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The Black Dog turns 50

It all began with a cannon. A nine-inch muzzle-loading Dahlgren cannon that weighed nearly 10,000 pounds, to be precise. Captain Bob Douglas, founder of...

Let’s raise a glass to Prohibition

On a foggy evening on April 23, 1927, the fishing schooner Etta M. Burns was sailing back to New Bedford when the helmsman fell...

Pies, cakes, art, and Richard Lee

A smile traces the lips of Toni Cohen as she thinks back on a certain Halloween in 1977. “There were about a dozen people in...

Flounder, fluke, and flying by the seat of your pants

Bob Mone, owner of Mone Insurance, has a well-appointed office overlooking Vineyard Haven harbor. It’s decorated with a nautical motif; there’s a 5-foot admiralty...

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