everything that has happened over these two centuries -- including the filming of Jaws, the accident on Chappaquiddick that changed political life forever, the change in the Vineyard from a whaling community to a tourist resort. This is a fun, well illustrated book about that is unique in American history. The book includes a 15-minute DVD narrated by Dick Ebersol, former president of NBC sports.
The fun, fact-filled history of one of the shortest, oldest, and most unusual car ferries in the world, the Chappaquiddick Ferry. Learn about its part in the filming of the movie Jaws, about the airplane that struck it, the car that rolled off it, and the blind man who captained it for thirty-seven years.

Baker & Taylor
History of one of the shortest, oldest and most unusual ferries.

Publisher: Edgartown, MA : Vineyard Stories, 2012
ISBN: 9780984913602
Branch Call Number: 917.4492 DUNLO
Characteristics: 128 pages
Additional Contributors: Shaw, Alison, photographer
Notes: DVD included inside back cover pocket


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