Saturday, September 7, 2019



The Beautiful island in Atlantic Ocean known as Martha's Vineyard ..

Martha's Vineyard is celebrated vacation island that has been captivating visitors since long. Over here, you can see Long-term summer residents and day-trippers .
The island offers extraordinary natural beauty , sandy beaches, rolling hills , great ponds, colored clay cliffs and pine and oak forests. It is separated from cape Cod by a seven minutes le stretch of Atlantic Ocean.

Some days back, We went to this place by a tourist coach from Bowery Canal street New York. It took us about 6 hours via Mystic and New Port to reach Fallmouth ferry point . From Fallmouth , it was about one hour journey by ferry .The ferries carry tourists and cargo. The basement of these big ferries is for transportation of cars and trucks. So you can go to the island in your own car as well. There is s small airport in this island and i was informed that some flights bring tourists and VIPs to the island during summers.
The island was inhabited by about 3000 Indians till early 17th century whereafter it was colonised by Britishers and finally, it became a part of USA.

We were told that in 1884, 13 persons aboard a wrecked ship that sank near Martha's Vineyard Island were saved by daring men from native Wampanoag tribe who swam to the site in freezing Atlantic waters.

The immigrants were taught whale catching by native tribes who were skilled in this task.

Steven Spielberg selected this island in Atlantic as location for his 1974 blockbuster movie "Jaws".

 The island has summer houses of Obamas, Clinton family , Prince Charles , Actress Meg Ryan ,Spike Lee,and so many artists and celebrities. Roughly 17000 people live in this beautiful island permanently however during summer season the population touches 200000 .There is one source of drinking water on this 96 sq. miles island that meets all the drinking water needs . The rest is sea water.

Summers are pleasant and cool. Winter temperature may drop down to minus 18 degrees Celsius . Deers are in abundance in this island. . Construction activity is restricted to small cottages. No high-rise structure. No Wallmart ,Wellsgreen. , Wholefoods and other big business Malls. So many shops rent bicycles,cars and two wheelers. The area is home to Atlantic white whales . Electric power comes through under water ocean cables. 

It is a place to relish sea food ,ice creams, Pizzas, bakery and wines. You can also have excellent Chinese , Japanese, Italian , Mexican and Thai food. Rent a bicycle,car, jeep or a motorbike and move around. Go for fishing and enjoy blue water beaches. 

Our guide told us:-

" A British explorer , Bartholomew Gosnold, arrived in 1602. He saw plenty vof wild grapes in the island. He named the island “Martha's Vineyard," probably after his daughter whom he loved intensely and from whom he was separated due to the long sea journey . He saw the Wampanoag tribe ,the original residents of the island.
Martha’s Vineyard has long been a popular summer destination for top politicians, from the Kennedy clan and former Secretary of State John Kerry to the Clinton family and former President Barack Obama.

 It is a place of sprawling nature preserves and  expansive ponds and sandy barrier beaches.

Obamas love this island. They keep coming . I have seen Obama riding a bicycle and moving around many times. Lady Diana's summer house is also a place worth visiting. Winters are harsh. Few ferries arrive from the mainland. It is snow and very cold."

Many artists have lived and done exceptional landscapes of this islans and its surroundings.. Ray Ellis was one such Artist. Last month , i purchased an autographed   book that had many paintings of  this beautiful island done by Ray Ellis. Some paintings from this book are as under:-



There was a report in newspaper recently that the Obama family is buying a $14.85 million Martha’s Vineyard home from Boston owner.

So long so much on Martha's island.

(Avtar Mota)

Creative Commons License 
CHINAR SHADE by Autarmota is licensed under a Creative Commons Attribution-Noncommercial-No Derivative Works 2.5 India License.
Based on a work at http:\\\.

No comments:

Post a Comment

Note: Only a member of this blog may post a comment.