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Martha's Vineyard

Martha's Vineyard
Isle of Dreams

by Susan Branch

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2016-05
  • Pages : 368
  • ISBN : 9780996044028
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
A Book

by Thomas Dresser; Foreword by Nancy Gardella, Director of the Martha’s Vineyard Chamber of Commerce

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2020-06-22
  • Pages : 144
  • ISBN : 1467143375
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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
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by Thomas Dresser, Foreword by Herbert Foster

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2019
  • Pages : 160
  • ISBN : 1467140007
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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 Basketball

Martha's Vineyard Basketball
How a Resort League Defied Notions of Race and Class

by Bijan C. Bayne

  • Publisher : Rowman & Littlefield
  • Release : 2015-03-19
  • Pages : 240
  • ISBN : 1442238976
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard

Ghosts of Martha's Vineyard
A Book

by Tom Dresser

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2020-09-21
  • Pages : 176
  • ISBN : 1439671192
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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.

Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket

Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard & Nantucket
A Book

by Ray Bartlett

  • Publisher : Hachette UK
  • Release : 2016-06-14
  • Pages : 300
  • ISBN : 1631212699
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Join local writer and adventurer Ray Bartlett for an unforgettable experience. With his unique perspective and advice you can trust, Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket has everything you need to know to have a more personal and memorable experience. Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket tells you what you need to know to plan the perfect trip for you. Get lost in charming seaside towns, wander miles of pristine shoreline, and feast on fresh seafood. Along with trip ideas like “Island Getaways” and “Water Fun For Everyone”, Bartlett includes tips on where to find the best raw oysters, hiking and biking routes, and places to stay, from quaint inns and historic guest houses to posh resorts. With expertly crafted maps and gorgeous photos, this full-color guidebook gives you the tools you need to have an immersive and unique experience. Moon Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, and Nantucket includes areas such as: The Upper Cape Mid-Cape Lower Cape to the Elbow The Outer Cape Vineyard Haven Oak Bluffs Edgartown Up-Island Nantucket Find the Moon guide that best suits your trip! Exploring the area? Try Moon Vermont, Moon Maine, and Moon Coastal Maine.

The Anatomy of Dreams

The Anatomy of Dreams
A Novel

by Chloe Benjamin

  • Publisher : Simon and Schuster
  • Release : 2014-09-16
  • Pages : 320
  • ISBN : 1476761175
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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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).

Music on Martha's Vineyard

Music on Martha's Vineyard
A History of Harmony

by Thomas Dresser,Jerold Muskin

  • Publisher : Arcadia Publishing
  • Release : 2014-09-30
  • Pages : 192
  • ISBN : 1625851561
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Martha's Vineyard has a rich musical legacy that stretches back to the earliest drumbeats of the Wampanoags and the whaling chanteys of the nineteenth century. Returning Civil War veterans formed the island's oldest continuous music ensemble, the Vineyard Haven Band. Vineyarders embrace all things musical, from choral and string ensembles to singers and songwriters. Discover this melodious history from the early twentieth-century dance bands at the Tivoli ballroom, through the war years, the piano bars and the nascent folk music scene at the Mooncusser Cafe, where Carly Simon and James Taylor played their first licks. Authors Thomas Dresser and Jerry Muskin explore the homegrown music scene and the summer stars who keep islanders and visitors moving to the beat.

The Island of the Colour-blind

The Island of the Colour-blind
A Book

by Oliver Sacks

  • Publisher : Pan Macmillan
  • Release : 2011-06-16
  • Pages : 384
  • ISBN : 1447204948
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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'Sacks is rightly renowned for his empathy . . . anyone with a taste for the exotic will find this beautifully written book highly engaging' – Sunday Times Always fascinated by islands, Oliver Sacks is drawn to the Pacific by reports of the tiny atoll of Pingelap, with its isolated community of islanders born totally colour-blind; and to Guam, where he investigates a puzzling paralysis endemic there for a century. Along the way, he re-encounters the beautiful, primitive island cycad trees – and these become the starting point for a meditation on time and evolution, disease and adaptation, and islands both real and metaphorical in The Island of the Colour-Blind.

Nantucket Sound Islands Trust, Massachusetts

Nantucket Sound Islands Trust, Massachusetts
Hearings Before the Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation of the Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs, House of Representatives, Ninety-fourth Congress, Second Session, on H.R. 10307 and S. 67 ... Held Washington, D.C., June 18, 1976, Martha's Vineyard, Mass., July 8, 1976

by United States. Congress. House. Committee on Interior and Insular Affairs. Subcommittee on National Parks and Recreation

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1977
  • Pages : 430
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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On this Island

On this Island
An Artistic View of Martha's Vineyard

by Billy Morrow Jackson,Siti Mariah Jackson

  • Publisher : Sports Publishing LLC
  • Release : 2005
  • Pages : 155
  • ISBN : 1582611718
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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As the ferry leaves Woods Hole and Martha's Vineyard slowly rises on the horizon, something inside you changes. The air is cleaner, the sky seems more blue and the water clearer. Then you realize it is not the water or the air or the sky that change, but that "something inside you" changes as you leave the mainland and draw closer to the Island. Martha's Vineyard may be just a few miles off the coast of Cape Cod, but to those who love the Island, she is world away. The Wampanoag name for the Vineyard, Noepe means "Island in the Streams" and comes close to capturing the essence of Martha's Vineyard. To describe Martha's Vineyard historically and geographically is easy. It was formed nearly 12,000 years ago, was first settled by the Wampanoag Indians and was discovered in 1602 by English mariner Bartholomew Gosnold. It is 100 square miles and consists of six distinct towns. But to capture the spirit of the Island is a much greater challenge. Acclaimed artists Billy Morrow Jackson, a Vineyard resident and visitor for over fifty years, and his wife, Siti Maria Jackson, provide an artist's view of this unique "Island in the Streams." On this Island includes original paintings, including classic works depicting the Gay Head Cliffs and Menemsha to the down Island towns of Vineyard Haven, Oak Bluffs and Edgartown. The artists focus not only on the land that is Martha's Vineyard, but they also capture the life and spirit of the people of the Island. On this Island: An Artist's View of Martha's Vineyard offers a rare view of the Island captured by two artists who know and appreciate all that the Island is.

The Island of the Colorblind

The Island of the Colorblind
A Book

by Oliver Sacks

  • Publisher : Vintage
  • Release : 2012-11-14
  • Pages : 336
  • ISBN : 0345805895
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Oliver Sacks has always been fascinated by islands--their remoteness, their mystery, above all the unique forms of life they harbor. For him, islands conjure up equally the romance of Melville and Stevenson, the adventure of Magellan and Cook, and the scientific wonder of Darwin and Wallace. Drawn to the tiny Pacific atoll of Pingelap by intriguing reports of an isolated community of islanders born totally color-blind, Sacks finds himself setting up a clinic in a one-room island dispensary, where he listens to these achromatopic islanders describe their colorless world in rich terms of pattern and tone, luminance and shadow. And on Guam, where he goes to investigate the puzzling neurodegenerative paralysis endemic there for a century, he becomes, for a brief time, an island neurologist, making house calls with his colleague John Steele, amid crowing cockerels, cycad jungles, and the remains of a colonial culture. The islands reawaken Sacks's lifelong passion for botany--in particular, for the primitive cycad trees, whose existence dates back to the Paleozoic--and the cycads are the starting point for an intensely personal reflection on the meaning of islands, the dissemination of species, the genesis of disease, and the nature of deep geologic time. Out of an unexpected journey, Sacks has woven an unforgettable narrative which immerses us in the romance of island life, and shares his own compelling vision of the complexities of being human.

Stories From Marthas Vineyard - 23 stories, myths and legends from Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Cape Cod

Stories From Marthas Vineyard - 23 stories, myths and legends from Martha's Vineyard, Nantucket, Block Island and Cape Cod
A Book

by Various

  • Publisher : Abela Publishing Ltd
  • Release : 2018-10-06
  • Pages : 170
  • ISBN : 1909302902
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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VINLAND, Claudia and Cabo de la Arenas have been but a few of the names given previously to Cape Cod. As far back as 985AD the Cape had been visited by the likes of the Viking, Leif Eiriksson, although this is disputed, Giovanni da Verrazzano (1524AD), Estêvão Gomes (1525AD), Samuel de Champlain (1606AD), Bartholomew Gosnold (1602AD), Henry Hudson (1609AD) and Captain John Smith (1614AD). It was Gosnold who had the honor and privilege of being the final arbiter of the Cape’s name in 1602. With such a long history it is therefore not surprising that much has been written and said about Cape Cod. Herein readers will find 23 such stories, collected from various sources, with origins in Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, Cape Cod and Block Island. Stories like: The Headless Skeleton of Swamptown, The Crow And Cat Of Hopkinshill, The Old Stone Mill, The Windam Frogs, Moodus Noises and many more. Appropriately, the book is commenced with a facsimile of The Mayflower Compact and ends with the Story of King Philip, Grand Sachem and Chief of the Wampanoag Tribe. MARTHA'S VINEYARD, called "Noepe" by the Native Americans, which in their picturesque language means "In the Midst of the Sea," is the largest island on the south-eastern coast of Massachusetts. However, there are those who correctly point out that there is no such place as Martha's Vineyard, except in geography and common speech. That it’s correct name is Martin Wyngaard's Island, so was named by Skipper Block, an Albany Dutchman. Sea fog is not uncommon in the area. When a fog started rising the Native Americans would say, "Here comes old Maushope's smoke"—but you will have to read the book to find out just why they say this.

The Martha's Vineyard Table

The Martha's Vineyard Table
A Book

by Jessica B. Harris

  • Publisher : Chronicle Books
  • Release : 2013-07-30
  • Pages : 204
  • ISBN : 1452133085
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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“A perfect Martha’s Vineyard guidebook” from the acclaimed culinary historian and winner of the James Beard Foundation Lifetime Achievement Award (Publishers Weekly). Martha’s Vineyard has long been renowned as a popular vacation destination, but few are aware of the island’s rich culinary history. The Martha’s Vineyard Table celebrates the cuisine of this seaside escape with such treats as Codfish Fritters, Stuffed Quahogs, Corn Pudding, and Cranberry-Apple Crisp. In addition to 80 recipes, Jessica Harris captures the charm of the island’s gingerbread cottages, lobster fishermen, artisan fudge shops, and farmers’ markets in her short essays on Vineyard life. For the nostalgic visitor and for those who dream of vacationing there, The Martha’s Vineyard Table brings the island to life. “It includes culinary contributions from many groups that call the Vineyard home: Jamaicans’ Codfish Fritters and Red Pea Soup with Spinners; Portuguese specialties of Kale Soup and Jagacida (a dish of linguiça, beans, and rice); African American dishes like Cornbread and Collard Green Pie; and Wampanoag-inspired Corn Pudding and Cranberry-Apple Crisp.” —Martha’s Vineyard Magazine

Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, & Nantucket (11th Edition) (Explorer's Complete)

Explorer's Guide Cape Cod, Martha's Vineyard, & Nantucket (11th Edition) (Explorer's Complete)
A Book

by Kim Grant

  • Publisher : The Countryman Press
  • Release : 2017-05-23
  • Pages : 448
  • ISBN : 1682680126
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The bestselling guide to the Cape—with a brand-new look The most detailed and trusted guide to Cape Cod is back in its eleventh edition. Sporting a fresh and vibrant new design, Explorer’s Guide Cape Cod, Martha’s Vineyard, & Nantucket offers travelers helpful and intelligently organized information on all the natural beauty and fun attractions the Cape and its islands have to offer, no matter your taste or budget. Read hundreds of dining reviews ranging from America’s best clam shacks to elegant four-star bistros. Plan an unforgettable whale-watching excursion, satisfy your nostalgia at an old drive-in theater, or simply find the perfect beach spot to enjoy that local Cabernet. Each section features must-see sites and curated day-trip itineraries to meet the hopes of any Cape journey. Whether interested in a serene retreat, an outdoor adventure, or local culture, the Explorer’s Guide series is unparalleled in its tradition of giving travelers the tools and information they need to discover every corner of their next destination.

The Dorothy West Martha's Vineyard

The Dorothy West Martha's Vineyard
Stories, Essays and Reminiscences by Dorothy West Writing in the Vineyard Gazette

by James Robert Saunders,Renae Nadine Shackelford

  • Publisher : McFarland
  • Release : 2017-07-06
  • Pages : 168
  • ISBN : 0786450754
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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This book is a compilation of selected stories, essays, and reminiscences that Dorothy West wrote for the Vineyard Gazette from the 1960s to the early 1990s. In these entries, West retraces life on the island as she experienced it from 1908, when she was an infant, to 1993 when she wrote her final column. Born in 1907 in Boston, Dorothy West went on to develop into a prize-winning author by the time she was in her teens. The 1926 award she received in New York, and the lure of the city itself, inspired West to leave Boston and join what was then a fledgling literary movement that would evolve into the Harlem Renaissance. She circulated among what in essence was the black literary "royalty" of her times, of which she was a signal member. By the mid-1940s West had returned to Massachusetts, to Martha's Vineyard. She began to write a column for the local paper about the comings and goings of island residents and visitors. It was her column in the Gazette that drew the attention of former First Lady Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis who, on one of her island visits, met the author and expressed her admiration. Onassis, at the time, just happened to be an editor at Doubleday. When Onassis learned of a decades-old manuscript that had been laid aside, she urged West to pick up the work again. West later dedicated this book "To the memory of my editor, Jacqueline Kennedy Onassis. Though there was never such a mismatched pair in appearance, we were perfect partners." The authors selected from the Gazette columns that West wrote over the three decades, those on people, events, and nature seemed to have the greatest historic, artistic, or philosophical import.

Steven Spielberg

Steven Spielberg
A Biography (Third Edition)

by Joseph McBride

  • Publisher : Faber & Faber
  • Release : 2012-09-01
  • Pages : 654
  • ISBN : 0571280552
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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Steven Spielberg is responsible for some of the most successful films of all time: Jaws, Close Encounters of the Third Kind, E.T. and the 'Indiana Jones' series. Yet for many years most critics condescendingly regarded Spielberg as a child-man incapable of dealing maturely with the complexities of life. The deeper levels of meaning in his films were largely ignored. This changed with Schindler's List, his masterpiece about a gentile businessman who saves eleven hundred Jews from the Holocaust. For Spielberg, the film was the culmination of a long struggle with his Jewish identity - an identity of which he had long been ashamed, but now triumphantly embraced. Until the first edition of Steven Spielberg: A Biography was published in 1997, much about Spielberg's personality and the forces that shaped it had remained enigmatic, in large part because of his tendency to obscure and mythologize his own past. In his astute and perceptive biography, Joseph McBride reconciled Spielberg's seeming contradictions and produced a coherent portrait of the man who found a way to transmute the anxieties of his own childhood into some of the most emotionally powerful and viscerally exciting films ever made. In the second edition, McBride added four chapters to Spielberg's life story, chronicling his extraordinarily active and creative period from 1997 to 2010, a period in which he balanced his executive duties as one of the partners in the film studio DreamWorks SKG with a remarkable string of films as a director: Amistad, Saving Private Ryan, A. I. Artificial Intelligence, Minority Report, The Terminal and Munich--films which expanded his range both stylistically and in terms of adventurous, often controversial, subject matter. This third edition brings Spielberg's career up-to-date with material on The Adventures of Tintin and War Horse. The original edition was praised by the New York Times Book Review as 'an exemplary portrait' written with 'impressive detail and sensitivity'; Time called it 'easily the finest and fairest of the unauthorized biographies of the director.' Of the second edition, Nigel Morris - author of The Cinema of Steven Spielberg: Empire of Light - said: 'With this tour de force, McBride remains the godfather of Spielberg studies.'

Martha's Vineyard, Summer Resort, After 100 Years

Martha's Vineyard, Summer Resort, After 100 Years
A Book

by Henry Beetle Hough

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 1982
  • Pages : 276
  • ISBN : 9876543210XXX
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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The New England Coast

The New England Coast
The Most Spectacular Sights & Destinations

by William H. Johnson, Kim Knox Beckius

  • Publisher : Unknown Publisher
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 9781616731250
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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To explore the New England Coast is to explore the roots of our nation, from the Pilgrims landing at Plymouth Rock to the Battle of Bunker Hill. It is to experience the traditions that have shaped our culture and livelihood, from the quaint fishing villages at land’s end to the prestigious colleges of Boston. And it is to witness the natural wonders of Cape Cod’s miles of open beach, the rugged cliffs along the Maine Coast, the dense forests of Acadia National Park, and much more. In The New England Coast, writer Kim Knox Beckius and photographer William H. Johnson present the sights and experiences that make this region one of the country’s most popular destinations, beloved by year-round residents and seasonal vacationers alike. As it highlights the coast’s history and culture, the book also offers practical travel information and suggestions for the best ways to explore the region. It is an ideal companion for the millions who flock to the New England Coast every summer, as well as perfect fireside reading during the harsh Atlantic winters.

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard

The Insider's Guide to Martha's Vineyard
A Book

by P. D. Murray

  • Publisher : Lulu.com
  • Release : 2022
  • Pages : 129
  • ISBN : 1304144615
  • Language : En, Es, Fr & De
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