Thomas Dresser 128 pages softcover
Getting to the 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