This was then: The Ice Yachts:
Before the 1938 hurricane (and the subsequent dredging of a wide, permanent channel into Vineyard Sound), Tashmoo was mostly fresh water and prone to freezing over mid-winter with a layer of ice more than six inches thick. A popular spot for ice-skating, Tashmoo was also home to a more unusual sport: iceboating.
As the Boston Globe wrote in 1898, “There is probably no place this side of the Hudson where there is as much interest taken in ice yachting as on the island of Martha’s Vineyard.” That winter, 11 ice boats regularly ra…
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