Image from page 24 of “The tourist’s guide to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard” (1902)
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Title: The tourist’s guide to Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard
Year: 1902 (1900s)
Publisher: [Boston] J. F. Murphy
Contributing Library: The Library of Congress
Digitizing Sponsor: Sloan Foundation
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It is a veritable havenof rest, extending out into Vineyard Soundand Vineyard Haven Harbor. Situated thus,in the immediate path of the cool refreshingwinds that pervade the point, this section ofMarthas Vineyard possesses all the attributesof a spot of recreation and its patronage issufficient evidence of this fact. The multi-tudes that promenade the thoroughfares in thesummer give to it a very metropolitan aspect,the realism of which is only eliminated by thecool, careless array that prevails. Now passing East Chop Light, the boat turnsto make a landing at Oak Bluffs. The buildingthat you notice at the head of the wharf is theMarthas Vineyard Institute, a summer schoolfor teachers. Our next landing is Cottage City, one ofNew Englands famous watering places, visit-ed annually by 250,000 people. As this re-nowned resort is approached; its magnificentlay out, even as viewed from the landing, can-not but win the plaudits of the lover of theartistic and the beautiful. Cottage City, quite
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23 NANTtCKET. appropriately suits this resort, whose area iscovered with palatial edifices, conceived bythe most noted architects and its quiet unpre-tentious buildings that shelter the workmanwho recreates here. Lying close to the seaare concentrated the greater part of the Citysresidences which invite the breezy winds fromNantucket Sound. The trees that are said to have flourished,extending to the bluffs are now not to be seenand their presence remains as but a memoryof the past. After leaving Cottage City the boat takes asouth easterly course and the journey to Nan-tucket is once more resumed. On the right asthe boat steams along, away in the far distancelooms up against the horizon, a dim line ofsteeples which is Edgartown, one of the prin-cipal towns of the island of Marthas Vineyard.Then, on the extreme end of ChappaquiddickIsland is Cape Poge Light. After sailing forseventy minutes we see to the left, the CrossRip Light Ship. From this point the touristwill have a long sail thr
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